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Old June 14th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #181
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Are there any planned neighbors for this tower? I think it looks too lonely in the renders, would be nice if it got a couple of highrise towers to go with it.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #182
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Are there any planned neighbors for this tower? I think it looks too lonely in the renders, would be nice if it got a couple of highrise towers to go with it.
there will be couple of supertall in that area which are currently under construction

Square Capital Tower 64 fl / 351 M


Arraya Tower 60 fl / 300 M


ALasima Tower 70 fl
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #183
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WHATS THE STATUS OF SQUARE CAPITAL TOWER
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Old June 14th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #184
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also gate of Kuwait by Al Shaya group which is the Four Seasons tower and its over 300m at 80F
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Old June 14th, 2007, 10:00 AM   #185
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they are still digging the site, its now about -3 floors, you can see in the updates in the square capital tower thread
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Old June 14th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #186
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It's refreshing to see innovative designs like these ones. Congratulations to Kuwait and its willingness to take on bold projects.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #187
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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #188
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not much progress since the last update as i can see
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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #189
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Al Hamra Fidrous Tower is an integrated, mix use development with a shopping center and office tower situated in the heart of Kuwait City. At 410 m (1350 ft.) high and 70 floors, it is the tallest building in Kuwait, as well as one of the tallest in the region. Both day and night, the tower is a signature and spectacular landmark on the skyline, with its elegant curvilinear design and all-glass exterior.

In the evening, lighting is one of the most significant tools to generate a landmark seen at night. The lighting design transforms the visual appearance of the building from day to night.

Floodlights are positioned on the Podium Roof and intermittent setbacks on the tower to illuminate the curvilinear vertical concrete bands. Variation in brightness and gradation of light, enhance the architectural shape and dynamic twisting configuration of the Tower.

The striking 21m (70 ft.) high lobby has a unique series of vaulted, architectural screens creating a ceiling, that is illuminated via uplights in the floor. Discrete adjustable downlights are clamp-mounted and concealed above the structure
of the screen providing supplemental illumination. Soft uplighting ‘above’ the screen reveals the depth of space, and a presence of the volume beyond the ceiling screen.

Tall linear recesses above each elevator lift are accentuated with lighting concealed in slots, above each one. The illumination is more intense at the bottom, with a gradation of light traveling up the wall toward the ceiling. This feature complements the ceiling screen and provides a dramatic focal point when entering the lobby – enhancing its dramatic height.

Podium and Car Park facades are illuminated to complement the Tower creating a unique and unified complex of buildings. Podium facades showcase activity and glow from within, creating a pixel type façade with warm and cool color lighting. Street level illumination from the retail shops and window displays - provide a lively, pedestrian circulation zone.

Narrow beam spotlights located at the base of façade screen, above the pedestrian area illuminate the architectural ‘folds’ in the surface of the Car Park facade, creating a uniquely textured screen - minimizing views into the parking area. The lighting for the exterior utilizes metal halide sources with a warm color temperature. This light source renders the material well and has a long life, reducing maintenance requirements. The luminaires have excellent glare control and precise optics - allowing controlled aiming and energy savings.

Completion: 2008
Construction Budget: $250 Million US Dollars
Size: 106 000 m² (1 141 000 sq. ft.)
Client: Al Hamra Real Estate with Ajial Real Estate
Design Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Architect of Record: Al-Jazera Consultants

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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #190
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here's some pics of it from skyscrapernews.com... dont know if theyve been posted before. sorry ive had to shrink them, the originals were more than twice the size.





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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:01 PM   #191
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wow..!!!..cant wait for this baby to grow up.....
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:08 PM   #192
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this thing is classy!!!

cant wait to see it built.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:17 PM   #193
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this thing is classy!!!

cant wait to see it built.
u bet!!
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:18 PM   #194
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when will it be done?
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:25 PM   #195
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probably by about late 2010
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:34 PM   #196
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:36 PM   #197
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Nice design.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #198
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 01:19 AM   #199
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 02:01 AM   #200
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the outside of it is rising

btw..I'm number 200!!
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