One of Dubai’s next tallest structures has reached its peak. The Uptown Tower near JLT has reached 329 meters in height, with the final concrete pour on the building’s 79th level.
The steel crown will now be installed during the second quarter, raising the total height to 340 meters. The tower, which is part of DMCC’s expansion, is expected to be completed by the third quarter of this year. In the construction of the Uptown tower, the most advanced smart and sustainable technologies have been used.
This project, along with the larger Uptown District, expands the Jumeirah Lake Towers area at a time when more businesses are registering for a presence at DMCC. The free zone’s introduction of licensing for crypto-related businesses was also a big draw.
Each floor’s façade takes the project team an average of two days to complete. The outer façade of the building is made up of over 8,500 glass panels, with installation work completed to level 70.
The work on the Uptown Tower project began in July 2019, and over 13 million man-hours have been completed on-site since then. This was achieved without any time lost due to injury, which is a testament to the safety controls and effective management of COVID-19 by DMCC and the various construction teams involved.
Façade’s work is 90% complete and is progressing in tandem with structural work. The project team is completing the façade for each floor in just two days. The outer façade of the building is made up of over 8,500 glass panels, with installation work completed to level 70.