Alec Engineering and Contracting said it has completed another major engineering milestone with the final lift of ‘The Link’, a 9,500-tonne steel structure, which forms the central feature of Ithra Dubai’s flagship mixed-use luxury development, One Za’abeel.
A part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, Alec is the main contractor of One Za'abeel which will see retail, residential, hospitality and offices come together as part of its mixed-use status, giving its guests, tenants and visitors an unparalleled 360-degree view of the city.
Announcing the feat, Alec said the innovative and complex cantilever now stands at a total height of 125 m after a four-day lift which started on October 21.
‘The Link’ went through a final alignment during the week, as part of which the cantilever was welded into the towers on which it is placed, it added.
Alec CEO Kez Taylor said: "We have witnessed the impossible come to life through ‘The Link’. Throughout the four-day process this month our team continuously monitored the structural behaviour of ‘The Link’ and the Towers, reassuring the design’s integrity and strength."
"It has been a great privilege for ALEC to work on such an innovative and breath-taking design, and we are humbled to be part of an engineering project that solidifies Dubai’s reputation as a centre of innovation and excellence," noted Taylor.
"One Za’abeel is a development that has already earned its reputation as an iconic structure within Dubai’s world-class skyline and we look forward to a successful top out in the months to come," he added.
Having successfully completed its first lift in August 2020, ‘The Link’ is destined to become the world’s largest cantilevered building upon completion, an official Guinness World record, as it will be placed between two towers that stand 300 and 235 m tall.-TradeArabia News Service