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Posted On: 1 February 2012 06:11 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Flight concerns halt 550m tower development

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Work on a 550m tower in Doha, which upon completion will be the second tallest mixed used building in the world , has been stopped due to fears that it could disrupt flights from the new international airport. The 112-storey Doha Convention Centre and Tower project is currently suspended and work will resume after the airport is up and running, as the direction of flights can be changed one it has been inaugurated, Mohammed bin Ali Al Hadfah, chief executive officer of Qatari Diar, the developers behind the project, told Al Sharq. As it is, the tower would impact the takeoff and landing routes of aircraft, reports Construction Week. Currently, the foundations for the tower have been completed. When it is finished it will feature hotel rooms and apartments as well as 100,000 sqm of conference space and 25,000 sqm of retail space. The project is due for completion in the final three months of 2015. 7Days