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Old April 29th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #21
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Amazing design..I hope they start construction soon and end it fast..I just cant wait to see this!
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Old April 29th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #22
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great design!! i think it is the neatest twisting tower in the world

i hate those little clones though should have made them more different
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:36 AM   #23
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Beautiful architecture, In my opinion one of the better designed towers in the world!
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Old May 17th, 2007, 12:49 PM   #24
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Old May 17th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #25
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Beautiful project
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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #26
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Mott MacDonald wins Pakistan tower contract

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Mott MacDonald has been appointed design engineer for the highest tower development in Pakistan.

The company won the $490m contract from the Karachi Port Trust.

The development located on the lagoon at Karachi in Pakistan, consists of a 78-storey tower, conference centre, retail development and four residential buildings located on the lagoon at Karachi in Pakistan. At almost 330m high, the tower will form the centrepiece of the development and will be the highest building in the subcontinent.

Work is expected to begin in September with completion due in early 2011.

Mott MacDonald will provide all civil, structural and building services, engineering, advice on façades, quantity surveying and cost consultancy and project management.

Mott MacDonald director Steve Gregson said: "Mott MacDonald is delighted to have won this exciting project in Pakistan which will help bring further commercial development and tourism to the region. Our Karachi office will provide all the necessary local support with staff from our Manchester, London and Dubai offices providing specialist expertise."



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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #27
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great news . first supertall for karachi is coming
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #28
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From Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald appointed design engineer for highest tower development in Pakistan
30 May 2007

Mott MacDonald has been appointed design engineer by the Karachi Port Trust for a US$490 million development comprising a 78 storey tower, conference centre, retail development and four residential buildings located on the lagoon at Karachi in Pakistan. At almost 330m high, the tower will form the centrepiece of the development and will be the highest building in the subcontinent and will give Karachi a stunning landmark.

Located about a mile and half south east of Karachi city centre on the lagoon shore, the site is on reclaimed land close to Karachi port. The entire development will sit on top of a two storey basement car park and comprises seven separate buildings. The tower has a circular cross section with a very distinctive anti-clockwise spiral. It includes 1 700 000 sq ft of office accommodation and a 250 bed 5 star hotel located on the top 20 floors. Four separate blocks comprising 609 000 sq ft of residential accommodation are situated inland from the tower along a new water feature running through the middle of the development. Also included in the development is a 120 000 sq ft conference centre with a large exhibition hall, auditorium, seminar rooms and restaurant with views over the lagoon. A separate building comprises retail units on ground and first floors and residential units above to a maximum of five floors. An energy centre housing a sewage treatment works and electricity substations will be located in an underground facility adjacent to the main development.

Working with architects Aedas, Mott MacDonald is providing all civil, structural and building services engineering plus fire engineering, advice on façades, quantity surveying/cost consultancy and project management. As Karachi is in a medium threat (2B) seismic zone, the tower and other buildings will all require seismic analysis and specialist design.

Commenting on the project, director Steve Gregson said: “Mott MacDonald is delighted to have won this exciting project in Pakistan which will help bring further commercial development and tourism to the region. Our Karachi office will provide all the necessary local support with staff from our Manchester, London and Dubai offices providing specialist expertise.”

Advanced works are expected to begin in September and main works in January 2008. The entire project is due for completion in early 2011.



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Old May 31st, 2007, 12:37 AM   #29
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The design is excellent, very futuristic, and monolithic too.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 04:41 AM   #30
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Wow, is it covered in balconies? Also, the video said 76 stories, but the thread says 80. Was it extended, or is that a mistake?
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Old May 31st, 2007, 07:16 AM   #31
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take the average ... 78
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Old May 31st, 2007, 07:59 AM   #32
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Construction starts Sep. this year right?
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Old May 31st, 2007, 09:39 AM   #33
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take the average ... 78
Haha yeah. 76, 78, or 80... I'd say 80 would be better but in the end it will be an awesome tower no matter how many floors it has, atleast in my opinion.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:14 PM   #34
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when i first made this thread i read that its going to be 80 floors but now they r saying 78 in any case its more than 300 m talls and thats wat i care about
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Old May 31st, 2007, 06:32 PM   #35
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Construction starts Sep. this year right?
main work will start in january 2008
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Old June 1st, 2007, 12:09 AM   #36
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Construction starts Sep. this year right?
they r going to start preparatory works this sept and main construction from jan 2008
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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:23 AM   #37
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Jan 08 is confirmed?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 05:50 PM   #38
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look at post 28
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Old June 1st, 2007, 10:18 PM   #39
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I think they have a little piece of land that they might need to reclaim, I guess they'll start doing that in Sep., while construction starts in Jan 08.

This is what I'm talking about, this is a Google Earth image a member posted in the Pakistani side;

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Old June 2nd, 2007, 12:24 AM   #40
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i think they will reclaim land and demolish that structure in sept. this area is going to look good after this and port shopping district are constructed
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