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Old November 20th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #1661
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^ the tower roughly began construction at about july 2006
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Old November 20th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #1662
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The AL HAMRA TOWER (1358 ft., 414 meters)will be Kuwait’s tallest building and the world’s tallest twisting (sculpted) structure. MANNTECH delivered a crane type telescopic Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) with 36 meters outreach as well as a BMU for operation on four shunting cars (BMU will be transferred from one shunting car to the other) for use on anchored sloped track systems with a slope angle of up to 43° from roof level 338 meters to roof level 405 m.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 04:31 AM   #1663
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those night shots are absolutely spectacular
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Old November 21st, 2011, 04:46 AM   #1664
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Very nice!
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Old November 21st, 2011, 06:22 AM   #1665
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Easily the best building night illumination in the world. Amazing.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #1666
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Old November 28th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #1667
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Old November 28th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #1668
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Really fantastic and innovative illumination. This tower turned out way better than I expected.


Could someone please tell me what's the name of the tower we can see on the right here?
Looks like some quite well done Art Déco resemblance design.


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Old November 28th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #1669
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interesting, beautiful.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #1670
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blue is actually really nice and fitting hope to see more night pictures
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Old December 1st, 2011, 11:59 PM   #1671
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But I hope to see the ceremony soon ..
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 12:54 AM   #1672
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My opinion - nicest building to be constructed in the last 10 years.

Beautiful design, thoughtful integration with existing skyline and surrounding buildings and a real landmark building. Finished off with what has to be the best night appearance in the world.

Great job - Kuwait should be extremely proud. I'd give anything to have this in Melbourne!
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 11:04 PM   #1673
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 01:43 AM   #1674
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So the tower itself is Completed?
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 07:54 PM   #1675
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yes it is and nice diagram thamerium can you include waqf towers and crystal towers too?
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Old December 4th, 2011, 12:39 AM   #1676
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yes it is and nice diagram thamerium can you include waqf towers and crystal towers too?
I'll try to prepare a "top-10 tallest buildings" diagram soon... I think it is better to exclude on-hold projects...
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Old December 4th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #1677
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This is a great picture! Great job, Thamerium.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #1678
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Brilliant, just perfect.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 07:33 AM   #1679
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This is a great picture! Great job, Thamerium.
Thanks, Mesch...
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Old December 5th, 2011, 02:25 PM   #1680
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The night lighting is stunning, fantastic contrast of colours.
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