Increasing Trend of High Rise Buildings in Lahore:
Lahore’s first high rise building, the Alfalah Building, was erected on the Mall road in 1964. The urban setting of Lahore has been fundamentally transforming. But the fashion to build-high really emerged in 1990s and was at peak in between 2002 and 2007.
Today, high-rise buildings are prevailing in developed states, where the city’s horizon is a blend of diverse high rise architectures. When the city had no capacity to extend horizontally, the development of high-rise buildings began as a fundamental requirement and thus, needed to grow vertically. High population growth and shift in city leads to increase in plot prices and thus high rise buildings grated a solution. They provided commercial and residential spaces span of the city.
During the latest few years, the development proposals in the real-estate sector have altered much. The developers are now tend to be motivated more towards high rise developmental plans by keeping the view of international standards of high-rise buildings.
The trend of apartments, flats and commercial plazas is rapidly increasing in Lahore as it is hub of trade and employment prospects. Its real-estate sector is prominent amongst both the buyers and investors alike, that is why it is transforming into vertical Lahore with more and more completed and upcoming residential and commercial high rise. Arfa Software Technology Tower is the example of business and commercial high rise building.
The boundaries of Lahore are exceeding its defined layout; various housing schemes have been grown on the peripheries of the city to accommodate huge population but the city still shines with the rising number of high-rise buildings.
There are numerous advantages of mounting high rise buildings, as these arrangements can be consumed for compound purposes. Developers are constructing buildings with multiple uses, which could be utilized for residential as well as commercial purpose. The development of high-rise buildings will also decrease the risk of rampant extension of the city. High-rise apartment-buildings can provide various comforts like nearby grocery stores, shopping-centers even gym and swimming pool under one roof. Lastly, the infrastructure advancements in Lahore tribute high-rise buildings and by driving development and construction in this sector, Pakistan can appeal tourism.