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7,100-tonne link to connect One Za'abeel towers takes final shape

Filed on July 6, 2020 | Last updated on July 6, 2020 at 03.04 pm
One Za’abeel, Link, dubai, UAE

The structure will be lifted 100m above ground level to its final position connecting the two towers.

A horizontal link that will connect the two towers of One Za'abeel has achieved a new milestone, with its final slide now being complete while at ground level.

The structure, known as The Link, now weighing 7,100 tonnes, will be lifted 100m above ground level to its final position connecting the two towers.

A cantilevered structure will be later added, giving the Link its final shape as a cantilevered sky concourse. Currently, The Link is safely positioned over The Happiness Bridge in Dubai's Financial District and is undergoing its final technical preparations for its epic ascent later this year.

The Link began to take shape in a series of slides to elongate the structure to its final position before its lift. It is at its heaviest in its current position, weighing a total of 7,100 tonnes. Made from a composite material of steel, it required a significant 500 tonnes of force and a team of experts in the fields of construction, engineering and contracting to carry out this last slide.

While still under development, One Za'abeel has earned its reputation as an iconic structure within Dubai's world-class skyline, with the construction itself having garnered international attention.

When complete, One Za'abeel will redefine the mixed-use offering in the region through its three-building structures that include The Link, and house the finest residential spaces and the world's first urban resort. The sky concourse will make the bucket list of any jet-setting traveller for its views, ambience, world-class restaurants, and panoramic photo opportunities.

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