Constitution Avenue (Islamabad)

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Constitution Avenue
Islamabad Marriott Hotel map 1 to 14000.png
Length 3.8 km (2.4 mi)
North end Khayaban-e-Iqbal intersection
Major
junctions
D-chowk
South end Kashmir Highway intersection

Constitution Avenue 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.[1] The diplomatic enclave hosting foreign embassies also lies close to the area.

Grand Hyatt Islamabad[edit]

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[2] 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.[2] 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.

Twin towers[edit]

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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