Kuwaiti Tower Project Gets Green Light

22 June 2010 (Last Updated June 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Construction on a proposed 1,001m-tall tower in Kuwait is finally set to go ahead, following a long wait caused by the financial crisis. The tower will be built across Kuwait Bay and linked to Kuwait City by a 23.5km-long bridge. The scheme is part of the $94bn "City of Silk" de

Construction on a proposed 1,001m-tall tower in Kuwait is finally set to go ahead, following a long wait caused by the financial crisis.

The tower will be built across Kuwait Bay and linked to Kuwait City by a 23.5km-long bridge.

The scheme is part of the $94bn "City of Silk" development, covering an area of 250km² which will include a new airport, a business district and housing, office and commercial units.

The architecture firm is currently involved in discussions about planning and design.

The project was approved by the Kuwaiti Government in July 2008, according to constructionweekonline.com.