Doha Convention Center Tower construction restarts
Building set for completion in 2015, three years after original date
Qatar Diar has announced that construction of the Doha Convention Center Tower (DCCT) has resumed after much delay.
DCCT is a 551m (1,808 ft) tall skyscraper with over 100 storeys located in the West Bay area.
Construction had been suspended following the discovery that the building would impact flight paths to and from Doha International Airport.
However, work has now restarted after the New Doha International Airport was completed on reclaimed land approximately 3km to the east of the current airport.
The delay means that the building will be complete at the end of 2015, three years after the orginal date.
The tower, shaped like a tapering obelisk, will be a mixed-use office and residential building, housing offices on the lower levels, and apartments, a hotel and penthouse residences on the upper floors. At the very top, a private club will occupy a 60m (200 ft) high glass-only cylinder surrounded by extensions of the tower’s facade and supported by a structural helix. It will also comprise a 100,000m2 convention centre and a car parking facility with 175,000m2.
The project is managed and developed by Lusail Real Estate Development Company on behalf of the owner, Qatari Diar Real Estate Company, which was established in 2005 by the Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar.