CONCRETE POURS: Largest Continuous Pour in the World

November 2003
ENR: Engineering News-Record;11/18/2003, Vol. 251 Issue 20a, p41
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the development of the world's largest concrete mat foundation MesseTurm, for the construction of 841-ft-tall office building in Frankfurt, Germany. Hochtief AG was the general contractor for both the foundation and the superstructure for this 841-ft-tall office building. The contractor installed 64 caissons at depths up to 180 ft to support the foundation. The 18-ft-thick reinforced concrete mat foundation was poured over a 78-hour period. A work force of 240 poured the concrete, working 12-hour shifts with 120 workers per shift. The concrete was poured from 90 ready-mix trucks operating from six plants. The MesseTurm was the tallest building in Europe until 1997.


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