Calatrava-designed Dubai Creek Tower completes massive concrete pile cap

The pile covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes.

Calatrava-designed Dubai Creek Tower completes massive concrete pile cap

Concrete placement work for Dubai Creek Tower’s pile cap has been completed two months ahead of schedule. 

A 20m-thick, multi-layered pile cap has been developed for the $1bn (AED3.67bn) Dubai Creek Tower, which is part of the 6km2 Dubai Creek Harbour master development.

The pile covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes.— constructionweekonline.com

Up to 16,000 tons of steel reinforcement, reportedly twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower, have been buried in the sandy Dubai ground to support (what has been promised to become) the world’s tallest tower at a yet to be disclosed height: the Dubai Creek Tower designed by Santiago Calatrava.