Japanese architectural, engineering, and urban design firm Nikken Sekkei, unveiled plans to lift the world’s longest cantilever, The Link, on the iconic One Za’abeel development in Dubai.
The Link, which weighs the same as the Eiffel Tower and 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.
One Za’abeel will become a new gateway and landmark in Dubai featuring a residential tower, ultra-luxury five-star hotel, commercial tower, and retail destination -The Gallery.
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,” he added.