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Old December 7th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #201
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wow this is an excellent building but the top is so reminiscent of the old FT and the current ACC
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Old December 18th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #202
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Correct name?

One thing I've noticed...
We are calling it 'ALRAYA Office Tower' yet the building itself bears the signage ARRAYA.

See the first pic in this post where the top shows 'ARRAYA'.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #203
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look beautiful
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Old December 18th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #204
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One thing I've noticed...
We are calling it 'ALRAYA Office Tower' yet the building itself bears the signage ARRAYA.

See the first pic in this post where the top shows 'ARRAYA'.
The company that built this tower has another tower with the same name... The first Alraya Tower is a hotel tower (Courtyard Hotel). This new one, which is taller and newer than the hotel one, is specialised only for commercial offices... I think that the name "Alraya Office Tower" is meant to differentiate between the new tower and the older one... So if you call it "Alraya Office Tower" or "Alraya 2nd Tower" you're referring to the new taller one... But when you say only "Alraya Tower", someone may say: Which one do you mean?!
Any way, this is what I think!

Check this out: Alraya Hotel (to the right) and Alraya Office Tower (center) and you may notice that the hotel has the same company logo, but not the name!

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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #205
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Old December 20th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #206
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is there a Kuwaiti tourism site? I would not mind visiting your awesome city
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Old December 26th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #207
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Really Really Really Nice!
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Old December 26th, 2009, 11:29 PM   #208
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This tower reminds me of that Chinese bank building with the zigzag frame
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Old January 16th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #209
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Old January 16th, 2010, 10:50 PM   #210
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This tower reminds me of that Chinese bank building with the zigzag frame
The Bank of China you mean?
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Old January 18th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #211
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The Bank of China you mean?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #212
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i really think the top is the acc
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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #213
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The top of the tower...

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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:26 PM   #214
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 03:36 PM   #215
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It some reminds the Bank of China tower in H.K. but it's not so pretty.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 04:49 PM   #216
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the top kinda looks ike a fourth of 2WTC in NYC
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Old November 5th, 2010, 02:17 AM   #217
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Old November 5th, 2010, 03:15 AM   #218
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so high .. but i don't like the design. just so so.
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Kuwait's new mega structure combines grace of form with functionality

Arraya Tower, one of Kuwait's tallest buildings at 300 m above ground level, takes its place beside the nearby Kuwait Towers as an iconic building of this leading Gulf state.

Becoming a new focal point in the city's new Financial District, the Arraya centre integrates a shopping mall, entertainments complex and the office facilities and is ideally situated in close proximity to the nation's seat of government, its major financial institutions, banks, stock exchange and chamber of commerce, the main ministries of government, plus a full range of international hotels and retail centres.

Designed by PACE and Fentress Architects for the Salhia Real Estate Company, the planning and detailing of the tower was done in close coordination with the Municipality's building and planning departments. Conforming to t e permitted floor area ratio, the 60-storey tower, with a gross built-up area of 62,000 sq m, was able to combine grace of form with functionality, with all floors providing efficient layouts and a flexibility of office size and design.

The height of the building optimized space a ground level, sufficient to ensure adequate on-site parking and circulation and efficient and safe access to and from the bounding distributor road network. Designing and constructing what would be Kuwait's tallest building brought many new challenges, both for the architects and the responsible government agencies. Safety was high on the list of priorities, and in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Kuwait Fire Service, many innovative features were incorporated into the design, including the designation of levels 20 and 40 as evacuation floors in the event of fire.







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Old November 7th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #220
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Very nice tower!
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