Dubai’s new tallest tower just hit a huge milestone

The Dhs3.6 billion project is due to be completed in 2020

Dubai is always soaring to new heights, and its next big venture to the sky is already taking shape.

The Tower, which will become the city’s new tallest building, is well ahead of its schedule, as an important component for the rest of the mega structure has just been completed.

The pile cap, the thick concrete mat that lays the foundation of multi-storey buildings, was recently finished by 450 workers on the project.

It involved 50,000 cubic metres of concrete, weighing around 120,000 tonnes. To put that into perspective, that’s just around the same weight at the CN Tower in Canada. And that’s only the pile cap.

Work on the project started in September 2017 and was already 50 percent finished by January this year.

According to Emaar Properties, the Dhs3.6 billion Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour will be a "notch taller than Burj Khalifa".

Back when it was first revealed, chairman of Emaar Properties Mohamed Alabbar said: “With The Tower, we are delivering a compelling destination that will add long-term economic value to Dubai and the UAE.”

Chosen by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai himself, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is behind the design of the building.

The property will feature residential and leisure facilities, including a 360-degree viewing deck and a VIP observation deck.

The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is currently the next tallest tower under construction, although without Emaar announcing its height, the title is still up for grabs.

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