KMC building (1935)

Is it this old? I see no difference, now and then.

9 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Mansoor (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

    Excellent, good comeback with a ‘monumental’ Karachi OUTpost!!


  2. fAr stAr (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

    i don’t think anyone here would be that old to know if this building is really that old. may be any of our ‘dada dadi’ or ‘nana nani’ might know it from those old days. by the way the construction work done at those times was much more longlasting camparing to what they r doing now a days. i don’t think any of the buildings will be here in their actual/present states in 50 years from now.

  3. Adil Mulki (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:25 pm

    Although I am not that old, I think a few changes have occurred since 1935, including the building’s deterioration.

    The design finally implemented has round domes (appearing more sub-continental) instead of an alternate design which had spires (which appear more european/british). The design charts for both the designs were on display at “The Jewel in the Crown” exhibition at Mohatta palace.

  4. fAr stAr (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

    by the way ppl, the venue is disclosed ;) KMC buliding

  5. SWA (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

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  6. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 6:10 pm


    What exactly are we suppose to learn from this post??

  7. kidal (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

    Is this building near lunda bazar or am I getting mixed up?

  8. K.A. (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 8:22 pm

    Just got a set of books titled Kurrachee, Past, Present and Future by Alexander F. Baillie. There are 2 sets of 2 books each. One set is a pictorial history of Karachi from 1843 onwards and the other is descriptIve. Superb for anyone interested in knowing and seeing Karachi from over 150 years ago. Price is a bit steep though each set costs 2500. Yet its worth every penny for those who want to explore the fabulous past of their beloved city. These books are published by Dawn group and can be checked out at I loved them and infact wished Karachi would again become the ‘Jewel In The Crown’ as it has been referred to, though of Pakistan not the British Raj.

  9. Babar Haroon Manghi (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 9:15 pm

    aaah Im just in love with this building.I think this and Frere Hall of Karachi are the only two buildings which are well maintained.Otherwise other vintage builings are put into ruins.
    By the way I am amazed that lot of Karachites dont know about this buildings.
    I sometimes show this building on Rs. 100 note and ask them where is this,and 80% of people are have a question mark face.

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