US firm to project manage tallest building in Azerbaijan

US-based Hill International has won a contract to help manage construction of the tallest building in Azerbaijan.

Developer Azvil Tikinti MMC hired Hill to provide project management consulting services in the building the planned Baku Tower, a 50-storey commercial tower in the capital, Baku.

Hill said it would be Azerbaijan’s tallest building, meaning it would surpass Baku’s 190-m-tall Flame Towers (pictured), designed by architect HOK and completed in 2012.

The contract is worth approximately $3.7m to Hill, the company said.

"Baku Tower will be an impressive addition to the Baku skyline, accenting the already iconic Flame Towers," said John A. Arnold, senior vice president and managing director (Europe) for Hill’s Project Management Group.

Hill’s scope of work includes consulting services for construction management, establishment of project procedures, project scheduling, quality control and technical supervision for all structural works.

Photograph: The skyline of Baku, featuring the HOK-designed Flame Towers, currently the city’s tallest building (

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