Lamar Towers

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Lamar Towers
Lamar Towers 001.jpg
Current building progress
General information
StatusOn hold
LocationJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Construction started2008
Estimated completionmid 2018
HeightTower 1: 321.46 m (1,054.7 ft)
Tower 2: 300 m (980 ft)
Technical details
Floor countTower 1: 72
Tower 2: 62
Floor areaTower 1: 84,000 m2 (900,000 sq ft)
Tower 2: 68,774 m2 (740,280 sq ft)
Design and construction
Main contractorDrake & Scull Construction

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 300 m (980 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.

The holding company has declared bankruptcy and construction on the building has stopped. There are many civil suits against the company for property sold in these buildings.

Lamar is Arabic for liquid gold, which describes the reflection of the golden glass in the waters of the Red Sea.


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.


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 structure part of the project was then awarded on 12 October 2010 to the Saudi Lebanese Tarouk Contracting company Ltd who constructed a substantial part of the Project and two towers (up to levels 26, both towers) before being terminated by the Owner on 31 December 2012. The remaining part of the structure and the Project were transferred then in July 2013 to the UAE based general contractor Drake & Scull Construction, part of the Drake & Scull International PJSC group.


See also[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