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
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
CostUSD 162.5 million[1]
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.

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]


  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". 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". Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  6. ^ "Executive Summary" (PDF).
  7. ^ "90% work completed of Bahria Town Icon, will be inaugurated today - Pakistan - Dunya News". Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  8. ^ "Pakistan's tallest building 'Bahria Town Icon' inaugurated". 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.