Dubai Creek Tower sets new milestone with completion of pile cap
Dubai Creek Tower, the global icon in the heart of the 6 sq km Dubai Creek Harbour, has completed concrete placement for the pile cap two months ahead of scheduled completion. The concrete pouring commenced in September last year and reached over 50 per cent completion in January 2018.
Dubai Creek Tower’s pile cap is an approximately 20m thick multi-layered, tiered reinforced concrete top that covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes. With this milestone, 50,000 cubic meters of concrete has been poured, weighing about 120,000 tonnes or the weight of the CN Tower in Canada. 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 highlighting the global collaboration that marks the construction of the new iconic structure. 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.
Dubai Creek Tower will add incredible economic value to Dubai Creek Harbour, a mixed-use development located near the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to over 67 species of water birds and is protected by the UNESCO Ramsar Convention.