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Qatar to resume development of world’s second-largest tower after years of delays

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The Qatari Diar plans to resume development of the Doha Convention Center and Tower next month after two years of delays, most recently due to concerns that the 112-story structure would disrupt airplane traffic from the new Doha International Airport.

Construction on the Dafna-based project was supposed to wait until after the airport opened next month, but that has also been delayed, with passenger traffic not expected to begin until next year. 

Meanwhile, the Diar’s Lusail Real Estate Development Company has decided to move forward with the $1.5 billion project by inviting pre-qualification bids until Dec. 11, TradeArabia reports.

But that appears to be a tiny step forward, as actual bids from contractors, etc. for the 550-meter structure, slated to be the world’s second-largest tower, will not be taken until a later date.

Thoughts?

Credit: Rendering courtesy of TradeArabia; photo of actual construction site via Qatari Diar

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