Dubai Creek Tower achieves new construction milestone

Concrete pouring began in September last year and was 50% complete in January of this year

Construction on the Dubai Creek Tower is progressing at pace and achieved a milestone two months ahead of schedule, according to a statement by Emaar. The concrete placement for the pile cap is now said to be 100% complete.

In achieving the milestone, 50,000 cubic metres of concrete has been poured, which is said to weigh about 120,000 tonnes or the weight of the CN Tower in Canada. Approximately 16,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement has also been placed, which Emaar says is just over twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower.

Dubai Creek Tower’s pile cap is an approximately 20m thick multi-layered, tiered reinforced concrete top that covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes. In its statement, Emaar said that more than 450 skilled professionals from across the world are working on-site.

In October 2016, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum kicked-off construction at a ground-breaking ceremony, following which the foundation work was accomplished in record time. The tower’s 145 barrette piles were tested to 36,000 tonnes – said to be a world record – and laid 72m deep in an effort to secure the super-structure firmly.

Designed by Spanish/Swiss architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava Valls, Dubai Creek Tower will boast several observation decks such as the Pinnacle Room and VIP Observation Garden Decks.

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