Port Tower Complex
|Port Tower Complex|
|Type||Commercial & Mix Use|
|Architectural style||Contemporary Modern|
|Town or city||Karachi|
|Owner||Karachi Port Trust|
|Roof||1,947 ft (593 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||AEDAS (UK) & Mott Macdonald |
The Port Tower is a 1,947 ft (593 m) tall skyscraper proposed for construction in Karachi, the financial capital of Pakistan. It will be constructed with the collaboration of local and foreign investors, in association with the Karachi Port Trust. The height of the tower has a special significance, as it represents the year, 1947, when Pakistan was formed.
The new tower is part of a complex which will be constructed on artificial islands in the shape of symbols found on the flag of Pakistan - a crescent and a star. It will consist of a hotel and a shopping center, as well as an extensive area to host large-scale expositions. Integrating into Karachi’s skyline, main features of the venture will include a revolving restaurant and a viewing gallery offering a panoramic view of the coastline and the city. The construction site planned for this building is located along the Clifton shoreline of the crescent-shaped island. When completed, the Port Tower will be the tallest building in the country.
The Port Tower will be developed on a 10-acre (40,000 m2) waterfront site, off the Mai Kolachi expressway called the Karachi Waterfront. It has been designed by an international team of architects, led by the world’s fourth largest architectural practice, Aedas. Consortium partners MM Pakistan and Mott MacDonald would provide engineering services and architectural support expertise.
- List of tallest buildings in Karachi
- List of buildings with 100 floors or more
- List of tallest buildings in the world
- List of tallest buildings in Pakistan
- "Emporis.com: Port Tower, Karachi, Pakistan". Emporis. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- K.P.T. projects - Port Tower description on www.kpt.gov.pk