One Za’abeel Captures Guinness World Records'TM'
“Longest Cantilevered Building” Crown

(DUBAI, U.A.E.) -- The Nikken Sekkei-designed One Za’abeel project in Dubai, U.A.E. has made architecture history as the world’s Longest Cantilevered Building, as determined by Guinness World RecordsTM on March 1, 2024.

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Suspended 100 meters above ground, the project’s skybridge called “THE LINK” measures 230 meters in length and joins the site’s two vertical towers built on either side of a busy highway. Its celebrated cantilevered portion extends 67.277 meters beyond the main tower. A feat of engineering, One Za’abeel is positioned at the beginning of Dubai’s downtown area, and close to the Dubai International Airport, the structure’s impressive shape forms a “gateway” to visitors arriving to the U.A.E. capital.

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After several years the making, One Za’abeel celebrated its grand opening event in Early February 2024. THE LINK was the project’s most challenging and iconic portion, requiring state-of-the-art design technology and an ingenuitive hoisting technique to lift it into place. Created using a robust outer tubular structure system, its main steel members were arranged in a diamond grid pattern to minimize torsion. Assembly was completed in two phases over 16 days without disrupting traffic flow below.

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Now completed, THE LINK is a floating boulevard home to the ultimate luxury, its offerings include five Michelin-inspired restaurants by celebrity chefs, a chic destination bar, the UAE's longest suspended infinity pool, and unobstructed panoramic views of Dubai.

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