One Za’abeel breaks Guinness World Records title for longest cantilevered building

One Za’abeel, an iconic landmark in Dubai developed by ICD (Investment Corporation of Dubai), has achieved the Guinness World Records title for the ‘Longest Cantilevered Building’ in the world with its panoramic sky concourse, The Link.

The Link stretches 230 m in length, dissecting One Za’abeel’s skyscrapers 100 m above the ground, while its record-breaking cantilever extends 67.277 m beyond the development’s main tower. A feat of engineering, construction and assembly of The Link was completed in two phases over a total of 16 days without disruption to the four lanes of live traffic below the operation.

Phase one of The Link installation marked one of the heaviest lifts in the region, where the steel structure weighing over 8,500 t was lifted into place within 12 days. More than 110 special jacks and heavy-duty strand jacks were used, calling for a concerted effort by a team of global experts in the fields of construction, engineering and contracting. Phase two saw the 900+ t cantilevered structure lifted into place within four days.

“We are glad to see The Link honoured as an engineering and architectural marvel and look forward to welcoming visitors to experience this luxurious, record-breaking skybridge for themselves,” said Issam Galadari, director of One Za’abeel Holdings.

Image and video: One Za’abeel Holdings