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Structural works underway for Calatrava-designed The Tower in Dubai Creek

Structural work is underway at Emaar Properties’ $1 billion (AED3.67bn) The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, designed by Spanish architecture firm Calatrava International . The building, once completed in 2020,  will be 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa.

Developers Emaar Properties reveals that structural sheets have been laid in the foundations of the tower.

The pile foundation was, however, completed in May, with the piles tested to bear a load of over 36,000 tonnes – the maximum carried by a single foundation pile to date.

The Tower will comprise residential and leisure features including a 360 viewing deck “The Pinnacle Room”, and a VIP observation deck with landscaping meant to recreate the “splendour of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.”

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 It will also feature fully glazed rotating balconies that extend outward, rotating outside the skin of the tower and a boutique hotel for visitors.
Emaar Properties is developing the Dubai Creek Harbour master developer in joint venture with Dubai Holding.