From Silver Star Tower it takes roughly eight minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 22 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 20 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 25 minutes to The Walk JBR.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 17 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 44 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
Originally known as The German Tower, the building was described by the architect in these words: ‘The slender tower with its matte silver facade, reminiscent of a luxury car, rises above a pedestal of black natural stone.
‘Its slightly convex façades and understated elegance set the tower soothingly apart from its more obviously ornate neighbours.
'Its form is also a formal contrast to the cubistic pedestal on which it stands.
'The facade, which appears silky matte and mysterious in daylight, undergoes a metamorphosis at night to become expressively transparent.’
The plot was excavated in 2007 and the foundation piling was completed in 2008 but the project immediately went on hold as a result of the global financial crisis. The plot has since been filled in and remains untouched.