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Construction of Dubai’s 220m high Sky Bridge is complete

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Emaar Properties has just announced that the structural work on Sky Bridge is complete!  The new iconic landmark linking the Address Sky View with the Address Residences Sky View is 85-metres long and 220 metres above ground.

The bridge is made up of three floors which will be home to eight units of luxurious Sky Collection duplexes, a 70-metre infinity pool, and some seriously stunning views of the Burj Khalifa.

Pulling off the project hasn’t been easy. It took a team of five different entities specialising in engineering, construction, and design, 365 days to complete the project. 300 people worked on it using 4,500 tonnes of steel. One of the main challenges with the project was making sure that the bridge could bear the load on an infinity pool.

The Sky Bridge is connected to Address Sky View Towers, which is 60-floors high, offering 360 degree views of Dubai. The residences has 551 serviced apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Building and lifting the Sky Bridge is the result of the hard work and collaboration of some of the best international experts in the field, who addressed various challenges through their innovative and creative approach. They have accomplished a remarkable engineering feat that will serve as a referral point in modern construction. Sky Bridge is an added value to Downtown Dubai, and contributes to the pride of our nation.”

Once the project is open it’s expected that it will become one of Dubai’s major tourist attractions. The hotel and residences will be linked to The Dubai Mall Metro Station so that people can easily access public transport.

And it’s no surprise that the project is impressive – it was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, who are the architects behind the Burj Khalifa.

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