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.
By skoulikimou, pictures taken on the 31-01-2006
update by AlOnSi on 30-4-2006