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Old January 19th, 2009, 02:39 AM   #121
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They are building Pakistan's tallest skyscraper right next to an airport???
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Regarding the airfield. This is the info from RMS Azam. Who took the aerial pics:

"LDA (Lahore Development Authority) wants to turn Walton airstrip into a boulevard connecting Main Boulevard with Walton Road and DHA (Defence Housing Authority) via an overhead bridge, which will pass by the Bab-e-Pakistan Monument. The flying clubs want alternative land for an airstrip before they let go of Walton. Right now there is a lot of wrangling going on between the flying clubs, LDA and the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority)."

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Old January 26th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #122
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ya definately Lda needs that thing to be done for sake of the survival of other businesses but hope for the best and wait until they built that huge structure.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #123
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Pictures from August 08 and February 09

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Busy in construction of piling work
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Old February 24th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #124
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Old March 15th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #125
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This project will boost the economy, but i think it will have to hold for a bit because the punjab government is in a mess atm (just needs to settle down), in a few days when zardari finally gets kicked from office or is forced to resign, then things will look much better.

Anyway any new pictures? has the actual building construction started?
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #126
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any updates
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Old August 21st, 2009, 03:22 PM   #127
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Old March 31st, 2010, 06:53 PM   #128
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Any updates on this project? It looks really amazing, and I would think piling would be close to done by now.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 07:02 PM   #129
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Any updates on this project? It looks really amazing, and I would think piling would be close to done by now.
The project, which was being financed by some UAE sheikh, is on hold prolly due to financial crisis and/or change in govt.

Its on hold...or even if not officially atleast nothing is happening on ground.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:25 PM   #130
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The project, which was being financed by some UAE sheikh, is on hold prolly due to financial crisis and/or change in govt.

Its on hold...or even if not officially atleast nothing is happening on ground.
Okay, thank you. I was just wondering what happened to this. Do you happen to know whether of not they finished piling?
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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:40 AM   #131
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Ok I need to change some things over here.
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Old April 30th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #132
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Nice looking!
And it is the real ready project or only a breadboard model???
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How long it will be under construction?
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Old May 1st, 2010, 12:20 PM   #133
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This project is definately on hold, it was being built by the ruling family of Abu Dhabi (hence the name of the project) and currently it's not going anywhere. There was a for-sale real estate component to the project (as well as retail and a hotel), but the property martket is in the doldrums, unlike projects like the Centaurus in Islamabad which was launched and sold before the global 'crunch'. It is without doubt ON HOLD.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 02:03 AM   #134
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so if it's on hold, why is it listed as "U/C" in the header to this thread?

Or is this project back on and we'll finally get a skyscraper in Lahore?
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Old July 8th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #135
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When its construction starting again?????????/

any news guyzzzz pls tell???
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #136
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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #137
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i want this project in lahore...
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Old November 6th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #138
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Abu Dhabi Group, Punjab govt relaunch Mubarak Centre plan

LAHORE: The commercial landmark that was earlier scrapped at its foundation stage is back on track as both the Punjab government and Abu Dhabi Group have managed to launch it again though with some modifications in its main plan.
The Mubarak Centre, a complex under construction in Lahore, was scrapped by the current government of Punjab in 2009.
Initially, the project included towers having residential apartments and offices, conference halls and a shopping mall and it would have the tallest building in Pakistan.
An audit and accounts committee, consisting of representatives of both the Punjab government and Abu Dhabi Group, was established to make the feasibility report and finalise it before the next Board of Directors meeting scheduled to be held in January 2012.
However, after scrapping the project, the chief minister started negotiations again with Sheikh Mubarak Al Nahyan to reconsider the project with an amended construction plan.
The decision of reviving the Mubarak Centre was made in the Board of Directors meeting of the group held in Abu Dhabi on October 31, 2011, which was attended by Punjab Chief Secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa, Planning and Development Board Chairman Javed Aslam, Finance Secretary Tariq Bajwa and seven members of the Abu Dhabi Group.
According to the new plan, in first phase, eight-floor Mubarak Centre would be constructed out of which half of the underground construction would be used for parking having capacity of 2,100 vehicles and above four floors of modern shopping centre.
However, the decision of constructing the high-rise tower which could be sighted from neighbouring India and Golden Temple in Amritsar could have been seen from its top floor had been cancelled.
It was decided to construct four more floors for commercial-cum-residential apartments and final floor would be a modern five-star hotel. In new design, the connecting tunnel of Mubarak Centre and Gaddafi Stadium had also been removed.
According to the agreement, the Punjab government owned 30 percent share of the project and would bear that cost of the project.
The sources, privy to the development, revealed that the Punjab government had already paid some Rs1.8 billion for the project in Pervaiz Elahi era.
However, following a delay in the project, the Punjab government had already received some Rs300 million dividend from its invested equity share.
The project was being carried out as a 70/30 joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Group and the Punjab government.
The two investors had formed a holding company for the Mubarak Centre, called Taavun (Pvt) Ltd, which was to be responsible for managing the project.
P&D Chairman Javed Aslam, when contacted, told The News confirmed that a decision had been made for the revival of the project. He said the final announcement would be made after next meeting of the Board of Directors of the group in January 2012 in which final change in the design would be approved. He said the change in design was made following the result of need-based survey conducted by the both the stakeholders which proved that use of apartments for living was not popular in Lahore.
Earlier, the ice was broken in the Dubai Business Conference held in Dubai in 2010 in which Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Group, Sheikh Mubarak Al Nahyan, and offered him to renegotiate the construction and ownership deal of the Mubarak Centre.
The work on the centre was stopped after some business contentions between the Punjab government and Abu Dhabi Group and later it was scrapped in 2009.
The project was designed to cover 11 acres of prime land on the main Ferozepur Road. Initially, the complex would consisted of four towers and a small eclipse-shaped building.
The main tower would have been 60 storeys high with the first 45 floors reserved for offices and the rest for residential apartments.
The plan included a five-star hotel (with 400 rooms, ballrooms, banqueting facilities and other amenities and a Cineplex (with six independent theatres). The other three towers would have been having 30 to 45 storeys with an eclipse-shaped tower in between, which would house individually designed apartments along a five-storey shopping mall, which would have been the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the region. The eclipse-shaped tower have also housed the largest reception and conference halls in the country, having capacity for 3,500 to 4,000 people.
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Time to lock the thread as it no longer belongs in this section of the forum.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 08:02 PM   #140
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I noticed few workers and machinery here while passing through it. Fence was also open with two security guards at the entrance. I have a doubt they are filling the excavation due to security issues. But still not confirmed.
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