Obel Tower
The Obel Tower is a building currently under construction in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Costing £60 million and measuring 85 metres (265 ft) in height, the tower when completed is set to dominate the Belfast skyline. It will overtake the current tallest skyscraper in Ireland, Windsor House (80 m), also in Belfast. Developed by the Karl Group, the Obel Tower is located on Donegall Quay on the River Lagan beside the Lagan Weir. The tower will contain 233 apartments. The first 182 apartments released in March 2005, priced from £100,000 to £475,000 were reserved off plan within 48 hours. Construction work on phase one of the project, the foundations and 2 storey basement carpark, began in January 2006. In mid-2007 construction work on the site ceased, all of the construction equipment was removed, construction then recommenced on 17 June 2008. Planning permission was granted in January 2008 for an extra two floors to be added to the tower to cater for further demand in apartment space. The anticipated completion date is now summer 2010. These extra floors will bring the overall height up from 80.5 metres to 85 metres.


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