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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #101
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I'm sorry but can you at least provide a credible source before making posts like these.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #102
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I'm sorry but can you at least provide a credible source before making posts like these.
Well I would take this guys word as he is a CAD technician involded in the projects going on in Karachi. He even showed us the renders that he's made for alot of the projects going on in Karachi. He has also updated us alot on all the up and coming projects in Karachi. He told us that he found out over the phone that the project has been cancelled.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 06:52 AM   #103
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stumbled upon this while looking for updates on KPT Tower. According to wikipedia these are the same architects that came up with the original design for Al-Burj (hence explaining the resemblance to Al-Burj)


Port Trust Tower Complex Karachi, Pakistan











Combining the patterns and traditions of the existing city with modern sustainable urban design concepts, the Karachi Port Trust Master Plan creates a landmark skyline from the sea that will become the pride of Karachi. The Karachi Port Trust Master Plan will enhance popular Clifton Beach through the creation of a 250-acre mixed-use development. This includes the Karachi Port Trust Tower that, at a height of 1,947 feet, symbolizes the date of Pakistan's independence. The master plan has been developed based upon five distinct design principles:
- A new arcing landform
- A beautiful city park
- Three contrasting districts
- A diverse urban grid
- An ecological framework
The overall program area for the Tower iincludes 2,000,000 square feet of office and 700,000 square feet of hotel and 600,000 square feet of retail. In addition, the program calls for 350,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 1,500-seat auditorium and an observation deck at the top of the tower.

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-250 acre mixed use development master plan
-Three landmark districts: Tower, Mosque and College/Hospital
-Beachfront promenade connecting to a large park made up of restored mangroves




Source: Pei Partnership Architects
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 06:52 AM   #104
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according to the site plan above this is the location:

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 08:30 AM   #105
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I love the new design. It looks much better than the original.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:21 AM   #106
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I love the new design. It looks much better than the original.
I agree. Simply stunning!
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:24 AM   #107
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thats the design everyone thought the Al burj would look like
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 01:00 AM   #108
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first i thought he posted in the wrong thread
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 01:03 AM   #109
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Read what he posted about why it resembles the Al Burj.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 01:41 AM   #110
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first i thought he posted in the wrong thread
when i first saw the render i also thought that its Al-Burj but according to the architects website its Port Tower, i think after this design was rejected for Al-Burj they shoved it down our throat.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 02:05 AM   #111
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So is it closed?
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 02:31 AM   #112
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there still seem to be some hope

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 04:52 PM   #113
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Absolutely fantastic.... I love the renders.

thanks mussiddiqui
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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #114
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according to the site plan above this is the location:

This area's going to look amazing if this becomes a reality. I absolutely LOVE the new renders. WAY BETTER than all the previous renders!

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when i first saw the render i also thought that its Al-Burj but according to the architects website its Port Tower, i think after this design was rejected for Al-Burj they shoved it down our throat.
I for one am not complaining. Not even one bit!
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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:58 AM   #115
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Btw the height should be 1947ft in the title of the thread. Symbolising the year when Pakistan gained Independence.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 07:16 AM   #116
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i wont complain myself if they build this thing

and yes a mod should change the height in the title to 1947 feet
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Old May 4th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #117
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till now i thought the huge structure in the middle (numbered 21 on the site plan below) of the development was the actual tower but after closely looking at the renders and comparing them with the site plan i was able to figure out that the structure marked by the red arrow is the tower whereas the other structure looks like a mosque (has a dome in the render and architects website says there is also going to be a mosque in the complex). someone might already know this but i just assumed that big structure to be the tower.

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Old May 4th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #118
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Wow! It looks futuristic
Congratulations
I hope I can visit Parkistan and this city one day!
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Old May 4th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #119
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hope they'll also take the height from the old Al Burj Design...1050m would be nice
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #120
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1050m will be sweet but first let KPT reach 593m then maybe we can think of going higher, for now lets dubai have the honor of reaching that height
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