Discussion on ‘Liberation City’ likely to resume soon; ‘Kuwait Tower to be world highest’
KUWAIT CITY: The Council of Ministers had postponed their discussion with the Supreme Council of Planning about the Liberation City project due to the untimely death of the late Amir HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah but this discussion is expected to resume very soon. Reliable sources disclosed “the project involves the construction of the highest skyscraper in the world with a height of one kilometer (1,100 meters). The building which will be named ‘Kuwait Tower’ will comprise of 250 floors with a height double that of the Toronto Tower which is currently the highest building in the world with a height of 553 meters,” reports Al-Rai Al-Aam.
Sources further revealed “the tower will also be higher than the highest tower of offices, the Tybee Tower in Taiwan which has 101 floors with a height of 508 meters. This tower will also be 300 meters higher than the Dubai Tower which is expected to be completed in 2008 and is also higher than a building in Jakarta which will be established in 2009”. “The Council of Ministers will immediately resume its discussions with the Supreme Planning Council about the project which will contain commercial, tourist, and entertainment establishments in addition to residential units which can accommodate a population of 700,000. The estimated cost of the project is KD50 billion which will be built gradually within a time frame of 25 years,” say sources.
According to some reports “the Kuwait Tower will be the center of the ‘City of Silk’ which will be established after completion of the construction of the tower.” “The Kuwaiti government had already started negotiating with Eric Kuhne and Association Establishment which is one of the best companies in the world that specializes in building skyscrapers regarding the groundwork for the said project,” confirm sources.