“THE LINK”: AN OTHER CUTTING EDGE PIECE OF ARCHITECTURAL ART

“THE LINK”: AN OTHER CUTTING EDGE PIECE OF ARCHITECTURAL ART

“THE LINK”: AN OTHER CUTTING EDGE PIECE OF ARCHITECTURAL ART

The $1 billion One Za’abeel project, designed by Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei, will resemble a giant capital “H”, with a 9,000-tonne horizontal steel structure, rising near the Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai’s business district — and not far from the expansive greenery of the Zabeel Park.

A symbol of ambition, innovation and the pioneering spirit of Dubai.

One Za’abeel stands proudly at the heart of the city, the Link is a panoramic sky concourse that connects the two towers of One Za’abeel, it is the world’s largest cantilever floating 100 meters above the ground.

It will host attractions,  Michelin starred restaurants, observation decks, lounges and an infinity pool.

Image Credit: Ithra Dubai / Screengrab

The Link

The Link steel structure will link the twin towers Dubai of 300 meters and 235 meters in height, respectively and a section, measuring more than 60 meters, will extend beyond the towers into open sky.

The first of six pieces/slides that will eventually form “The Link” between Dubai’s next two super-towers — the One Za’abeel — is ready on site. The plan is to have all six “slides” ready by March 2020

The construction of The Link poses a technical challenge as it takes place over a six-lane highway — a flyover — which had to be closed for critical moments during the construction process.

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