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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #61
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I'm kinda liking it... sort of a snake shedding its skin.


it might be accused of being derivative (courtesy of Dubai) but if it's good for Karachi and good for Pakistan.... go nuts, I'll visit!




HOLY METRIC CONVERSION BATMAN! My town has had a super tall (985') for the past 30 years!!! Didn't even know we qualified! Thanks BMO... but stop dropping marble on the citizens.

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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #62
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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #63
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Looking good, another great project in Karachi.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #64
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design is very good i hope its get build
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Old October 4th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #65
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What a fantastic project! Congrats for Pakistan!

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Karachi Port Trust Tower - by developer Karachi Port Trust - will comprise of 80 floors of office space, penthouse apartments, and five star hotel.

In addition, 4 ascending buildings with 350 apartments and retail areas. As well as: exhibition, conference center, auditorium, 3-level shopping mall, and man-made lake
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Old November 19th, 2007, 01:59 AM   #66
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KPT Tower, Karachi, Pakistan

Client – Aedas / Karachi Port Trust


Concept Masterplan


Lighting Concept


Traditional Pattern Making


Waterside Refuges


Concept Sketch


Concept Sketch


Tower Render Courtesy of Aedas

In June 2007 Planit were commissioned by Aedas Manchester to work alongside themselves and Mott MacDonald to develop a landscape masterplan for the KPT Tower project in Karachi. The proposals for the 5ha waterside site include a 76 storey (1000ft high) helical tower containing a 250 bed five star hotel and over a million sq ft of offices, an international conference/exhibition centre, a retail/leisure complex and 340no. apartments.

Our brief was to provide a setting that will emulate the architecture and international importance of this project. Whilst the aspirations of the client were clear, an understanding of the seasonal climatic conditions, security and intensity of use have been key drivers in the design process. The focus of the scheme is three connecting water bodies that provide visual reference to the inland sea with a dramatic water cascade that descends the primary pedestrian core to the car deck beneath. Defining the primary pedestrian route, a perforated sculptural canopy casts a tapestry of movement, pattern and welcome shade across the water and paths. Palm trees further define the main pedestrian routes providing shade and a more intimate scale from which to experience the space. Lighting will ensure that the space is charged into an exciting leisure destination by night.

To find out more, about this landmark project for Pakistan you can view the Aedas presentation by visiting ‘youtube’ and search under KPT Tower.




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Old November 19th, 2007, 03:04 AM   #67
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Tower Render Courtesy of Aedas
I do like it overall, and I think it is a great addition for Karachi. That being said, I wish there were more differences between the building designs. I'm all for area developments where the buildings dialogue with each other, however, in this case there is too much similarity. It is still a very nice project though. Again, I do like it!

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Old November 19th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #68
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^if you watch the video you see there is a difference between the buildings
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Old December 13th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #69
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has anyone gone to the site yet?? Musiddiqui bhai???

Have they demolished the old structure, because there are only what, 15 days till January.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #70
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dont think they have done anything yet i m guessing they will start after elections now. anyways will go check out the site when i goto pakistan next week
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Old December 13th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #71
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Normally, I don't approve of these towers that twist and curve, but this one is truely beautiful. A true jewel for Pakistan.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #72
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dont think they have done anything yet i m guessing they will start after elections now. anyways will go check out the site when i goto pakistan next week
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Old January 18th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #73
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Pakistan turmoil hits Mott MacDonald

2008 Issue 2
By Karolin Schaps

Planning work on Mott MacDonald’s £245m Karachi Port Tower in Pakistan has been hit by political unrest in the country.

Mike Barker, a director at the consultant engineer, said work was suspended for three weeks in the wake of the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, when normal business life in the country came to a halt.

However, he added that work on the project, which was designed by architect Aedas, was now “back on track”.

Mott MacDonald is providing engineering and cost consultancy services on the 330m, 78-storey Karachi Port Tower. The tower will contain a five-star hotel and is set to be completed in 2011.

David Howell, a board member of British Expertise, said UK construction firms were becoming more wary about accepting work in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Mott MacDonald has revealed that it is looking to develop its business in Russia. It has already set up three offices in Moscow and acquired a 70-staff local consultant in October last year.

The firm now wants to expand into the Russian building services industry and develop its established offices.

Barker said Mott regarded the eastern European and Indian markets as the main regions for international growth. He said: “Our Indian business grew by 50% last year and is expected to add another 60% to this year’s budget.”

Mott’s Indian branch was established through an acquisition and is led by local staff. Process engineering, such as pharmaceuticals, and infrastructure work form its core sectors in the country.

• Two employees of joint venture Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) have been killed during a private caving expedition in Yorkshire.

Caroline Fletcher, of Mott MacDonald, and Stuart Goodwill, of contractor JN Bentley, were surprised by rising flood waters. The accident occurred on 27 December.

MMB said in a statement: “We would like to offer deepest condolences to the family and friends of our colleagues, Stuart Goodwill and Caroline Fletcher.

“Both were talented and enthusiastic engineers and key members of our team.”




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Old February 20th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #74
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Wow, really nice project. Can't expect something ugly from Aedas
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Old February 20th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #76
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Can't imagine anyone will invest in that time!

"News | 17.02.2008 | 13:00 UTC
At least 39 dead in Pakistan bomb attack

At least 39 people have been killed and almost 100 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in north-western Pakistan. The attack came on the last day of campaigning for elections that are meant to complete the country's transition from military to civilian rule. The bombing occurred as supporters of a candidate backed by the party of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto were gathering near his campaign office in the town of Parachinar, near the Afghan border. The campaigning for elections for a new parliament and provincial assemblies has been overshadowed by security fears, especially since Bhutto was killed following a rally on December 27."
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Can't imagine anyone will invest in that time!

"News | 17.02.2008 | 13:00 UTC
At least 39 dead in Pakistan bomb attack

At least 39 people have been killed and almost 100 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in north-western Pakistan. The attack came on the last day of campaigning for elections that are meant to complete the country's transition from military to civilian rule. The bombing occurred as supporters of a candidate backed by the party of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto were gathering near his campaign office in the town of Parachinar, near the Afghan border. The campaigning for elections for a new parliament and provincial assemblies has been overshadowed by security fears, especially since Bhutto was killed following a rally on December 27."
I can't imagine anyone will invest in USA that 9/11 attack
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:00 AM   #78
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:10 AM   #79
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Wow that is one of the coolest towers that I have ever seen. I hope that there are balconies on the right side of the render, they appear to be long skinny balconies. I also observe that the 4 little towers are not twisted howver the design is similar to the tall slightly twisted one.

Invest after attacks??? What about London underground and Spain trains and Bali. Everywhere is a risk.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 05:52 AM   #80
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Can't imagine anyone will invest in that time!

"News | 17.02.2008 | 13:00 UTC
At least 39 dead in Pakistan bomb attack

At least 39 people have been killed and almost 100 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in north-western Pakistan. The attack came on the last day of campaigning for elections that are meant to complete the country's transition from military to civilian rule. The bombing occurred as supporters of a candidate backed by the party of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto were gathering near his campaign office in the town of Parachinar, near the Afghan border. The campaigning for elections for a new parliament and provincial assemblies has been overshadowed by security fears, especially since Bhutto was killed following a rally on December 27."
That attack took place in the TRIBAL AREAS of Pakistan, called FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Areas). They are a fry cry from the rest of Pakistan. Karachi is located WAY DOWN in the south of the country, bordering the Arabian sea. Where as Parachinai is LITERALLY on the border with Afghanistan. Look here. Karachi is thousands of miles away.
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