Final concrete pour takes place on floor 46; contractors mark completion of ‘prestigious project’ in Dubai
Construction company Sharpoorji Pallonji has announced the completion of the main concrete frame at DAMAC Properties’ Park Towers development at DIFC.
The unique Gensler designed dual tower project was topped out at 46 floors and is set to become one of the most iconic projects at the rapidly expanding DIFC. It is due for completion later this year.
Managing Director and CEO of Sharpoorji Pallonji Mohandass Saini joined construction workers and members of the project management team from DAMAC in a special ceremony at the top of the building where a final concrete pour was carried out to mark the structural completion.
Mr Saini said: ‘This is a most prestigious development for us to be involved with and the first that we have worked on with DAMAC Properties. We are delighted to be building such an iconic and striking structure that will stand forever as a testament to the hard work of all our staff here today.
“We are pleased to be part of the continuing Dubai success story and I congratulate everyone on the achievement of reaching the top floor.’
Ziad El Chaar, General Manager of DAMAC Properties added: ‘In recent months the construction staff here have been working at a rate of completing one floor every five days so I would like to thank them for this tremendous team effort.
“We have made it very clear that we will be continuing into 2010 with a focus on construction and delivery and milestones like this one help us to show that we are committed to this.’’
Park Towers is DAMAC Properties prestigious project at the rapidly expanding financial centre of Dubai and will offer more than 500 apartments in a range of sizes. Thanks to its glazed finish, each apartment will offer stunning uninterrupted views of the growing and maturing DIFC landscape.
External glass and aluminium cladding continues at pace and the building’s distinct blue double glazed finish is now clearly visible. The cladding at Park Towers is being carried out by Arabian Aluminium – who also worked on the record breaking Burj Khalifa project.
Mr Chaar added: ‘To reach the top floor of the building marks a significant stage in the entire construction and development process. We will now be working hard to continue with the same focused progress on the exterior finishing of the building while the MEP works and interior designs and specifications are finalised.’
In addition to offering freehold residential units for both UAE nationals and expatriates, Park Towers will feature three levels of distinctive retail, seven levels of state of the art offices. In addition it will have excellent connectivity with direct pedestrian access to the DIFC retail spine and financial centre and is within easy walking distance of the Metro stations - the main one of which has already started serving the area. It will also be excellently positioned for the Downtown area with the extensive shops and restaurants of Dubai Mall on hand and the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa just minutes away.
Mr El Chaar added: ‘Park Towers will be a truly stunning building when it is finished and is one of DAMAC Properties’ flagship projects. It is exciting to see that main construction work is now ending and that we are moving forward with the next phases of the development.’