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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Delay in Construction of Kathmandu View Tower at Old Bus Park

Posted by Anup Baral | October 23, 2016 :
The 29-storey Kathmandu View Tower is said to be the tallest building in Nepal once completed, but due to changes in regulations for building construction after the earthquake last year mean that the original approved design violates the new rule. The foundation stone for the building was laid in November last year. Settlement Development, Urban Planning and Building Construction Criteria 2015 set by the government has changed provisions for minimum setback area, ground coverage and floor area ratio for high-rise buildings. According to the new standards, the ratio of the height of a high-rise building to its setback area has been fixed at 4:1. Likewise, the building is allowed to cover a maximum of 60 percent ground of the plot it is being built on while the regulation for floor area ratio has not been explicitly mentioned and left for local bodies to decide. Due to the unexpected changes, only the blueprints for a 12-storey building have been approved at first.

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