Dubai’s One Za’abeel Makes History as Longest Cantilevered Building

Dubai is a city that doesn’t shy away from nabbing world records; so far, it has already secured 1,388. Today, it adds one more to that collection, as one of its most iconic buildings, the twin towers of the One Za’abeel, has been declared the longest cantilevered building in the world thanks to the construction of The Link.

To keep things simple, a cantilever is an object that’s fixed at one end and extends over empty space. In this case, the cantilever connects the twin towers, The Tower and The Residences, much like a bridge.

Then there is the Link, which is 230 metres long and isn’t officially counted as the cantilever for the two buildings. The cantilever itself measures up to 67.227 meters long, making it the longest in the world.

Along with this record, the One Za’abeel also currently holds the records for the largest mesh screen in a building, the largest architectural projection-mapped display, and the longest architectural projection-mapped display.

This is nothing new for the city, as its buildings managed to nab many world records, whether it’s the Burj Khalifa as the tallest building in the world or Dubai Mall as the largest shopping mall in the world.

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