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New skybridge gives Capital a towering claim

(Staff Reporter) / 10 April 2011

The Nation Towers’ skybridge in Abu Dhabi has surpassed the world record by being the highest link bridge in the world at 202.5 metres, 30 metres higher than the skybridge of the Petronas Tower in Malaysia.

The Nation Towers project reached another major construction milestone as International Capital Trading and its contractors National Projects and Construction (NPC) and Arabtec Construction, successfully lifted into place an enormous steel bridge section weighing over 400 tonnes. 

The overall installation of the bridge consisted of three major operations: assembly, lifting and positioning. Computer-controlled hydraulically operating lifting and sliding jacks were used to lift the massive section into place 202.5 metres above ground level. At the 50th and the 54th level, the sky bridge structure connects Nation Towers 1 and 2.

The Nation Towers, a mixed use development project covers a total built up area of 34,00,000 square feet consisting of two buildings featuring a 64–storey residential tower, a 50–storey luxury hotel and office tower and a retail podium.



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