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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #1
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KARACHI | Ocean Towers | 120m | 393ft | 28 fl | T/O

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz will be the chief guest of the groundbreaking ceremony of a 27-story hotel today (Wednesday) at Governor House.

A special meeting of Cantonment Board Clifton was held Tuesday to consider the approval of the architectural drawings of Sofitel Tower at the old Mideast Hospital Clifton site. The meeting was chaired by Cantonment Board President Brigadier Kamran Aziz Qazi and was attended by Khawaja Iftikhar Ahmed Mir, CEO, and representatives of DHA, Pakistan Navy, and sponsors/owners of Sofitel Tower along with their technical team.

A presentation was given by traffic engineer Farooque Umar on issues raised by the Cantonment Board Clifton at an earlier meeting. After detailed deliberations and discussions the board unanimously resolved to provisionally approve the architectural drawings subject to the provision of an NOC from the CAA for height clearance, the Pakistan Navy from the security point of view and SEPA from an environmental point of view. The Sofitel Tower, to be completed in three years, comprises five basements and a six-story shopping mall.

PPI adds: Sindh Minister for Industry and Trade Muhammad Adil Siddiqui said on Tuesday that a large number of foreigners were moving to Karachi which had created a dire need for such a hotel in the city where more and more international industrial and trade exhibitions were being held. When these events take place, the city’s hotels are all over-booked and more were needed to reduce pressure on the existing ones.

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1: HOTEL
2: A GRAND LUXURIES MALL
3: FIRST TIME SPINNEYS OPENS IN SOFITEL TOWER
4: GOLD SOUK
5: WEDDING SOUK
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Nice youtube video presentation of the project

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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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some information by fellow forumers in MP

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Update: this project seems to be going good. Foundation excavation / piling is almost completed. There will be five stories (or so) underground so land has been excavated to a great depth. On the sides there are concrete supporting columns to prevent collapse.

Lots of machinery on site, project seems to be going very well.
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forgot to update you guys on this yesterday.

i wasnt allowed to take any pics but was allowed take a tour of the site. half the site has almost been excavated. a pathan guy working there told me that they have already excavated 60 feet for the basement and have to excavate 10 more feet taking it to a total of 70 feet. after that they will bore 110 feet because the soil is very loose.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #6
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yeah, I really like the design...it aint any worlds tallest or something but nice and elegant. The architect really did justice to the paycheck he got.
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First of all I'm delighted that there is such heavy demand for hotels in Karachi, really reflects well on the future of the city. Secondly, this design is cool. I like the curvy part and I wish there were more renders showing whats on the flat part of the building, behind the tower and on the roof of the 5 story half of the building.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #8
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The disco balls in the tower looks funny
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None of the U/C pics have been posted in this thread. So I'll copy and paste them here!

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360ft means that it would be 110m tall.
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Nice updates
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Great progress - congratulations Karachi !!!
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One more pic.

Taken by fellow & new forumer shay933.

Shows that Sofitel Tower has almost reached ground level:

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I'm not sure about the date of the pic. But I think it was taken yesterday, on the 17th of December 2008.

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I wonder what will happen to the rooftop garden in the blistering summers. I mean temperatures go beyond 40C in August, what effect will that have on furniture placed on the roof? I hope they think about that.
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