Doha Convention Center Tower

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Doha Convention Center Tower
الدوحة برج مركز المؤتمرات
Doha Convention Centre Tower.jpg
Doha Convention Center Tower is located in Doha
Doha Convention Center Tower
Location within Doha
General information
Status Never built
Type Mixed use[1]
Location Doha, Qatar
Construction started 2009
Estimated completion 2015
Opening Postponed
Owner Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company[1]
Antenna spire 551 m (1,808 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 112
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)


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 building, 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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  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". 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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