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Posted On: 13 February 2012 07:49 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Flight concerns stop 550m Doha tower development

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Work on the second tallest mixed-use tower in the world has been halted following fears that it could disrupt the take off and landing of flights in Doha, Qatar. Once completed, the 551m, the 112-storey Doha Convention Centre and Tower project will become the second tallest tower in the world. Recently however, the developer suspended work on the tower following the discovery that it would impact the takeoff and landing routes of aircraft from the current international airport. The problem is expected to be resolved once the new runway is built parallel to the existing one, approximately 1km closer to the east coast, on reclaimed land. Mohammed bin Ali Al Hadfah, chief executive officer of Qatari Diar, developers behind the project, told the local Arabic language daily, Al Sharq, that once the New Doha International Airport had been inaugurated, the direction of flights would be changed. CWQ