Foundation Stone of 7-star Hotel Laid in Capital

Agree or disagree on the concept or the rationale behind the consturction of a 7-star hotel in Islamabad, as with everything else in Islamabad is now formally underway. The president laid the foundation stone at the proposed construction site opposite PIMS.

The hotel is part of mega multi-billion project namely ‘The Centaurus’ and is being undertaken by the Pak Gulf Construction Company Limited (PGCL), which comprises Al-Tamimi Group of Saudi Arabia and Sardar Group of Companies.

‘The Centaurus’ will have, besides a 37-storey deluxe hotel, two 21-storey residential towers, a 25-storey corporate office complex, and a 5-storey shopping mall with parking for more than 2,000 vehicles.

The structure complies with all the building codes of the CDA and could sustain an earthquake of 9.5 on Richter scale. The project has been designed by WS Atkins, which is one of the top three engineering design companies of the world and has an international recognition in the construction of high-rise buildings. The Atkins is known in the construction world for its Burj-al-Arab project in Dubai.

Source: The News

5 Comments so far

  1. aSdFg (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    w0w .. 9.5 !!

  2. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

    Are they gonna test-shake it when completed in 2008!

  3. Asma (unregistered) on September 4th, 2006 @ 2:05 pm

    Good question by Hassan :)

  4. Talha (unregistered) on September 6th, 2006 @ 7:19 am

    I will personally test-shake it :)!

  5. mansoor (unregistered) on September 9th, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

    good! i was wondering about the resistance part :)

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