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Pics and Video of Chris McDougall B.A.S.E jumping from Al Hamra Tower – Kuwait #kuwait #zainkuwait #

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Congratulation Al Hamra Tower #kuwait

Emporis Skyscraper Award 2011

The sculptured form of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Al Hamra Tower earned it second place in the ranking. Despite its great height, the skyscraper fits harmoniously into Kuwait City’s urban landscape. DBI Design’s Etihad Towers were voted into third place, the jury praising the complex as a particularly harmonious ensemble of buildings.

#1 8 Spruce Street (U.S.A.)

Points: 35
Height: 265.18 m
Floors: 76
Location:New York City
Architect:Gehry Partners, LLP

#2 Al Hamra Tower (Kuwait)

Points: 23
Height: 412.00 m
Floors: 80
Location:Kuwait City
Architect:Skidmore, Owings And Merrill LLP

#3 Etihad Towers (United Arab Emirates)

Points: 21
Location:Abu Dhabi
Architect:DBI Design (Pty Ltd).

#4 KK100 (China)

Points: 16
Height: 441.80 m
Floors: 100
Location:Shenzhen
Architect:Terry Farrell and Partners

#4 Victoria Tower (Sweden)

Points: 16
Height: 117.60 m
Floors: 34
Location:Stockholm
Architect:Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

#4 Great American Tower (U.S.A.)

Points: 16
Height: 202.69 m
Floors: 41
Location:Cincinnati
Architect:Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum

#7 F&F Tower (Panama)

Points: 14
Height: 242.90 m
Floors: 52
Location:Panama City
Architect:Pinzón Lozano & Asociados Arquitectos

#8 Northeast Asia Trade Tower (South Korea)

Points: 13
Height: 308.00 m
Floors: 68
Location:Incheon
Architect:Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

#8 Reflections at Keppel Bay (Singapore)

Points: 13
Location:Singapore
Architect:Studio Daniel Libeskind

#10 Tianjin Global Financial Center (China)

Points: 11
Height: 336.90 m
Floors: 72
Location:Tianjin
Architect:Skidmore, Owings And Merrill LLP

Winning Design

8 Spruce Street, the winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2011, won over the jury with its facade. The building’s cladding is composed of 10,500 stainless steel panels, some flat, some undulating. The five stories at the foot of the tower have a brick facade since the architect wanted the base to be in the spirit of the neighboring buildings.
The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is 265 meters tall, has 76 floors and was completed in 2011 after a construction period of five years. The skyscraper is used as a residential building, but it also includes a school as well as doctors’ offices and shops.

source : http://www.emporis.com/awards/2011

Video – Kuwait among the clouds – Timelapse – 26.11.2012 #kuwait #clouds #rain

After a long busy day when i left my office, Oh! the beautiful moments (mashaAllah) of moving clouds above Kuwait froze my steps! and then i decided to save these moments in my mobile in the form of timelaps with the help of a small bottle to fix my mobile phone ;-)

Grand Cinemas launches its first location in Kuwait

Selim Ramia & Co announced yesterday that Grand Cinemas, the region’s leading theatre chain, will open its doors to the public for the first time in Kuwait on October 26th. Located in the country’s tallest skycraper, Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait.

James Bond film, Skyfall. The new cinema will offer Kuwait residents an unforgettable experience, starting with the exclusive release of the highly anticipated James Bond film, Skyfall.

Grand Cinema In keeping with this desirable address, Grand Cinemas at Al Hamra Luxury Center offers customers only the best. With eight spectacular screens and the first Grand Class theatre for VIP luxury, the cinema has a total of 1450 seats. From the moment consumers enter the spacious, stylish main lobby, they can feel the Grand Cinemas difference. All screens are uniquely equipped with the latest digital technology, including 4K projectors capable of a whopping 8 million megapixels – a first in Kuwait.

Via KuwaitTimes