TACA CONSTRUCTION BREAKS NEW GROUND IN THE TURKISH CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:
VIEWING TERRACE OF THE EXPO 2016 ANTALYA TOWER TO STAND AT 120 METERS
EXPO 2016 Antalya is getting ready to host its guests and visitors from all over the world. This year’s theme is “Flowers and Children,” and the construction of its symbol, the EXPO Tower, will take six months. The viewing terrace, which will accommodate restaurants and cafes, will be built on the ground and, with the help of powerful cranes, will be hoisted to a peak that stands proudly in the air like a flag 120 meters high. TACA Construction is undertaking the construction of this building that will come to symbolize EXPO 2016 and that will be achieved through a technology first of its kind in Turkey.
“EXPOs are an attract millions of tourists, and each comes with its own particular symbol. For EXPO 2016 Antalya, we are proud to construct the convention center that will come to symbolize the event: the EXPO Tower. These are the projects that have been given to our care thanks to our reputation for delivering quality projects on time. We are building this 120-meter tower, which will house restaurants and viewing and recreation areas, with the help of construction technology that will be utilized in Turkey for the very first time. This technology has been used in only a handful of buildings in the world. Called the “Eiffel Tower of Turkey,” the Expo Tower will add value both to the city of Antalya and to our tourism industry. It will be a monument that befits Turkey’s first EXPO,” said Tayyar Akkurt, chairman of TACA Construction.
Modelled after the Turkish peony, a plant native to Antalya, and the famous Hadrian’s Gate located in Antalya’s old town, the EXPO Tower, with a height of 120 meters, will be opened on April 23, 2016.
Mecit Akkurt, after completing his graduate studies in construction engineering in the UK, returned to Turkey and founded Akkurt Construction Company. He has completed several high profile projects both in Turkey and abroad. By 1988, he took over the company from his father, Tayyar Akkurt, and renamed it to TACA Construction. He continues to lead the firm to this day through his commitment to quality, high-speed production methods and his customer-focused approach. TACA Construction ranks 198th in the world in the construction industry. TACA Construction builds massive structures such as hotels, hospitals, convention centers, and shopping malls in the Middle East and Africa. It has international partners and offices in the United States, Libya, Algeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.