After the delays, IP controversy, Dubai Frame head for the finish line



Dubai's latest skyscraper, the Dubai setting is nearing completion with the opening scheduled for the second half of this year. Built at a cost of $ 43.60 million, the 150-meter high building symbolizes the evolution of Dubai from a modest establishment to a brilliant metropolis and offers a panoramic view of the city skyscrapers.

However, the project is also accompanied by a history of delays and controversy over allegations of IP infringement by Mexican architect Fernando Donis who is currently suing the Dubai Municipality for copyright infringement and theft of its design for the structure.

According to a New York Times report, Donis won an international competition in 2009 organized by elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp for the design of the Dubai framework. He was subsequently excluded from the execution of the project and construction, and never received compensation for its design.

Donis' allegations of intellectual property theft were refuted by the Dubai government, which claimed that the architect did not have the necessary local licenses to carry out the project and described the price of $ 100,000, He received for winning the contest.

The latest controversy over intellectual property is one of many activities of the design and construction industry in Dubai, which was previously discussed for its working practices, treatment of migrant workers and erratic construction schedules .