One Za’abeel designed as a floating gateway to Dubai’s Financial District
ALEC Engineering and Contracting (ALEC), has topped out Tower A on Ithra Dubai’s iconic One Za’abeel project.
Standing at a height of 304 metres, Tower A has been fully connected to its neighbouring Tower B via a 225 metre, 9,400-ton sky-bridge known as ‘The Link’, which was successfully installed over two lifts in Q4-2020.
Elevated at just over 100 metres about ground, ‘The Link’ is not only a unique design feature, but a feat of engineering that when completed will place One Za’abeel in the record books as the world’s longest occupied building cantilever.
Tower A required 215,000cbm of concrete and 54,110 tons of steel reinforcement, the equivalent weight of just over 94 A-380 Airbuses.
“This is a significant milestone for us as main contractors and I look forward to overseeing the project’s continued progress,” affirmed Kez Taylor, CEO, ALEC.
“One Za’abeel was designed as a floating gateway to Dubai’s Financial District and thanks to the great collaboration with WSP and the engineering expertise of everyone involved,” noted Fadi Jabri, Executive Officer, Nikken Sekkei, the lead architects and engineers of the project.
“The project will play an important role in the future of the UAE and has set the benchmark for sustainability and the uncompromised luxury of its design,” commented Peter Westeng, Chairman, Omnium International.