Heard of Azerbaijan? You have now.


This is sure to put them on the map.

Azerbaijan (say it 3 times really fast!) is planning to build the world’s tallest building – taller than the iconic Burj Khalifa.

Azerbaijan Tower commences construction in 2015, and will rise more than 1 kilometre in height into the clouds upon its completion in 2018 or 2019.

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The Azerbaijan Tower is being built on a series of artificial islands, called the Khazar Islands, constructed in the Caspian Sea off Garadag, southwest of Baku (Google it – we did!).

The development also includes schools, shopping, housing and of course a Formula 1 track.

by Amanda Johnstone

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