Architecture Of Ahsan Manzil: The Pink Palace

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Ahsan Manzil also known as “The Pink Palace” is an inspiring architectural monument build in our country. It took total of twelve years to finish the whole construction (1859-1872). Back in the ancient days it was an official residential palace and seat of the Nawab of Dhaka. It is located at Kumratoli along the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was a victim of several natural disasters over the years. On 7thApril, 1888 terrible tornado caused massive wreckage to it, the Andar Mahal was totally damaged, then an engineer from Kolkata came to investigate this place and except Rang Mahal every place was built again. It was once again damaged by the earthquake of 12th June 1897. Then again it was repaired by NawabAhsanullah. The government of Bangladesh can understand the architectural value of Ahsan Manzil is quite big so they took initiative to renovate the whole thing. After completing the renovation work in 1992 undr supervision work f Directorate of Public Works and Architecture it has come under control of Bangladesh National Museum. Recently Ahsan Manzilhave become an exquisite museum and an attractive zone for tourists and also locals to visit. It remains closed on government holidays. Yearly millions of onlookers come to visit this place, which generates lot of revenue. STRUCTURE Ahsan Manzil is a sensational architectural monument. It is raised on a platform f 1metre, two storied palace measuring 125.4m y 28.75m. The height of the ground floor

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