Tower taller than Burj Khalifa now under way

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Tower taller than Burj Khalifa now under way

Tower taller than Burj Khalifa now under way

The plan to construct the new super-tall tower expected to be 100 meters higher than the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, is currently in progress, with Aurecon delegated as the project’s engineer and architect.

Aurecon will work with the tower’s maker, Mr. Santiago Calatravra, who is the man behind this soon to be architectural marvel, leading the design and building team.

The pair will work together on a scope of specialized technical elements planned for the tower, which will be constructed at the heart of Emaar Properties’ Dubai Creek Harbor development. It will be no less than 928 meters high and contain a dominant concrete column being held up by a system of steel cable stays, as told by the Chairman of Emaar, Mr. Mohamed Alabbar.

The highest point of the structure will house a shaped oval bud with 10 open decks, including a sight-seeing platform known as The Pinnacle Room which will offer 360-degree perspectives of the city. The bud will likewise contain a boutique lodging, conference rooms as well as vertical gardens.

“The Calatrava group were hoping to work straightforwardly with specialists who have had hands-on venture experience on other super-tall and comparable megastructure projects,” said project director Mr. Adrian Jones.

“The structure will put into test the craftsmanship of Aurecon as we work our part in making on the assembled fabric of humankind.”

Building consultancy group, Aurecon was started in 2009 after a merger between the Australian consultancy Connell Wagner with South African practices Ninham Shand and Africon.

The organization is at work on various essential GCC ventures, including Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority’s Strategic Transportation Master Plan and is working on the extension of an aggregates terminal for Qatar Primary Minerals Company in Qatar.

The tower is planned to be delivered before Dubai’s Expo 2020 starting in October 2020. It will cost 1 billion US dollar to construct.


Mohamed Dekkak

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