Measuring 67.5 meters, the cantilever forms part of a longer horizontal structure called The Link, which is dramatically suspended 100 meters above a six-lane highway and topped by a giant infinity pool.
The Link is connected to the skyscrapers at two points. As the towers sit on either side of the highway, Nikken Sekkei designed it to function as a four-storey bridge between them.
Its 67.5-meter-long cantilever, which faces northwest towards the Arabian Gulf, overtakes the 66.5-metre-long observation deck at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore as the longest cantilever in the world.
At 230 meters long, The Link is only five meters shorter than the smallest of the two skyscrapers. The second tower extends to 305 meters, cementing its place on Dubai’s growing list of supertalls – skyscrapers over 300 meters tall.
One Za’abeel is not the first skyscraper to incorporate a horizontal section, and follows the equally impressive Raffles City Chongqing and Marina Bay Sands, both of which were designed by Moshe Safdie. The project is also slated for the LEED Gold green building certification.
According to the dezeen/ newatlas