Commissioner for Architects Without Borders (AWB) Mr. Rajai Barakat declared that Jordan Gate Towers (also known as 6th Circle Towers) have indeed officially “become a work of art”. The declaration was issued following a statement made by the executive body of the Jordan Gate Towers project. The statement announced the completion of the towers’ construction “with the cranes, rubble, and workers on site all being part of the piece”.
The supervising committee commenced with changing the project’s legal status to license the Jordan Gate Towers as “an artistic tax exempted piece” on the basis that “[it] has all the legal characteristics of a work of art”. However,if the committee did succeed in licensing the Gate Towers “a work of art”, the Greater Amman Municipality will be charged a meager annual 64.5 million JDs. The charge will be in the form of tickets for the entire population of Amman in 2013, all of whom will “visually enjoy a colossal work of art that decorates their city”.
One minor issue that comes with this plan however, is that the 60,000 square meters of floor space will obviously not be able to be of any use, as works of art like the towers, or most governmental buildings, are not meant for people to actually work inside them, as it directly contradicts with the ”Organization of Galleries and Creative Commons Law passed” in 2003.
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