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Sheikh Mohammed reviews Dubai Creek Tower construction progress

More than 50% progress has been achieved for the pile cap core of Dubai Creek Tower, with full completion scheduled for this year

HH Sheikh Mohammed recently reviewed the Dubai Creek Tower project [image: Dubai Media Office].
HH Sheikh Mohammed recently reviewed the Dubai Creek Tower project [image: Dubai Media Office].

Details of Dubai Creek Tower's construction progress have been revealed.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, recently reviewed the development. 

VIDEO: Emaar's Dubai Creek Tower completes excavation work

The tower, located within the 6km2 Dubai Creek Harbour development, has reached a new milestone, it was revealed. 

The core of the project's pile cap has now reached its highest point, and it is more than 50% complete, with completion scheduled for mid-2018. 

READ: Dubai Creek Tower put through ground engineering tests

Concrete placement for the pile cap began in September 2017. 

Dubai Creek Tower's pile cap is a multi-layered and tiered reinforced concrete top that is almost 20m thick. 

The cap covers and transfers loads to the foundation barrettes. 

To date, up to 25,000m3 of concrete has been poured for the pile cap, with 12,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement also placed.

In total, almost 50,000m3 of concrete will be used to fully cap the foundation piles. 

More than 450 people are working on the project, designed by Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, Dubai Media Office revealed. 

HH Sheikh Mohammed marked the tower's ground-breaking commencement in October 2016. 

After foundation works were completed in March 2017, the tower's 145 barrette piles were tested to a world-record load of 36,000 tonnes, and laid 72m deep, for the project.



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