Construction on Gensler's Tameer Towers in Abu Dhabi will start in February 2008
The flagship development for leading Middle Eastern real estate investment company Tameer Holdings is located at the heart of Shams Island Master plan in Abu Dhabi. The complex will include a 73-storey commercial tower, four residential towers, a seven-star luxury hotel, retail, dining, parking and a private marina over an area of nine million square feet.
The commercial tower, the centrepiece of the development, encompasses 1.7 million square feet and rises 985 feet. Diamond shaped in plan, the tower splits at approximately level 20 down to sit on two legs straddling the canal and pedestrian area that connect the Central Park and Sea. A cable-net supported glass wall will enclose this space to create a spacious and light filled 175-foot high prismatic atrium.
Building of the ultra-modern complex will start in February 2008 and is expected to be complete in 2011.