Progress at ‘The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour’


    Progress at the site

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, reviewed the progress in construction of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, the iconic observation tower that defines a new skyline for the nation. More than 145 barrette piles have been laid to depths of over 72 metres to secure the super-tall structure. The barrette piles used for the foundation have been tested to a world record test load of 360 MN (36,000 tonnes), and the work was undertaken by foundation specialist, Soletanche Bachy. A cathodic protection system, similar to that used on the foundations of Burj Khalifa, is being completed to protect it from any corrosion risk. 
    Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties said: “The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is our tribute to the nation, a new architectural marvel that will enhance our civic pride, and contribute to the economy by promoting the tourism sector. The spectacular tower will also frame a new skyline that adds to the cityscape set by Burj Khalifa.”