Pictures of the Day: This is what a 7-star looks like!

Posted on September 4, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Architecture, Economy & Development, Travel
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For all of those, me included, who wondered what a 7-star hotel looks like; this is it.

To find out what it feels like, you will have to wait an indefinite amount of time until this surreal StarTrek-like structure actually comes about in Islamabad. Will it? And if it does will it really look like this!

This would have made a great photo-quiz had written about the hotel a few days ago, had Asma not already posted the URLs to these pictures as a comment on that post, and had these pictures not been flying around in all sorts of emails from Pakistan. Despite all of the above, I thought they would still make a great post; maybe some of the koolness will rub off on the site. And I am sure the builders could do with some more free publicity.

Plus, as regular readers know, I have a thing for pictures with tullas (cops) in them (see here, here and here). And this one – even though imaginary – has that traffic cop perched right in the foreground. By the way, don’t miss the helicopter hovering above (near the helipad) either!


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I am not sure we need any more discussion about whether this hotel is a good idea or not. But what about the design? Is this eye-candy or eye-sore? Will this really take us to the ‘next frontier’ (apologies for the pun)? Does this look more like ‘heaven on earth’ or ‘pie in the sky’?What do you think?

88 responses to “Pictures of the Day: This is what a 7-star looks like!”

  1. Uzma says:

    I am not comfortable with distortion of the skyline of mountains & Faisal mosque in its lap as we used to come closer to this F-8 intersection. What about the residents close to this monster. What about traffic flow..? What about the characteristic trees and the weather of Islamabad.

    What about middle class that used to thrive in Islamabad some years ago. They probably already left.

    I wish we could have the usual 5 stars instead & leave populace in peace.

  2. Afridi says:

    This project is a fantastic idea and will place Islamabad on the international radar, however its construction will likely be skewed by the new government of pakistan. no such project has ever been achived under the leadership of the PPP or the MQM or ML. I fear political corruption will deny pakistan a jewl in its crown.

  3. Is this really gonna happen to pakistan?
    It’s pretty cool if it does.

  4. raja says:

    even da greatest n farthest journey must start with da first step…..watchout all u suckers who thought we cud neva make it …..watch out ….we coming……n taking over da whole world…….one luv

  5. UMAR FAROOQ says:

    Its very well progress in Pakistan and i think it makes the enviorment of Islamabad beautiful and it wil be one of the great project in Pakistan

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