Bahria Icon Tower

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Bahria Icon Tower
Bahria Icon Karachi.jpg
The tower as of August 2018
Bahria Icon Tower is located in Karachi
Bahria Icon Tower
Location within Karachi
General information
StatusTopped-out
LocationBahria Town Icon tower, #5, Block 4, Shahrah-e-Firdousi, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Coordinates24°48′42″N 67°01′38″E / 24.8117°N 67.0271°E / 24.8117; 67.0271Coordinates: 24°48′42″N 67°01′38″E / 24.8117°N 67.0271°E / 24.8117; 67.0271
Construction started2008
Completed2020s?
CostUSD 162.5 million[1]
Height
Tip273 metres (896 ft)
Roof273 metres (896 ft)[2]
Technical details
Floor count62
Design and construction
ArchitectArshad Shahid Abdullah (Pvt.) Ltd.
Structural engineerBEG Associates, ESS.I.AAR.
Main contractorHabib Rafiq (Pvt.) Ltd.
Website
http://bticon.com/

Bahria Icon Tower is a skyscraper located on the coast of the Arabian Sea in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The complex includes 62-storey and 40-storey mixed-used buildings. The 62-storey tower is the tallest building in Pakistan.[3][4][5] The complex is based on a four acre plot in the up-scale Clifton area.[6] The complex is owned by the Bahria Town Group.

The building consists of 10 floors of serviced corporate offices, 40 floors of serviced apartments, Pakistan's highest located terraced restaurant, a double-decker high speed elevator, and a shopping mall.[7][8][9]

During its construction, excavations for the foundations caused inconvenience for traffic flow.[10] Fireworks were shown on its completion.[11]

Honors and awards[edit]

The design won architectural design awards for efficient use of space and maximization of utility, including:

  • Highly commended high-rise architecture, International Property Award winners from Asia Pacific 2012[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ D4Sys. "Welcome to Costveyors (Pvt.) Ltd.- Bahria Town Icon". Archived from the original on 3 January 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Bahria Town ICON - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  3. ^ Khurram Shahzad (January 22, 2016). "Country's tallest building 'Bahria Town Icon' inaugurated in Karachi". Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  4. ^ Sam Neymra (January 24, 2016). "Country's Tallest Building Bahria Icon Tower Inaugurated In Karachi". TheNewsTrack. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  5. ^ Mangi, Faseeh. "In the 'Best Hidden' Frontier Market, a Boom Signals a Pakistan Revival". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  6. ^ "Executive Summary" (PDF).
  7. ^ "90% work completed of Bahria Town Icon, will be inaugurated today - Pakistan - Dunya News". dunyanews.tv. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  8. ^ "Pakistan's tallest building 'Bahria Town Icon' inaugurated". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  9. ^ "Infrastructure development: It's time to fly over Clifton - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  10. ^ Faiza Ilyas (July 23, 2014). "Outcry over Clifton high-rise, traffic project during Sepa hearing". Dawn Media. Dawn. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  11. ^ "بحریا آئيکون پر آتشبازی". Jang group. Daily Jang. January 25, 2016. Archived from the original on 25 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Asia Pacific 2012". Retrieved 17 December 2015.