Minar-e-Pakistan In The Middle Of Iqbal Park In Lahore (View On Google Map) The Famous Pakistan Resolution Was Passed On 23 March 1940 Demanding The Creation Of Pakistan.
The tower reflects a blend of Mughal/Islamic and modern architecture.
The tower was designed and supervised by, Nasreddin Murat-Khan a Russian-born Pakistani architect and civil engineer. The foundation stone was laid on 23 March 1960. Construction took eight years, and was completed on 21 October 1968 at an estimated cost of Rs.7,058,000/- The money was collected by imposing an additional tax on cinema and horse racing tickets at the demand of Akhtar Hussain, Governor of West Pakistan. Today the minaret provides a panoramic view to visitors who can’t climb up the stairs or access the top by means of an elevator. The parks around the monument include marble fountains and an artificial lake.
Minar-e-Pakistan is about 60 meters in height.
The tower base is raised approximately four meters from the ground and it rises up to approximately 13 meters, forming a sculpted, flower-like base. From this point it tapers as it rises. The base platform is shaped like a five-pointed star and it encloses crescent shaped pools.
It is constructed of reinforced concrete, with the floors and walls rendered in stone and marble. Now it is officially recognized as the National Monument of Pakistan. Read more from Wikipedia and Watch Video from Zess Info