|Al Hamra Tower|
The Al Hamra tower (Link), named after one of the many gates that outlined Kuwait of old, is quickly becoming a source of great pride for Kuwaitis. The building is the tallest tower in Kuwait, aping the Kuwait Towers and the Liberation Tower, as well as being the largest "sculpted" tower in the world. Turner Construction was tasked with building the tower, with the American firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designing it. The structure, mainly composed of concrete, consists of commercial space for shops and offices. A mall is also part of the structure, consisting of restaurants, shops and only the second cinema company in Kuwait, ending the monopoly held by the incumbent company, KNCC. The official launch date of the tower was set up to be the 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2012, even though several establishments were open within the tower before the launch date. Attending the launch were several key figures in Kuwait, most notably HH The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah. (Story)
- Height: 412m
- Structure: Concrete
- Facade: Glass and Limestone
- Floors: 80
- Construction Start/End: 2005/2011
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The following is a short video talking about several facets of the tower and some of its key features. It is a relatively short video and is worth viewing to get a look at the great tower.
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