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With massive construction projects, Dubai has earned itself the reputation of being at the forefront of design and development. Their latest feather in the cap is the 57-storey skyscraper called “Maze Tower” located on Sheikh Zayed Road. The building, completed in January 2012, features a striking maze design covering nearly the entirety of its front and rear facades. The unique design has earned the tower and its architects at Al Rostamani Group the title of the largest vertical maze in the world, as recognized by Guinness World Records.

Constructed out of stone, the maze is actually a set of interconnected balconies for the various residential units and offices in the building designed in the shape of a maze. The maze itself is not just a random pattern but a real puzzle designed by acclaimed maze designer Adrian Fisher. At night, the maze is illuminated by multi-coloured LED lights and a “Maze Eye,” - an 8 metre circular video wall at the top of the building, can be used to display images.

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Photo credit: Guinness World Records

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