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CEMEX provides foundation for skyscraper

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CEMEX has announced that it has participated in a continuous and carefully coordinated concrete mat pour in just under 20 hours, creating the foundation of the Texas Tower. This is a new 47 storey, state-of-the-art office building that will soon be joining the skyline of Houston, Texas.

More than 220 CEMEX mixer trucks delivered approximately 10 700 m3 (14 000 yd3) of concrete during a 20 hour continuous mat pour in March 2018. A building developed by Houston-based Hines and its investment partner, Ivanhoe Cambridge, the Texas Tower is positioned on the former site of the Houston Chronicle building. It is designed to rise approximately 210 m (700 ft) from the foundation that is approximately 3.65 m (12 ft) thick.

When finished, Texas Tower I expected to provide approximately 93 000 m2 (1 million ft2) of office space and it will house the global headquarters for Hines. The skyscraper is expected to be completed in late 2021.

“CEMEX is well positioned to tackle these types of jobs in Houston with our strong Texas network,” said Joel Galassini, Regional President of Texas and the New Mexico Region for CEMEX USA. “We have more than 20 ready-mixed plants around Houston and four rail terminals to supply the necessary materials for large projects. It takes a dedicated team to pull off this type of pour. For Texas Tower, we coordinated the pour out of eight different plants located at five different locations around the city. CEMEX is proud to be building a better future in Houston, and we are grateful to have worked with Gilbane Building Co. and Baker Concrete in this successful mat pour.”

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