Tallest building – Numbers and figures

The “tallest building” as announced by the president would stand at 1,947 feet. As of now, no other building in the world is that high. Current tallest building in the world is Taipei 101 which is 1,671 feet high. However, the under-construction Burj Dubai is expected to rise above 2,000 feet. So if our “tallest building” vision does become a reality, and no other building surpasses the proposed hight of 1,947 feet in the mean time, it would really be the 2nd tallest skyscrapper in the world, which is not bad at all.

But the construction of such mega structure gives rise to many questions that really need to be answered. Would our economy be able to support the cost associated with the construction and maintanance of the skyscrapper? How will the energy requirements of the building be met while the city is facing major energy crises?

20 Comments so far

  1. BoZz (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

    All I want to know and am interested in, is who will shoulder the responsibility for keeping it windows clean! That’s all

  2. Farhan (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

    Will it have an arena on top for our prez’s love for Basant Kite flying

  3. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

    Guys I was thinking that why do we need a tall building ? What role it can play to strengthen the economy ? Do we have enough business to accomodate high rise building ?
    We still have lots of problem in our city, power is the major problem, water is another big problem, streets are not that good, we may be improving from what we were a couple of years ago but still its a long way to go before these high rise building which may not play a vital role to improve the lame economy.

  4. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 6:39 pm


    forget about cleaning the windows…. what will happen when a frenzied MOB , on whatever pretext, turns up to burn the thing down.

    i was just watching the news yesterday on some pak channel about more then 100 people granted bail for burning the punjab assembly & other buildings in lahore last feb during the cartoon scandle.

    the problem with us is that whenever something happens any where in pakistan or the world our people go bonkers and start burning everything!

    one more example: when there were sect. bomings a few years back in punjab/nwfp a mob burned the petrol station near numaish, karachi and after 3 weeks there was another bombing and another mob burned that same restored petrol station, 2 times within 3 weeks and i think at least 5 -6 times in the last few years!

    so i do not support anything more then ground + 0ne in this nation of MAD people!

  5. Rock Steady (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 7:18 pm

    and what if a fire started… ????

    PNSC buuliding to sirf floor 11 to 16 kala huwa that .. agar is par aag lagee to floor 21 say floor 99 ali ho gee gii

  6. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    Sarcasm aside – do you honestly believe our leaders have the vision to aim for such a venture, as I suspect it to be just another hogwash to lather the deep pocket of the corrupt bureaucracy.

    The tallest building projects are generally based on a specific goal / objective to make it a viable venture. to aim for the figure of 1947 feet is a goal that cannot be viable without an adequate business plan only possible without the bureaucratic lechers sucking out the investment in the process

  7. Sufi (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

    Such a sad sight seeing all of you talk like this. Hopelessness is the biggest sin.

    If this is a private business plan, I don’t see nothing wrong with it. As for the power, it will generate its own power, like Harrods in London or MCB Tower in Karachi. But yeah, it certainly won’t be the tallest by the time its created.

    As for the need of this building, America built skyscrapers to show its economic strength. We have no economic power, no maqaam in the World economy. If its a government venture, then BS. But if some private firm wants to do it, whats the harm.

    As for all the questions of windows, fire etc.. again if some private firm puts its money in this, they will not let it waste.

  8. Nadeem (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

    This is nothing more than a political statement….remember elections are coming soon. It will never happen…..hope not.

  9. Saad Durrani (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 12:33 am

    F. Ahmed is so right, the poor Numaish Petrol pump gets burned always, it gets burned every time there is a bomb blast. Last year, it was burned around 3 or 4 times. First of all, that building will take around years to be built. So, it is impossible to think that it will be largest in the world. and who will extinguish the fire for it. Bad idea for now.

  10. Sufi (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 1:41 am

    Very stupid comments, they are good for a laugh, but if you guys are serious, I think its ignorance.

    Ever seen mob attacking any army mess? or any attacks in cant area? If government wants to protect, they are really good at it. If they want to crush, they can even kill Bugti, phir mob kya cheez hai.

    Stop being ignorant guys :/

  11. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 3:17 am


    pls tell me if you know that the assemble bldg. of the biggest province, punjab, was be burned while the police looked on. do u know that?i saw that live on TV!

    so i guess ur comments were really stupid….pls use ur brains a little before defending the police/security services of pakistan! yes if they make the ofice of the chief of the army staff on the top floor, then the agencies may be able to secure the bldg.

    don’t u people have enough examples… a few years back a MOB burned dozens of bldgs on the MALL road lahore, the governor house, assembly and all imp bldgs are located there, when a head of a sect. party was killed in an explosion.

    by the way u call others stupid…..ur own observation/ level of comments do not warrant any serious reply.

    if u want to hold open discussion on a forum like this then please learn to mind your manners! otherwise ur just one of those hypocrites who thinks he is all knowing….
    ur nic SUFI gives a tolerant impression but looks can be decieving!

  12. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 3:27 am

    do u remember last year, i think it wa last year, when there was a sect killing in which many people were killed in karachi?

    some of the bodies were being taken through DHA karachi and the MOB went breserk and started burining public/private property all through the procession route!!

  13. Turab (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 8:34 am


  14. udass (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 10:39 am

    check this link


    i think this link should also be forwarded to the ppl planning for the tallest building!

  15. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 11:14 am

    It just me, or anyone else noticed this – ‘1947’ feet high. Does this particular number rings a bell, somewhat, somewhere?!?

  16. d0ct0r (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 12:57 pm

    @Arsalaan offcourse .. otherwise they could have easily claimed to surpass the burj dubai’s 2000 Feet height … making tall claims doesn’t cost as dime does it?

  17. F. AHMED (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 1:36 pm


    nice link. please note that two towers shown in dubai,160 & 162 floors, at the end are one & the the same burj dubai.

    one is the recent pic and the other one is the arch. vission of the completed structure.

  18. K Abbas (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

    well guys I don’t think personally it is some thing of a publicity stunt or we call it as bogus announcement before election, I came across this link on wikipedia website, while reading about Burj Dubai. its worth having a look at the project description.


  19. Absar (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 12:37 am

    I *think* China is planning 1200m tall building. I’m not sure, but I remember reading about it somewhere.

  20. 1967 (unregistered) on March 4th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

    I think the worse dilema would be to solve the problem of Mullahs bring it down. They won’t need to get jet liners for this one. All they need is to conspire with the beauracracy.

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