Nearly 225,000 cubic metres of earth has been excavated to make way for Sanaya Amman, Limitless' $300 million (Dh1.1 billion), 200-metre-plus twin tower residential project, which broke ground in July 2008.
Excavation at the site has created a hole 124 metres long and 74-metres wide, plunging more than 40-metres below street level at its deepest. The work is almost 70 per cent complete, with 1,800 cubic metres of earth being moved each day.
In total, nearly 300,000 cubic metres will be dug, with excavation set for completion by mid-2009.
Bahaa Abouhatab, Limitless Regional Director, Levant and Turkey, said: "Sanaya Amman sets new standards in creative architecture and sustainability: a landmark destination that combines daring design with eco-friendly systems that will make them the first green buildings in Jordan. The development will use wind-generated power and water recycling systems that will cut consumption by 30 per cent. These, combined with energy-efficient glass, sensor lights, central air conditioning and waste management systems, will cut costs by $2 million (Dh7.3m) each year."
Sanaya Amman will be more than 50 storeys high, with around 500 apartments, and will have more than 10,400 square metres of retail and recreation space; 5,600 square metres of green, open space, including a landscaped park; and a 1,000 square metre outdoor communal plaza.