Anyone who has ever stood on top of skyscrapers, both the Empire State Building in New York or the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, could prove a force of nature at that altitude. Not only a strong wind, but also other complex natural power to prop up tall buildings meant to be more, far beyond mere aesthetic interest.
With this in mind, Emaar Properties, confirmed that they have completed the wind test for The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour. The tower is planned to stand 100 meters higher than the Burj Khalifa towering about 828 meters.
|The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, a skyscraper taller than Burj Khalifa. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1d1fF0)|
The wind test is considered as a very important process in determining aspects of the altitude and the final design.
"The wind test is an important component in the structural design stage, and we have deployed innovative engineering techniques to confirm the strength of this new icon," said project architect based Spanish-Swiss, Santiago Calatrava Valls.
The tests involved 12 analysis and testing a number of different methods to ensure that all cases that may arise can be resolved. They did a test for the entire project using a scale model. As part of the climate tests in the local area, measurements were taken at different heights, including data provided by weather stations. Seismic studies were also performed on local soil conditions.
"This is to ensure maximum security and stability of the building. Design The Tower also includes several systems and systems reliever shock absorbers, which is located at the points and different heights," Emaar said.
Work on the project took place last month, with Aurecon appointed as engineers and architects, as well as the famous Calatrava team in terms of design and engineering work.
This tower was described by the Chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar as an ambitious project on a new scale and design. "This project requires high precision engineering in all aspects," said Alabbar.
Emaar said, The Tower includes 679 million square meters of residential space, 851,000 square meters of commercial property, 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms and 11.1 million square meters of retail. The tower will feature a VIP park observation deck, and spinning balcony. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DUBAI VIRAL]
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