Foundations complete for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour
Contractors have completed foundation work for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour and set a new world record in the process.
The pile was tested to a load of over 36,000 tonnes the maximum carried by a single foundation pile to date, developer Emaar said in a statement.
More than 145 barrette piles have been used to form the foundation for the project, designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls.
In the coming days, the first structural facets of The Tower will be visible with several dedicated teams already on-site to accelerate the development work of a project.
The Tower, which will leverage the latest advances in construction and engineering technology, is destined to overtake Burj Khalifa as the tallest building in the world when it is built.
It will be the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour, a huge 6 km2 development close to the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary being developed in partnership with Dubai Holding.