Constitution Avenue (Islamabad)
|Length||3.8 km (2.4 mi)|
|North end||Khayaban-e-Iqbal intersection|
|South end||Kashmir Highway intersection|
Constitution Avenue (Urdu: شارع دستور) is a major road that runs through Islamabad, Pakistan. It is considered[by whom?] one of the most important zones in the city as a number of landmark and government buildings exist along the road, such as the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the Prime Minister's Secretariat, the Grand Hyatt Islamabad, the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Library of Pakistan, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, as well as the office of the Auditor General of Pakistan. The diplomatic enclave hosting foreign embassies also lies close to the area.
Constitution Avenue was inaugurated by First ever Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan Khan Habibullah Khan Marwat (that time acting President of Pakistan) on 23rd, April, 1974.
The Grand Hyatt is located at the southern end of the Constitution Avenue currently under construction in Islamabad on a 13.5-acre (5.5 ha) site and is served by two major highways (Sharah-e-Kashmir to the north and Murree road to the south).
This development consists of a 45-storey hotel and serviced apartments tower along with two smaller 20-storied residential & office towers. The smaller towers are linked together by means of a bridge at the 20th floor, aligned with the axis of the Constitution Avenue (known in Urdu as Shahrah-e-Dastoor). Other features include retail and food courts, banquet facilities and parking. Construction was suspended due to a court case, it has however started again as of December 2010.
The construction of the twin-towers is at rapid pace. One of the apartment towers is topped out while the second is estimated to be completed by the summer of 2014. The retail phase of the project, however, will be completed earlier.
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