World's longest cantilever to be lifted into place early next year

World's longest cantilever to be lifted into place early next year
Published: 29 September 2019 - 4:15 a.m.

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The world’s longest cantilever will be lifted into place early next year, Japanese architectural, engineering and urban design firm Nikken Sekkei has confirmed.

The Link, which will connect the towers of the One Za’abeel mixed-use development in Dubai, will be installed using a bridge launching system 100metres above the ground.

Specon Group, Alemco are listed as delivering MEP contractor works at the site, while Stantec International is the designated MEP engineer and lead consultant.

Dr Fadi Jabri, Nikken’s executive officer, principal responsible for MENA, CIS, India, Australia and Europe regions, said: “Designing the world’s longest occupied building cantilever was an ambitious challenge in itself, however, designing an offset cantilever between two towers, 100 metres above a busy highway, was a challenge of ingenuity and imagination that we thrived on.”

“The lifting of the structure promises to be an incredible spectacle. Nowhere else in the world has something of this magnitude been done before and is indicative of Dubai’s determination to be a market leader and a visionary when showcasing to the rest of the world what can be achieved."

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