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Old December 2nd, 2005, 05:01 AM   #1
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 12:56 PM   #2
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looks like it was taken right out of London or something!
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 08:57 PM   #3
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Looks great. For what it is used now.
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 01:34 AM   #4
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Looks great. For what it is used now.
It's the WB Government Secretariat (one of the three secretariat buildings).
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 04:09 AM   #5
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Brings back old memories. My office was on Brabourne Road, just behind Writers'. This area of Kolkata and also the Fort area of Mumbai remind you of days gone by. Some of these buildings indeed look like they have been transplanted from London.
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The Writers' Building (Bengali: মহাকরণ Mahakaran) is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal in India. It is located in West Bengal's capital city of Kolkata. The Writers' Building originally served as the office for writers of the British East India Company, hence the name. Designed by Thomas Lyon in 1780, it received its impressive Corinthian fašade, an example of the Neo-Renaissance style, in 1889. There is a statue of Britannia atop the main entrance.


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The building is located on the northern shore of the a water body locally called Lal Dighi in B.B.D. Bagh area. Various departments of the West Bengal government are housed in this building. It is an edifice of great political significance and memories of the Indian Independence Movement.

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One of the most beautiful buildings of imperial era I've ever seen.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #9
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Impressive.

From what i've heard it was also the HQ of the communist movement.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #10
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There was a major fire here, was'nt there? So is it permanently damaged or is it being restored??
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