Concrete placement work for Dubai Creek Tower's pile cap has been completed two months ahead of schedule.
A 20-meter-thick, multi-layered pile cap has been developed for the US$1 billion (AED3.67 billion) Dubai Creek Tower, which is part of the 6 square-kilometers Dubai Creek Harbour master development.
The pile covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes.
Following the completion of this element, 50,000 cubic meters of concrete has been poured for the project, weighing 120,000 metric tons.
Up to 16,000 metric tons of steel reinforcement, twice the weight of Eiffel Tower, has also been placed for the tower.
In February 2018, it was announced that design development program for Dubai Creek Tower had been completed.
Wind engineering experts from BMT have completed aerodynamic shape optimization studies, wind loading analyses, and façade wind pressure assessments for the project.
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is leading the project's design and engineering works.
Emaar Properties, in a joint venture with Dubai Holding, is developing Dubai Creek Harbour.
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