Al Faisaliah, Riyadh

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    The pen nib

    by mikey_e Written Nov 20, 2012
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    Faisaliya Tower is one of the two iconic towers of the city of Riyadh. It contains a variety of attractions, including a viewing platform (far less spectacular than in Mamluka Tower), a small photography gallery and a café known as the Top. The tower itself is said to have been inspired by the nib of a ball point pen, and does indeed look like that. The complex below contains a Rosewood chain hotel, a café associated with the hotel; a bridge with offices and entrance to the tower elevator; and an annex that has a mall of the same name. The mall, despite being a gathering place for Saudi youth, is far from a big attraction for anyone who has been to the super-malls of the Gulf states. Erected in 2000, this third-tallest tower in the Kingdom is soon to be bumped to the fourth-place spot as plans are already underway to erect the world’s tallest tower in Jeddah.

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    Al Faisaliah Center

    by MM212 Updated Oct 2, 2008

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    Completed in the year 2000, Al Faisaliah Center is one of two stunning skyscrapers in Riyadh. The 266-metre tower was built by Al Faisaliah Group, a holding company owned by the descendants of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Building code restricts inhabited floors to a limit of 30, but the architect wanted to reach further, so the creative design was conceived. However, at the height of 40 floors lies the sphere which contains a multi-floored restaurant with panoramic views of the sprawling city. Al Faisaliah Center contains an elegant luxury shopping centre, a five-star Rosewood hotel, restaurants, residential apartments, and office space.

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    Al Faisaliah Tower

    by pakistanibrain Written Sep 6, 2006
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    The office I was working at during my trip to Riyadh is located on the 9th floor of the Al Faisaliah Tower, so I had a quite nice view over the city from there.

    The building itself is quite impressive and really designed very uniquely.

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