Burj reaches fifth level at pace of one floor a week

Over 2000 workers are already on site, yet the final height of the tower is still unknown

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By  Sean Cronin Published  September 10, 2005

It has reached the fifth floor and we are all still being kept guessing on exactly how many more there are to go. While Burj Dubai developer Emaar keeps the precise height of the tower under tight wraps through fear of being trumped by rivals, it has revealed that the structure has reached level five and work on site is now progressing at a rate of one floor per week. More than 2000 site workers are currently working on what will be the tallest tower in the world. The central core of the structure has been cast to level five, with rebar fixing to level six now in progress. Greg Sang, assistant director at Emaar Properties, said: “We aim to achieve one floor a week between now and the year’s end. “Later on, as construction moves higher and floor size diminishes, it should be possible to complete two floors a week.” Around 30 000 m3, 10% of the 300 000 m3 of planned concrete works, has been cast and rapid progress is being made on creating the skeleton of the building in preparation for the finishing works that will follow. By the end of the year, progress on the tower’s central core is expected to have reached level 20. The fifth floor of the structure will be the first level of the Armani Hotel which will offer 172 guest rooms and suites, restaurants and a spa. The Burj Dubai development, including the entirety of the tower, is scheduled to be completed within the next three years. Last week Emaar also launched its Burj Dubai Business Hub, an office complex next to the tower. The development comprises 100 000 m2 of office space and an aditional 50 000 m2 of retail, food courts and business services.

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