The last piece of arch has been installed at Qatar's Khalifa International Stadium.
This marks the start of the countdown towards the completion of the renovation and upgrade works at the stadium in preparation to host 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
Khalifa International Stadium arch is now complete with last 22-m segment at a height of 120-m.
It used to have one single, iconic arch. During its overhaul, that was removed and replaced with two arches.
All materials used were made of steel and fabricated locally at Eversendai’s factories in Qatar and in UAE.
Due to the massive size of all the pieces to be assembled in to the top ring of the arch, the materials were delivered on site by 18-m long trailers and unloaded using 100- and 250-ton mobile cranes.
“The successful installation of the last piece of the arch at Khalifa International Stadium shows that progress is well underway with the renovation of the stadium,” Mansoor Al Muhannadi, Khalifa International Stadium project manager at Aspire Zone Foundation, said in a statement.
The next step for the Stadium will be the installation of the roof, said Mohemed Elamin Ahmed, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) project manager for Khalifa International Stadium.