Gulf Daily News - 13/7/2006
THE Bahrain World Trade Centre (BWTC) has now become one of the tallest buildings in the country, standing a full height of 240 metres.
This follows the completion of the steel work of the development's two 50-storey towers and the 60-metre spires raised upon each of the landmark structures.
The steelwork spires were manufactured offsite in Bahrain and were brought to the development in component pieces, which were lifted upwards by a crane operator and installed under the supervision of expert engineers.
They were raised to the top of the buildings and installed from the 44th floor of the towers.
An external glass and steel framework will now be fixed to the skeleton structure already in place, completing the spires and giving the buildings their characteristic shape and colour.
"The BWTC is not only Bahrain's first intelligent development, but we have also now become among the tallest towers in the kingdom," said DTZ Bahrain associate director Claire Hughes.
"We are delighted with the progress being made on the project.
"The completion of the spires ensures that the development of the BWTC progresses steadily towards completion as well as further increasing the towers' visibility across Bahrain.
"We are also very much looking forward to the installation of the turbine bridges, which will begin in around a month's time."