Platinum Tower (Beirut)

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Platinum Tower
Platinum Tower Beirut.JPG
Platinum Tower from Zaitunay Bay
General information
StatusComplete
TypeResidential
LocationBeirut, Lebanon
Coordinates33°54′2″N 35°29′46″E / 33.90056°N 35.49611°E / 33.90056; 35.49611Coordinates: 33°54′2″N 35°29′46″E / 33.90056°N 35.49611°E / 33.90056; 35.49611
Completed2008
Cost$200 million
ManagementD. G. Jones & partners
Height
Roof153 m (502 ft)
Technical details
Floor count35
Lifts/elevators14
Design and construction
ArchitectNabil Gholam & Ricardo Bofill
DeveloperHourie Development
Main contractorArabian Construction Company (ACC)

Platinum Tower is a highrise residential building in Beirut, Lebanon. It occupies a large plot on the Zaitunay Bay Marina, at Saint George Bay in the Beirut Central District.


Location[edit]

The platinum tower has occupied a significant location on the seafront. It is also considered to be an inflated eye-sore by many citizens of the city as it also representative of a violent contemporary gentrification moment. [1] The tower neighbors several luxurious hotels like the InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut Hotel, the Monroe Hotel, Le Vendôme Intercontinental Hotel, Grand Hyatt and the Four Seasons Hotel. It is also adjacent to several landmarks including the Rafik Hariri memorial, the St. Elias Cathedral, the Corniche Beirut, All Saints Church, Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center, and the bullet-riddled Holiday Inn Hotel, one of the last witnesses to Beirut's destructive civil war.

Project[edit]

The Platinum Tower consists of two single buildings, the smaller one at the sea side, the lower one overlooking the Beirut Central District. This building was a 'Hourie Development' project, designed by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura & Nabil Gholam Architecture & Planning. It was completed in 2008, one year behind its expected completion date. It held the status of the tallest building in Lebanon at 153 meters until 2014 when it was eclipsed by the more inconsiderate 180-meter-high Sky Gate tower in the Achrafieh district of Beirut. Below the tower, five levels are reserved a car park. A pedestrian bridge connecting the building to the marina is planned for future construction.

Light[edit]

The house is illuminated at night at its edges, and on top, additionally with horizontal light lines at every ninth floor.

Image gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

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