A 40-storey skyscraper proposed by Shanta Holdings will redefine the skyline of the capital and largest city in Bangladesh. Pinnacle was approved for construction in September 2018 and began groundworks in November 2019, with a completion date targeted for December 2022.
The office skyscraper, claimed to be the first in Dhaka to undergo a wind tunnel test, boasts a design by local firm EK Architects. The exterior will be composed of an imported double-glazed unitized facade system. Seven high-speed elevators and five basement levels hosting 376 vehicles will also be integrated into the development.
Each floor will contain 14,500 square feet that can be segmented in separate spaces of 4,000, 5,035 and 7,250 square feet. Ceiling heights of 11.5 feet come standard here, affording extra vertical space compared to the city's typical 10-foot-high workplaces. The building will be able to accommodate at least 12,000 people.
A 45-foot-high atrium will greet workers upon entry into the building, which will include a fully equipped gym for employee use. Pinnacle will also incorporate a ground floor cafe and a rooftop restaurant into its internal plan.
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