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Old June 2nd, 2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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KUWAIT | Alraya Office Tower | 300m | 984ft | 60 fl | Com





At 56 stories, Arraya is slated to open in 2007 as one of the tallest buildings on the dynamic skyline of Kuwait City. The 50 million, 500,000-square-foot tower is composed of two parts: a square glass element that rises the full height of the building and a limestone-clad mass that is canted at an angle in plan and in relation to surrounding street grids. The limestone portion of the tower recalls the established vernacular of the existing multi-use Arraya complex, which includes a 32-story, 300-suite hotel, conference and banquet space, a parking garage and a three-level retail complex with over 10,000 square meters of shopping. The iconic top of the tower, which is topped by a telecommunications mast, is sloped and angled to create a unique and memorable image for the entire complex.

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Wow, that is a beautiful tower. It seems to incorporate all sorts of architecture in one.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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Doesnt look like 300m
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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will thanks crazy for this thread !! the tower looks amazing
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 09:43 PM   #5
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Doesnt look like 300m
well according to gulfconstructionworldwide.com the tower will have 56F/300M
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Arraya 2, a 56-floor, 300-m high tower, which is located next to the recently completed Arraya Tower in Sharq.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #6
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This was posted earlier today.

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may i apology in advance as you can see this is not the most appropriate angle to take a picture

picture taken on the 03-07-06
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Old July 5th, 2006, 01:41 AM   #7
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this must have the least floor count for a 300m building?
i just scaled model and if spire = 300m, then top of pointy roof or base of spire = 245m and main roof= 200m.
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that thing costs 50 million? In Germany something like this is around 350 million!!
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The glass part of the building looks alot like the Bank of China tower in HK.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 03:02 AM   #10
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that thing costs 50 million? In Germany something like this is around 350 million!!
this should be 50 million KD = 173 million US $
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Looks like a cool building but I agree, it doesnt look like its 300m
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Looks like a cool building but I agree, it doesnt look like its 300m
well i cant agree with you more , however according to gulfconstructionworldwide.com the tower willl have 56F/300M .

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300 meters????.....6 meters/ floor?????
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I guess thats how tall its going to be but I think the company that built the model needs to give them their monaey back.

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Old July 5th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #15
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this must have the least floor count for a 300m building?
Emirates (Hotel) Tower @309 meters, has only 51 Floors, at least that what the lift pad shows for the VU's bar that is on top, where the angled part starts.
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Kingdom Centre in Riyadh has 41 floors at 300m.
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So it is tall because of its spire, right??
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Alraya Office Tower on the 30-07-06
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the core looks very massive
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night shot of alraya office tower , picture taken today

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