Towers to be reconstructed as per higher standards.
The iconic Pigeon Towers at the Katara Cultural Village Foundation will be demolished on Wednesday, 16 February, and will be reconstructed as per higher engineering standards, a senior official has said.
“The Pigeon Towers will be demolished at dawn on Wednesday, February 16, to renovate as per higher engineering standards,” Dr Khalid Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara Cultural Village, tweeted on Sunday.
There are three pigeon towers inside Katara – one near the mosque and two towers on the eastern side, next to the sea.
The Pigeon Tower near the mosque is one of the most recognized and photographed sites at the Katara Cultural Village. Its picture has also come to represent and symbolize Katara in most publications inside and outside the country.
The Pigeon Towers are also very popular among visitors, with hundreds of pigeons and white doves hovering around the place.