His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and PM of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai has recently paid a visit to The Tower located in Dubai Creek to check on the development of foundation work.
After the groundbreaking ceremony of the project held October last year, about 145 barrette piles or more have been put in place to as deep as 72 meters. These piles are presently being trimmed to prepare for the setting of 19-meter-thick pile cap.
Throughout the planning, the piles utilized for the foundation were assessed to a recorded test load of 360MN or 36 thousand tons by foundation specialist Soletanche Bachy to guarantee their fit for the project. To protect against the corrosion, they also put up a cathodic protection system that’s also utilized on the Burj Khalifa.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed was informed on the milestone that has been realized which includes the completed foundation work as well as work commencement on the anchorages for the stay cables that are a vital part of structural support and design of The Tower.
Emaar Properties’ Chairman Mohamed Alabbar, Dubai Holding chairman Abdullah Al Habbai, as well as other higher up officials, accompanied HH Sheikh Mohammed on the site visit.
Mohamed Alabbar expressed their gratitude for the support and assistance extended by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who have inspired them to continue pushing on their boundaries.
He further stated that The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, a grand architectural feat that enhances UAE’s local pride that will contribute to the tourism market is their tribute to the country. Additionally, the massive tower will frame a new skyline that will add more to the beauty of Dubai’s cityscape that also highlights Burj Khalifa.
Abdullah Al Habbai remarked that the megaproject stands for the hope and positivity which the city celebrates. Having this iconic project, Dubai demonstrates once again its capability to develop unique projects that stun the world.
The project was designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls, a Spanish-Swiss architect, and engineer. The Tower was designed to present various observation decks offering a stunning 360 degrees panoramic views of Dubai.
Presently, The Tower is set to be completed on 2020 having the ultimate structural height that is yet to be revealed.
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