Nation Towers

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Nation Towers
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Nation Towers is located in United Arab Emirates
Nation Towers
Nation Towers
Location within United Arab Emirates
General information
TypeOffices, residential, hotel, shopping mall
LocationAbu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Coordinates24°27′50″N 54°19′41″E / 24.464006°N 54.328015°E / 24.464006; 54.328015Coordinates: 24°27′50″N 54°19′41″E / 24.464006°N 54.328015°E / 24.464006; 54.328015
Construction started2009
Completed2013
Cost435m USD
Technical details
Floor count65 and 52
Design and construction
ArchitectWZMH Architects
DeveloperInternational Capital Trading L.L.C.[1]
Website
www.nationtowers.ae

Nation Towers is the name of two skyscrapers near the southern end of the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Construction history[edit]

The construction of the towers was sponsored by International Capital Trading (owner), Hill international as project management consultant (PMC) and constitutes a joint venture between Arabtec Construction and National Projects and Construction (NPC), and the first project these two firms have worked on together. The initial bid for the construction project is priced at $435 million (Dh1.6 billion).[2] The design of the towers come from WZMH Architects, who won an international design contest.[3]

Building description[edit]

The two buildings are located directly at the Abu Dhabi Corniche and have 65 and 52 floors. The Nation Towers were completed in 2013 and have apartments, offices, a shopping mall and a hotel (St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi). The complex offers approximately 278,709 meters of usable space. This include a 5-star hotel with 350 rooms, spas and a fitness facility. It is also home to upscale boutique shops geared towards high-end consumers.[3]

Both buildings are connected with a skybridge at a height of 202.5 meters which connects floors 50 and 54. The skybridge was the highest in the world at its completion.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jalil, Semra (15 September 2013). "Nation Towers Abu Dhabi unveils developments". www.constructionweekonline.com/]. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Angela Giuffrida (May 10, 2010). "Major project victory for Arabtec". TheNational.AE. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b Associated Press (2009-07-25). "Nation Towers Wind Along The Gulf". SkyScraperNews.com. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  4. ^ "New skybridge gives Capital a towering claim". Khaleej Times. 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2012-06-15.

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