Chandigarh’s Sector 17 soon to get an 11 storeyed building. Sector 17 is one of the prime locations in Chandigarh and the tricity but soon it is getting revamped. The Le Corbusier’s 59 years old city plan of Chandigarh will see some significant revision in the years to come. UT Administration is planning a project to rejuvenate sector 17 while the Heritage Conservation Committee has also agreed to it.
Chandigarh sector 17 to have 11-storey buildings
The proposed 11 storeyed building at sector-17 Chandigarh will be the highest building after the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat building that has 10-storeys. The UT administration is planning to construct a brand new 11 storeyed building on the vacant spaces of Sector 17, Chandigarh that will become a landmark for other buildings and offices. The new proposed 11 storeyed building will be constructed near the building of the main post office.
As per the Heritage Conservation Committee, Le Corbusier had planned the construction of the buildings in such a way to make it the most vibrant sector of Chandigarh. In 1959, Le Corbusier conceived the idea of constructing the building at Sector 17, Chandigarh for the Post and Telegraph Department. But the plan couldn’t get implemented that time due to the lack of consensus.
Chandigarh’s rejuvenation plan
As per the plan of getting the sector 17 of Chandigarh getting, rejuvenated, the 11 storeyed building is proposed to be a financial hub to house offices and banks. This 11 storeyed building which is proposed at Sector 17 of Chandigarh is proposed to have restaurants on its top two floors, a five-star hotel, a convention centre, an urban park and government offices. Apart from these, Chandigarh’s sector 17 Plaza Market will also see some revamping mainly including a few walking tracks, better parking areas, gazebos to have a place with shade to sit & relax while shopping, an amphitheatre and much more.
The revision in the 59 years old city plan of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh is finally going to happen and it will bring some significant changes in the topography of the city beautiful. The people of Chandigarh just hopes that the city may prosper and improvise on what already exists to make the UT more peaceful and beautiful.
Source: The Tribune