Sorouh Real Estate PJSC, one of Abu Dhabi’s leading real estate developers, announced significant progress towards the completion of SHAMS Abu Dhabi, a landmark development on Reem Island. Construction on Sun Tower, the 64-storey residential skyscraper, has now reached the 58th floor on the lift core and will shortly reach the same milestone with the floors. Its sister, Sky Tower, has reached level 52 on the lift core, and now stands an impressive 45 out of 74 floors tall.
The rapid rate of construction means that another floor is added to the towers every 6 to 10 days. The remarkable progress on Sun and Sky Towers is the product of more than 11,750,000 man-hours since work began on the site in late 2006.
Commenting on progress, Sorouh’s Chief Operations’ Officer, Mr Samer Abu-Hijleh, said: “Looking out from Abu Dhabi across to Reem Island, you can already see these iconic structures taking shape. Construction on SHAMS Abu Dhabi is on track and the speed with which it is making progress underlines Sorouh’s commitment to looking ahead and completing its developments on deadline. “We look forward to the first homeowners moving into Sorouh-designed and built homes on Reem Island in early 2010.”
Construction has also progressed on the enabling works of The Gate Towers: the perimeter wall of the basement, known as the diaphragm wall, is now well under way allowing excavation work to begin in earnest. Some 41,000 cubic meters of soil have been removed from what will be the footprint of the podium, which will eventually house The Gate Towers’ state-of-the-art leisure and retail facilities.
The Gate Towers, part of The Gate District along with the Sun and Sky Towers, comprise six iconic structures including an 800 room international hotel, residential towers with well-appointed accommodation ranging from luxurious penthouses to one, two and three bedroom flats and Commercial Towers that offer businesses the opportunity to share this landmark location.