Dubai’s latest skyscraper Uptown Tower reached 329 metres last week when the 79th level had its final pouring of concrete for the roof.
The building will reach 340 metres when the building’s steel crown is finished in a couple of months, DMCC, a free zone and trade and enterprise hub, said.
More than 23,000 vehicles have delivered about 140,000 cubic metres of concrete to complete the project, and 30,000 tonnes of steel was used as reinforcement.
Ninety per cent of the tower’s façade is finished, up to level 70. It took teams only two days per floor to construct the outer layer of the building, which consists of more than 8,500 glass panels.
“With the topping out of Uptown Tower, we are about to see one of the most exciting urban districts in Dubai come to life,” said Ahmed bin Sulayem, chief executive of DMCC.
Uptown Dubai is planned to be a mixed-use community, with 22 per cent of office space already leased and tenants committing to apartments to benefit from a choice of floor layouts. It will also have a five-star hotel and restaurants.