Doha Tower and Convention Center

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Doha Tower and Convention Center
الدوحة برج مركز المؤتمرات
General information
Status Complete (Convention Centre)
work start (Tower)
Type Mixed-use[1]
Location Doha, Qatar
Construction started 2015
Estimated completion 2019
Opening Dec 2019
Owner Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company[1]
Height
Antenna spire 551 m (1,808 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 115
Design and construction
Architect Murphy/Jahn[1]
MEP_engineer: Arup
Consultant: Hyder Consulting
Project Management: Turner
Structural engineer Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Hyder Consulting
Main contractor

Besix, Midmac Contracting Company, Eversendai, ETA-Debbas (MEP)

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The Doha Convention Center Tower is a cancelled 551 m (1,808 ft) tall skyscraper project which was planned to be constructed in Doha, Qatar.[2] Construction has been suspended following the discovery that the building would impact flight paths to and from Doha International Airport.[3] Construction is expected to continue when the New Doha International Airport is completed on reclaimed land approximately 3 km to the east of the current airport.[3] The delay means that the building's completion date has moved from 2012 to the end of 2015.[1][3] The Tower is redesigned with a similar shape similar to the nearby Al Quds Endowment Tower.

The current structure, shaped like a tapering obelisk, will house offices on the lower levels, apartments, a hotel and penthouse residences on the upper floors. At the very top, a private club will occupy a 60 m (200 ft) high glass cylinder surrounded by extensions of tower's facade and supported by a structural helix.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Doha Convention Centre and Tower". Construction Week Online. 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Doha Convention Center Tower". Emporis. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b c "Flight concerns stop 550m Doha tower development". ConstructionWeekOnline.com. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Stretching to the skies the Doha Tower offers somewhere to work rest and play". World Architecture news. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 

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Coordinates: 25°19′40″N 51°31′56″E / 25.3277°N 51.5321°E / 25.3277; 51.5321