Six Construct has completed the concrete placement of the pile cap on what will be the world’s tallest tower.
This recent milestone for the 1km tall Dubai Creek Tower, took more than 450 skilled professionals pouring 50,000m³ concrete in fewer than nine months.
Workers also placed approximately 18,000t of steel reinforcement,
The 20m thick multi-layered, tiered reinforced concrete top covers and transfers the load from the tower to the 145 foundation barrettes, which were tested to 36,000t – said to be a world record – and laid 72m deep.
When completed, the Dubai Creek Tower is envisioned to become Dubai’s latest landmark. Designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, the tower will become the centrepiece of the Dubai Creek Harbour, a waterfront development on the banks of Dubai Creek featuring mixed-use towers.
Costing AED3.65bn (£748M), the tower is expected to be 1km tall, surpassing the height of the current tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa at 828m.
The contract for building the foundations has been awarded to Six Construct; the contract for building the tower itself has not yet been awarded.
Late last year GE reported that Fugro had successfully completed the testing for the tower’s foundations.