Doha Tower and Convention Center
|Doha Tower and Convention Center|
الدوحة برج مركز المؤتمرات
|Status||Complete (Convention Centre)|
work start (Tower)
|Owner||Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company|
|Antenna spire||570 m (1,870 ft)|
|Design and construction|
Consultant: Hyder Consulting
Project Management: Turner Architect of Record: Diwan Al Emara
|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. Construction has been suspended following the discovery that the building would impact flight paths to and from Doha International Airport. 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. The delay means that the building's completion date has moved from 2012 to the end of 2015. 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.
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