Alamgiri Gate Lahore

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Alamgiri Gate Lahore


The Alamgiri Gate (Punjabi, Urdu: عالمگيرى دروازا‎) is the fortified main entrance to the Lahore Fort (Shahi Qila) in Lahore, Pakistan. It was built in 1637. It was constructed to face west towards the Badshahi Mosque in the days of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The monumental gateway is an imposing vestibule flanked by two semi-circular bastions that have boldly fluted shafts and lotus petal bases and are crowned with domed pavilions. The huge arched entrance in the center was designed to allow the emperor's elephant mounted caravan to pass through. It leads to the central square hall having deep arched recesses on the east and north and a staircase leading to the upper storey buildings. The archway on the south leads to interior of the fort.

Address: Circular Rd, Qadimi Shehr, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (Northwestern corner of the Walled City of Lahore).

Type: Public Monument

Construction Started: 1637 AD

Construction Completed: 1639 AD

The News of May 22, 2009 – Envoy Visits Lahore Fort US ambassador Anne W. Patterson has stressed the need to protect shared cultural heritage.She paid a visit to the Lahore Fort to mark the completion of Alamgiri Gate, another US-funded conservation project.“Every time I come to the Lahore Fort, I am amazed by its magnificent architecture”, said Ambassador Patterson after she was received by Punjab Archeology Department Director Shahbaz Khan. The ambassador’s fund for cultural preservation provided $31, 834 to the Punjab archeology department to help restore the facade of the Alamgiri Gate, using the architectural techniques and materials similar to those utilized during the original construction.She appreciated the Punjab archeology department for its painstaking attention to details in carrying out the project initiated in 2007. The US embassy has funded the conservation of several projects in Pakistan including Sirkap site and Jinnan Wali Dheri in Taxila; Mohabbat Khan Mosque and Gor Khuttree, Peshawar; Maan Singh Haveli, Rohtas Fort , and the bazaar of the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore.

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