MARLTON, N.J. and BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Benchmark Development S.A.L. to provide project management services in connection with the $140 million Beirut Terraces residential tower in Lebanon. The three-and-a-half-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $1.6 million.
This 27-story high-rise tower, designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, will have a built-up area of 60,000 square meters (646,000 square feet) and feature 131 luxury condominiums in the heart of Beirut's famed Mina el Hosn district. The condominium units of the multi-layered tower will be structured into diverse spatial configurations each with their own design. The units will feature contemporary, spacious "terraces" that create a flow of exterior space that is being dubbed a "Vertical Village." When complete, Beirut Terraces is expected to be one of the first buildings in Lebanon to be an eco-friendly tower. For more information on the project, please visit its website at .
"The unique design of Beirut Terraces will offer a living experience like nothing else in the city," said Raouf S. Ghali, President of Hill's Project Management Group (International). "We are honored to be part of this spectacular project," Ghali added.
Hill International, with 3,000 employees in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at .
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