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Old April 8th, 2007, 12:20 PM   #21
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The generally accepted definition of a high-rise is a building with 10 stories or more. This building is 27 stories, so it is a high-rise.
By that definition we have tons of highrises in Karachi.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #22
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btw ... it will not be the tallest in pakistan ... we already have MCB Tower , the tallest in pakistan
I thought MCB Tower was 26 floors? This one is 27 floors. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #23
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Being tallest is not based on storeys but on actual height. MCB's height is 116m. Anyone knows about this one? MCB website states it is '29 levels and 3 basements'.

The design is beautiful but i hope they dont have those ads on it.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #24
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Being tallest is not based on storeys but on actual height. MCB's height is 116m. Anyone knows about this one? MCB website states it is '29 levels and 3 basements'.

The design is beautiful but i hope they dont have those ads on it.
Yes well in the absence of such information, I have to resort to the number of floors. Anywho, you just corrected, MCB has 29 so its taller!
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Old April 9th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #25
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The generally accepted definition of a high-rise is a building with 10 stories or more.
Thats weird I always thought that it was 13 stories or more. Thats what websites such as Emporis regard as a high-rise.

EDIT: Yes I know Emporis is a shitty website!

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Old April 9th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #26
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We shouldnt be using number of floors as a measure of height, its better to use height in meters..

because a 25 storey building can be taller than a 30 storey building, depending the structure of the building..
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #27
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We shouldnt be using number of floors as a measure of height, its better to use height in meters..

because a 25 storey building can be taller than a 30 storey building, depending the structure of the building..
Yes I am aware of that! But in the absence of such information (the height of buildings) in Pakistan, one has to resort to counting floors.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #28
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The usual height of each floor in multistorey construction in Pakistan is 11feet floor to floor. But it may change according to the requirement of the client. So if it is 25 floors that height would be around +270 feet approx.

Note: This method is not fixed for every building!
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 06:50 AM   #29
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:19 AM   #30
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500?? Should've at least been 750. Not complaining though. They at least thought of having it.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:21 AM   #31
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Is it the same Spinneys supermarket as that of Dubai? I am asking this because the logo is different.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 11:31 AM   #32
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Is it the same Spinneys supermarket as that of Dubai? I am asking this because the logo is different.
According to the ad it's the same.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:29 PM   #33
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What exactly is a souk?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:53 PM   #34
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What exactly is a souk?
In Arabic, Ar sūq means a bazaar. The word souk generally refers to a traditional market or bazaar in an Arab city. A Wedding and Gold Souk is a market dedicated to wedding accessories, clothing, jewellery and the like.


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A souk (سوق, also sook, souq, or suq) is a commercial quarter in an Arab city. The term is often used to designate the market in any Arabized city...Though each neighbourhood within the city would have a local souk selling food and other essentials, the main souk was one of the central structures of a large city. A central marketplace, it was where textiles, jewellery, spices, wooden sculptures and other valuable goods as well as the money changers were arranged in a line. A quadrilateral of stone-vaulted streets parallel to or crossing each other or a tight mass of buildings too packed together for roads to intersect them. The workshops were further away from this centre of exchange as were the main residential quarters – those the wealthier merchants or scholars might live within the centre of the city.


This is how a traditional souk looks like.

Souk in Libya(top), Souk in Tunis(bottom)
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 06:16 PM   #35
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In Arabic, Ar sūq means a bazaar. The word souk generally refers to a traditional market or bazaar in an Arab city. A Wedding and Gold Souk is a market dedicated to wedding accessories, clothing, jewellery and the like.


According to Wikipedia:

A souk (سوق, also sook, souq, or suq) is a commercial quarter in an Arab city. The term is often used to designate the market in any Arabized city...Though each neighbourhood within the city would have a local souk selling food and other essentials, the main souk was one of the central structures of a large city. A central marketplace, it was where textiles, jewellery, spices, wooden sculptures and other valuable goods as well as the money changers were arranged in a line. A quadrilateral of stone-vaulted streets parallel to or crossing each other or a tight mass of buildings too packed together for roads to intersect them. The workshops were further away from this centre of exchange as were the main residential quarters – those the wealthier merchants or scholars might live within the centre of the city.


This is how a traditional souk looks like.

Souk in Libya(top), Souk in Tunis(bottom)
Cool, thanks for the Info..
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Biggest problems I have with Pakistani Shopping Centers is that they are so damn Hot.

The reason is if you look at American Malls, they have vast open spaces inside the mall for people to walk around, and the vast open spaces circulate air and these hot bulbs are no where to be found which produce a lot of heat.

Whenever I go to a Pakistani Mall, like Pace in Lahore, it is so hot, so little room to walk around and breathe, and those damn tube lights and bulbs make it even hotter and worse there is no parking.

Pakistan really needs to look at these issues.

People are demanding higher standards from Pakistan as Dubai is building Malls like America has and even bigger and thus the standards have to increase.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #37
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^The mall in the building doesnt look all that bad though! Some creativity may help them make the place cooler...
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Old April 24th, 2007, 07:46 AM   #38
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That looks very nice!!!
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Old April 24th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #39
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Biggest problems I have with Pakistani Shopping Centers is that they are so damn Hot.

The reason is if you look at American Malls, they have vast open spaces inside the mall for people to walk around, and the vast open spaces circulate air and these hot bulbs are no where to be found which produce a lot of heat.

Whenever I go to a Pakistani Mall, like Pace in Lahore, it is so hot so little room to walk around and breathe, and those damn tube lights and bulbs make it even hotter and worse there is no parking.

Pakistan really needs to look at these issues.

People are demanding higher standards from Pakistan as Dubai is building Malls like America has and even bigger and thus the standards have to increase.

Pace is now quite old and sucks. In its early days used to be a good place. I hardly go there, its narrow, congested & parking is always a problem!

New shopping malls are quite good & spacious.
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