Flame Towers

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Flame Towers
Alov Qüllələri
Flame Towers.jpg
A view of Flame Towers from Bulvar
General information
Status Complete
Type office, residential, hotel, shopping mall,
Architectural style Highrise, Glass
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Construction started October 2007
Opening 2013
Cost USD $ 350 million
Owner Azinko Development MMC
Height
Roof 190 m (620 ft) - Flame Tower 1[1]
160 m (520 ft) - Flame Tower 2[2]
140 m (460 ft) - Flame Tower 3[3]
Technical details
Floor count 33/30/28
Design and construction
Architect HOK
Structural engineer Balkar Mühendislik
Main contractor DIA Holding Azerbaijan

Flame Towers (Azerbaijani: Alov Qüllələri) is the tallest skyscraper in Baku, Azerbaijan with a height of 190 m (620 ft). The buildings consist of apartments, a hotel and office blocks. The estimated cost of Flame Towers is around USD $ 350 million. Construction began in 2007, with completion in 2012.[4]

The facades of the three Flame Towers are turned into gigantic display screens with the use of more than 10,000 high-power LED luminaires, supplied by the Osram subsidiary Traxon Technologies and Vetas Electric Lighting.[5]

South, East and West Towers[edit]

The Flame Towers consist of three buildings; south, east and west.

llumination[edit]

According to a poll of skyscrapercity.com, an influential urbanistic forum, the Illumination of Flame Towers designed by HOK was acknowledged as the best in the world.[6] The Flame Towers are completely covered with the LED screens that display the movement of a fire visible from the farthest points of the city.[7] This illumination creates the effect of giants torches emphasizing the main idea of Flame Towers incorporated in their name.

In popular culture[edit]

The building was featured in Extreme Engineering, a documentary television series that airs on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel. The episode called "Azerbaijan's Amazing Transformation" was aired on April 22, 2011 as part of Season 9.

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Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 49°52′56″E / 40.39528°N 49.88222°E / 40.39528; 49.88222