Items filtered by date: Monday, 16 December 2013 https://www.thestructuralengineer.info Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:28:21 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Construction Begins on Louvre Abu Dhabi Dome https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/70-construction-begins-on-louvre-abu-dhabi-dome https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/70-construction-begins-on-louvre-abu-dhabi-dome The Louvre Abu Dhabi Dome

The first piece of the 180-meter diameter Louvre Abu Dhabi dome was lifted into place on Wednesday.  The section was one of 85 preassembled structures needed to be raised in order to complete the dome.  The original plan to construct the museum dome called for a 1600-ton crane to lift each segment and connect them in a counter-clockwise direction.  However, that crane, nicknamed Megatron after the Transformers character, was delayed at another project is currently arriving in pieces at the construction site.  Instead, crane operators will use a 600-ton crane until the bigger model can be assembled to avoid any delays to the project.

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:48:38 +0000