Skyscraper on solid footing

With 580 meters in architectural height and total height of 632 meters, Shanghai Tower is China’s tallest skyscraper. It is to be accessible to the public in 2015. To ensure that a building of this height is rock-solid, it needs a stable foundation – in this case a circular, reinforced concrete plate 121 meters in diameter and six meters deep. It was poured within just 60 hours using a concrete pump made by Sany, a Chinese mechanical engineering company. At the heart of the system are drive and boom pumps built by Rexroth. Not only did this pump place 60,000 cubic meters of concrete in the foundation, but also raised 90,000 to a height as much as 580 meters – a unique mark for a pump. This was made possible thanks to the unvarying power and the pressure relief in the Rexroth pumps.

Copyright image: Bosch Rexroth AG


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