Construction of world's tallest tower on track in Dubai
The landmark construction project of Dubai’s ‘Burj Dubai’ hit new heights this week with the completion of the construction of the structure’s 50th floor. The tower will not only be the tallest tower in the emirate, but also in the world, and will be able to accommodate some 35,000 residents.
This week’s completion of the tower’s 50th floor also marks the construction of one quarter of the tower’s habitable height, according to Gulf News. The tower’s planned spire will reportedly be visible from more than 95 kilometers from the structure itself.
The tower, price at a staggering Dh3.673 billion tower, will ultimately have 200 habitable floors, and though its ultimate height is still being kept a secret, sources suggest that it will exceed 750 meters upon completion.
Construction for Burj Dubai began in early 2005, and is set to end in 2008. The current rate of construction progression is one floor per week, with more than 3,000 workers working on the site, and a planned number of man-hours needed to complete the project being estimated at 22 million.
So far, more than 160,000 cubic meters of high-quality concrete and more than 25,000 metric ton of steel rebars have been used on the project. In addition, more than 142,000 square meters of glass (equivalent to 30 American football fields) will be used in the tower.