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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:17 PM   #1
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KARACHI | Port Tower Complex | 593m | 1946ft | App

The Port Tower is a building planned for Karachi, the financial capital of Pakistan. With collaboration from local and foreign investors, and the Karachi Port Trust. The Port tower will be 1,947 ft (593 m)[1] high. The height of the tower has special significance. It represents the independence year of Pakistan which is the year 1947.

The tower is part of a complex which will be constructed on artificial islands in the shape of symbols of the flag of Pakistan. Which are, a crescent and a star. It will comprise a hotel, a shopping center, and an Expo center. The tower will be constructed on the crescent shaped island. With a viewing gallery it will offer a panoramic view of city's coastline. When completed it will be the tallest building in Pakistan.







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Old April 23rd, 2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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Give us comments guyz !
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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impressive ...i like it..it looks quite simmilar with the one in Dubai ..but it's much taller...
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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Unbelievable how many megatalls are coming out this year
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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agree, but i think we'll see much more in the next few years
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:47 PM   #6
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No too fond about the design. Looks abit "forced". Obviously impressive height.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:52 PM   #7
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Impressive height! But, which year is due to start being constructed? I mean it will be in many years I think, as ZZ-II already said!
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:29 PM   #8
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I think the design resembles the buildings in dubai/abu dhabi because i think the firm making it is from UAE.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #9
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I really love the design, it looks very futuristic. Karachi is very lucky to be getting a tower such as this.

The middle eastern countries really seem to be booming alot...
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Old April 24th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #10
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wikipedia is the only source?!
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Old April 24th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #11
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Awesome, simply madness
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Old April 24th, 2007, 12:31 PM   #12
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Wow this topic is way outdated. The design has been changed to this:

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Old April 24th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #13
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2007-03-26 > Aedas Win Karachi Pakistan Competition

Aedas have won an international competition in the port city of Karachi in Pakistan to design a new super-tall skyscraper.

The landmark building will sit in Karachi Port as one of the anchor schemes of attempts by the owners, the Karachi Port Trust, to construct a landmark commercial building that can act as a central anchor for future urban development.

Within will be 102,000 square metres of office space taking up almost 60 of the bottom floors of the 81 floor tower. The top 21 storeys will be a new five star hotel that includes 30 serviced apartments and swimming pool.
With their design Aedas have played on that increasingly modern skyscraper cliché of a torqueing tower. The Karachi Port Tower is effectively helical in shape but the use of difference façade treatments ranging from totally smooth skinned to horizontal rings every few floors marking the progression in height. Smooth glass curls around the building terminating in a pointed semi-transparent façade overrun at the top pushing the height over 300 metres tall.

The sharp-eyed will notice that in addition to the main tower there is a staggered and substantially smaller building of a similar design included that also has glazed skin and a similar curving shape.

This will accommodate a further 280 serviced apartments, 70 bog-standard ones and a 10,000 square metre shopping mall at ground level. In addition there will be parking for 2500 cars and conference facilities for 1200 delegates.

Other firms involved in the massive project are Mott Macdonald and MM Pakistan who will all be teaming up to get work on site underway for April 2007, a very quick lead-in time for a decision announced only a matter of weeks before.

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=887
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Old April 24th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #14
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The first one was great, but the second design is simply stunning!!!!!!!
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Old April 24th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #15
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@Edwardes
The render of building you gave was KPT Tower . Port Tower Complex and KPT Tower are two different projects. me not too sure and correct me if i am wrong.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 03:42 PM   #16
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Why do people think that Pakistan is a Middle Eastren country? Pakistan is a South Asian nation, it borders Central Asia and the Middle East.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #17
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Good point !
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Old April 24th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #18
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I love both designs.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #19
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this project is awesome ! Karachi will definitely become a futuristic metropolis, just one thing-- I hope that Karachi doesnt ''copy'' from Dubai, and stick to the original Pakistan-style architecture and urban planning !

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Old April 25th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #20
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Wow this topic is way outdated. The design has been changed to this:

That is a heck off a drooling design!!! It is just stunning off how it looks like in the picture!!!

Man the USA got some extreem competiton in skyscraper building!!!!
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