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Kozhikode To Get Landmark Tower
The 72m high 'Fraternity Tower' would be constructed in the shape of an arm holding a flaming torch | By Yentha
On Mar 27, 2012

 

Kozhikode: Technical sanction has been obtained for the first phase of 'Fraternity Tower', to be built in Kozhikode city.


“Rs.5 crores has been sanctioned to build the first phase of the tower. The total cost is expected to be Rs.32 crores,” said the Minister for Social Welfare M K Muneer at a press conference.

 

 

 

The 'Fraternity Tower' will be built on the 2.9 acres of land opposite Mananchira Ground in the centre of the city.

“Of the 14 government offices functioning in the proposed land, eight have already been shifted and the rest would be relocated soon,” said the Minister.

 

The 72 meter tower will have a basement, an art gallery and a museum. The basement of the tower would hold the museum and an exhibition area. The arm shaped middle block would house a mini theater and the torch shaped tower will have a viewing area at the top, capable of accommodating 100 persons at a time. The museum is to be named after the Zamorin and the two acre park surrounding the tower would be named Kunhali Marakkar Park.


The foundation stone for the project is to be laid in April and the work is expected to be completed within a year's time. Once completed, the 'Fraternity Tower' would be the tallest government building in the state. The building would be connected with Mananchira Ground through an underpass, with an underground car parking area capable of accommodating up to 500 cars at a time.

 

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