Dubai’s next tallest tower has hit it’s milestone
The construction of the world’s tallest milestone in Dubai has already reached its milestone. This is a huge success for Dubai as they are on track with their progress. And the best of it all is that they are running ahead of their schedule.
The building is also to be the world’s largest building. Thereby pushing Burj Khalifa into second place. There are 450 skilled workers who are employed to have this project completed and underway. The project is also commissioned to be USD 1billion. The milestone that has been achieved is the completion of the concrete cap of the super tall masterpiece.
The good news is that the project is on track and ahead of schedule had been announced on Tuesday. The most important component of megastructure is the pile cap. It is so massive that to put in perspective, it is equivalent to the entire weight of the CN Tower in Canada.
The tower is indeed the main focus of attraction and the centerpiece of the Dubai Creek harbor. It is scheduled for its completion in 2020. The work had been started since last September on the pile cap and had been completed by about 50 percent in the month of January 2018. There are 50,000 cubic meters of concrete that had been poured into it and that weighs a staggering 120,000 tonnes. And this phase of the project was completed ahead of schedule.
The pile cap is a 20 metered multi-layered, tiered concrete top that is reinforced which covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes. And as of May 2017, the barrette piles have been laid to the depths of more than 72 meters. That is about one fifth the height of one of the tallest five towers in Dubai, that is done so to secure the structure. They have also been tested to a world record test load of 36,000 tonnes, thereby proving that it is extremely stable and highly secure.
The tower is envisioned to become the next global icon. The design of the structure was done by Spanish/Swiss architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava Valls.