UK-headquartered construction firm Mace reports that the final segment of the world’s longest cantilevered building has been successfully raised and fixed into position at the landmark One Za’abeel mixed-use development in Dubai.
The main, 8,500-tonne section of The Link was lifted 100m above a busy, six-lane highway in August.
Mace, which is providing project and programme management for developer Ithra Dubai, said the final, 900-tonne section was lifted over a four-day period, at a speed of five metres per hour, completing on 24 October.
Now fixed between two towers 304m and 241m in height, the 226m horizontal tower juts 66m into the air. It will house restaurants and shops and have an infinity pool on its roof.
- Watch the main section lift:
Mace said the lifting system for The Link is made up of Strand Lifting Units (SLUs) with three components: a hydraulic hollow jack a tensile member with steel strands, and anchorages for the load.
Jason Millett, CEO for Consultancy at Mace, said: "The Link ascent at One Za’abeel is a record-breaking achievement, made possible through the collaboration and fantastic work of engineering, consultancy and construction teams. The milestone highlights Mace’s international consultancy capability, managing the installation and lifting the world’s longest building cantilever, and helping to deliver One Za’abeel as a new landmark in Dubai."
One Za’abeel will have offices, 263 luxury residential units, a retail podium, 493 luxury hotel rooms, and serviced apartments.
It is aiming for Gold LEED certification.
Image: The final 900-tonne section was lifted over a four-day period, at a speed of five metres per hour, completing on 24 October (Mace)