Loss of a Landmark

One of the oldest and most recognizable landmarks of Karachi has been demolished. The casino (though never used for the purpose) at Seaview was build during Bhutto’s era and lay unused for several years before being converted into a childrenís entertainment center. The demolition work had started a while back and yesterday when I passed by that area it was no more, I hope what ever structure comes up in its place has some architectural value and is not just another addition to the concrete jungle in the city.

9 Comments so far

  1. misha (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 2:16 am

    Sorry to disappoint, but as far as I know, they’re making another shopping center there, which is sad because I recall a lot of fun times there, even as an adult on the simulator thing they used to have.


  2. Saadie (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 4:19 am

    They shudnt have brought it down :S.


  3. Zia (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 7:58 am

    Oh no! No more Sindbad? *Sob* just looking at the place gave me hope: that what was could be once again.


  4. Saba (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 11:29 am

    I’ve heard Carrefour is opening there.


  5. Kashif (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 11:41 am

    Great work !!!


  6. huma (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 11:51 am

    sigh, that casino had quite a bit of significance in terms of political history and then from the entertainment angle :(


  7. Maaz A. Khan (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 5:17 pm

    @ Saba… If Carrefour is opening up then certainly, I dun havy any issues :)


  8. misha (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 8:51 pm

    @ Maaz, do we really need yet another super-Supermarket?


  9. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 1:30 am

    Even though it wasn’t a majestic building in any way, there was a certain charm to it. Maybe because it was build by Bhutto or maybe it was build to supposedly hold a grand casino on the likes of Monte Carlo or Las Vegas.

    When I was younger, I would just loved gazing at it, when we used to go to the Clifton or even to the Playland of yore. With it gone, I felt like losing a part of my childhood.



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