The Crystal Tower: DYWIDAG Post-Tensioning Systems for Kuwait’s new Landmark
The Crystal Tower is a new office and multi-purpose building that is being built in the commercial quarter of Sharq in Kuwait City. With its elegant and modern design, the high rise building will become a new landmark of the city.
The 228m high building has more than 50 floors, three of which will accommodate a shopping center. The skyscraper also includes a 7 story parking garage with a total surface of 9,500m².
The DSI licensee Kuwait Prospects Company was awarded the full structural design and execution contract for the car garage, where 7 floors were executed using the DYWIDAG Strand Post-Tensioning System. The 18cm thick flat slabs in the car park are supported by prestressed girders with spans of 25m. A total of 600 Bonded DYWIDAG Strand Tendons with FA59 03 and FA59 05 Flat Anchorages was used for prestressing the girders and slabs.