Lamar Towers

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Lamar Towers
Lamar Towers.jpg
A 3-D rendering of the Lamar Towers.
General information
Status Under construction
Location Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Construction started 2008
Estimated completion mid 2016
Opening 2016
Owner Lamar
Height Tower 1: 321.46 m (1,054.7 ft)
Tower 2: 292.66 m (960.2 ft)
Technical details
Floor count Tower 1: 72
Tower 2: 62
Floor area Tower 1: 84,000 m2 (900,000 sq ft)
Tower 2: 68,774 m2 (740,280 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect RMJM
Main contractor Drake & Scull Construction
References
[1][2]

Lamar Towers are a pair of skyscrapers currently under construction in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.[3][4] Located on Jeddah Corniche, Tower 1 will be 321.6 m (1,055 ft) tall (including antenna) with 72 floors above ground, and Tower 2 will be 292.66 m (960.2 ft) tall with 62 floors above ground.[1][2]

The proposal for the project was submitted by Cayan in 2008 and was approved in the same year.[citation needed] Construction began in 2008 and, when completed in 2016, Tower 1 will be the tallest building in Jeddah, till date, surpassing the recently completed National Commercial Bank. The development is expected to cost about $600 million.[citation needed] The tower was designed by Saudi Diyar Consultants. The Construction Management Service is by MIDRAR.[citation needed] The Lamar company is the main developer of the project and Drake & Scull Construction are the main contractors for this landmark development.

Lamar means liquid gold in Arabic, which describes the reflection of the golden glass in the waters of the gulf.

Description[edit]

The Lamar Towers will include the following:[citation needed]

  • Underground parking for over 500 cars.
  • Retail center - The Lamar Mall.
  • Offices - Over 10 floors of office space.
  • The Lamar Spa - this membership only spa will provide separate facilities for men and women.
  • Residential - 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom apartments and Penthouse/Royal Floors.

Owners[edit]

Drake & Scull International is carrying out the MEP works, with KASKTAS Arabia responsible for the piling, shoring, grouting, soil improvement and dewatering works. The architectural and engineering concept and schematic design for Lamar Towers was undertaken by RMJM Dubai.

The main contract was awarded originally to Arabian Construction Company in October 2008, but it was reportedly subsequently reawarded to Arabtec in May 2009 by developer Cayan Investment & Development, according to Arab News. The project was then handed over to UAE based general contractor Drake & Scull Construction, part of the Drake & Scull International PJSC group.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CTBUH Tall Building Database: Lamar Tower 1". CTBUH. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "CTBUH Tall Building Database: Lamar Tower 2". CTBUH. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lamar Towers". By Urbika. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lamar Towers". By Jeddah Saudi Arabia Tourist Information. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 21°35′39″N 39°06′25″E / 21.5942°N 39.1069°E / 21.5942; 39.1069