A delegation of 40 ACI-KC members were toured and escorted at the construction site of Kuwait's tallest building in Shuwaikh. Called the Al-Hamra Tower, it is a skyscraper designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and is envisioned to be completed by 2010, measured at a height of 412 m or equivalent to 1,350 ft. Once completed, it will earn the coveted recognition as the tallest tower in the world.
The tower itself is being constructed on an 18,000 sq.m. site connected to a five-story retail mall which totals 23,000 sq.m. of retail space. The mall will include an integrated 10-screen IMAX theater complex and an Eleven story car park. Meant for both entertainment and commercial purposes, the Al-Hamra Tower will also include on a 98,000 sq.m. space, over 70 floors for offices, a rooftop restaurant, and a spa.
As of the date of the visit, the construction of the tower had reached to forty- three floors. The eleven-story car park is currently four floors over ground, while four floors of the shopping center have already been completed.
Representatives from Al-Hamra Real Estate Company and the contractor received the ACI-KC group, and gave them an overview presentation of the project. The tower's official website is www.alhamra.com.kw.