Dubai Creek Tower has completed the concrete pile cap two months ahead of scheduled completion.
Contractor BESIX commenced the concrete pouring in September 2017 and reached the half way point in January 2018.
Dubai Creek Tower will be the centre piece of Dubai Creek Harbour, a mixed-use development located near the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.
Set to surpass Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest building, the tower’s pile cap is an approximately 20 metre thick multi-layered, tiered reinforced concrete top that covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes.
The milestone means 50,000 cubic metres of concrete has been poured, weighing about 120,000 tonnes or the weight of the CN Tower in Canada, developer Emaar said in a statement.
About 16,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement has also been placed, just over twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower.
In October 2016, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed marked the ground-breaking of the tower, with the foundation work accomplished in a record time.
The tower’s 145 barrette piles were tested to a world record load of 36,000 tonnes and laid 72 metres deep to firmly secure the super-structure.
Over 450 skilled professionals from across the world are working on site.
Designed by Spanish/Swiss architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava Valls, Dubai Creek Tower will feature several observation decks such as the Pinnacle Room and VIP Observation Garden Decks.