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Old May 13th, 2005, 11:13 PM   #41
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UPDATE FROM LAHORE by Huit

Passed by the site of "Zayed Complex"... preparations were under-way for superb groundbreaking... the whole site was fenced with Emaar logos on them, reminded me of Dubai!! The name of the project is "Zayed Complex" and guess what, the rendering that we've been drooling at IS NOT what they're going to build, its been changed completely... no twin towers like that but the buildings are still the coolest in Pakistan. They're all glass buildings with a curve on one side and flat on the other side... you may call 'em twin buildings. I'm not too sure about the height but from the renderings, they didn't look very tall - 30-35 at max (my guess). Sorry guys, I couldn't take pics coz I wasn't expecting anything of the sort at the site so din't take my camera along! Besides, there were policemen deployed... more construction material 'n trucks etc. were entering the site... I don't think I'd be allowed to enter the site during the ground-breaking... but if I ever got a chance, you'll get to see lots of pics! I am just tooooo excited...

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Old May 13th, 2005, 11:26 PM   #42
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Ground breaking! (May.13th 2005)
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Old May 13th, 2005, 11:28 PM   #43
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Emaar has changed the design of the whole building! The renderings that we've been talking about is not the one anymore! Yaya!
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Old May 14th, 2005, 01:41 AM   #44
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PAKISTAN - Groundbreaking of 55-storey SZ Complex done; Pakistan's tallest



LAHORE, 13 MAY:
Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Friday praised United Arab Emirates’ investment in Pakistan as an endorsement of President Pervez Musharraf’s economic policies.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for Sheikh Zayed Centre, a 55-storey building near Gaddafi Stadium on Ferozepur Road, Elahi said President Musharraf’s policies had given the nation hope for peace, progress and prosperity.

He said that the project was a joint venture between the Dhabi Group of UAE and the Punjab Government and cooperation and teamwork between the UAE and the Pakistan government would flourish in future.

He said that a new era of investment had begun in Pakistan and reflected enduring faith that the country was safe, secure and stable.

He said that Pakistan was now marching towards economic growth, prosperity and development in every sphere of life.

He said that the project was a symbol of determination and collective commitment to a better standard of living for the people of Pakistan. He thanked the Dhabi Group and Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan for their devotion for the welfare of the people of Pakistan.

The chief minister said that the centre would create 25,000 jobs. He said that late Sheikh Zayed had played a sterling role in Pakistan’s history in education, healthcare, farming, housing and aviation.

He said the UAE was a time-tested friend of Pakistan and this relationship was pivotal to the socio-economic well being of Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan, the UAE education minister, greeted the Pakistani government, especially President Pervez Musharraf, for ensuring friendly environment for foreign investment in Pakistan. He said that the Dhabi Group would invest more in Pakistan and take full advantage of incentives offered to foreign investors.

“I want to see Pakistan an economically strong nation,” said Sheikh Mubarak and added that the Dhabi Group would help Pakistan develop. He thanked the Punjab chief minister for his government’s cooperation in the project.

Punjab Governor Lt Gen (r ) Khalid Maqbool, provincial ministers, MPAs and senior officials were also present.

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Old May 14th, 2005, 04:59 AM   #45
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so the towers are 55 storeys then
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Old May 14th, 2005, 05:39 AM   #46
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Groundbreaking of Sheikh Zayed Trade Centre held

LAHORE (May 14 2005): Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, while speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of 91-Kanal Sheikh Zayed Trade Centre at Ferozepur Road here on Friday, said that this project would have a positive effect on the provincial economy. The chief minister said that the project would create employment opportunities for 30,000 people. It would be the tallest commercial structure in the country. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan along with Punjab Governor Lieutenant General Khalid Maqbool (Retd) were present on the occasion.

The Punjab chief minister talking of traditional ties between Pakistan and the UAE said that both the countries enjoy strong and cordial relations.

He said that the commercial complex was a venture between Abu Dhabi Group of the UAE and the Punjab government.

He said that the project would comprise office building, 500-room Five Star Hotel, Shopping Mall and luxury apartments.

Later, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing Lake View City Housing Scheme on 30,000 acres land was signed between the Punjab government and the Abu Dhabi Group.

Punjab Finance Secretary Salman Siddiq in a briefing on the project said that this mega project would be constructed on 30,000 acres land near Shahdara. "A company by the name of 'Taawan' has been established to accomplish Sheikh Zayed Trade Centre," he added.

The Punjab governor discussed project of establishing Sheikh Zayed Engineering University with UAE Education Minister Sheikh Nayhan at the Governor House.

He also hosted lunch for the UAE contingent at the Governor House.

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Old May 14th, 2005, 07:53 AM   #47
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I would love to see Pakistan Cities with glass skyscrapers like the Middle East or like Europe.
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Old May 14th, 2005, 12:38 PM   #48
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still no completion date?
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Old May 14th, 2005, 04:19 PM   #49
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The architect of the project is a firm by the name "OP Architects"... any idea who they are? Have they designed any other (in)famous project?
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The architect of the project is a firm by the name "OP Architects"... any idea who they are? Have they designed any other (in)famous project?
Isn't there a large render at the construction site ?
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Old May 21st, 2005, 01:24 PM   #51
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wow, its looking much better now.
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Old May 21st, 2005, 03:12 PM   #53
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i'm curious... why's it called 'sheikh zayed'? does it mean anything or is it just adopted from dubai?
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Old May 21st, 2005, 03:14 PM   #54
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well its made by the dubai royal family.
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Old May 21st, 2005, 04:05 PM   #55
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PICTURES









if pictures above dnt work click below.

rendering of project

rendering from construction site

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Old May 21st, 2005, 09:31 PM   #56
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well they dnt look like twin towers anymore, the right tower also looks taller then the left one,
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The towers aren't twins. The one of the right looks different from the one on the left.
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and they are not 55 either
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Old May 21st, 2005, 11:51 PM   #59
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By 55, they meant 30 on one building, and 25 on another = 55 stories
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