Arraya Tower

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Arraya Tower
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General information
Location Kuwait City, Kuwait
Construction started 2005
Completed 2009
Owner Aspire Zone Foundation[1]
Height
Architectural 300 m (980 ft)[1]
Top floor 229 m (751 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 60[1]
Lifts/elevators 16[1]
Design and construction
Architect Fentress Architects[1]
Developer Salhia Real Estate Company[1]
Main contractor Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company[1]
References
[1]

The Arraya Tower is a skyscraper completed in 2009 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The tower serves as a grade-A office structure. With sixty storeys, and 300 metres high (with a 45-metre spire), the building was the tallest tower in Kuwait until the construction of Al Hamra Tower in 2011. It is currently the 59th tallest building in the world. On January 19, 2010, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced that Arraya Tower was the 4th-tallest building completed in 2009.[2]

Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, of Fentress Architects, was the principal architect of the building, and Ahmadiah Construction was the primary contractor. The tower complements the existing 130-metre-high Arraya Tower housing offices and the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, as well as the upscale Arraya Shopping Mall and the Arraya Ballroom.

Construction on the tower began in February 2005, with occupation scheduled for February 2009. As of August 22, 2008, the tower had been topped out and the superstructure was complete. Exterior cladding, consisting of white marble, green glass and steel rods, was mostly complete. Interior works were well underway and wrapped up in early 2009 in time for the tower's opening.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Arraya Tower - The Skyscraper Centre". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  2. ^ [1]

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Coordinates: 29°22′34″N 47°59′25″E / 29.376248°N 47.990406°E / 29.376248; 47.990406