Props go to Euromast and Indiansunite for this!
This is a placeholder post, since I don't have the time right now to present the information. First, the posts by Euromast and IU in Ahmedabad -- Projects and Discussions
Originally Posted by indiansunite
^Nice find Euromast! An 80 storey tower is planned!
Originally Posted by Suncity in June in the other Amd thread
A mega project for Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad's Tagore Hall, popularly called Town Hall, witnessed inauguration of a plan to develop a financial services city consisting of an international financial city segment, domestic finance city sector, a technology park and an integrated township on Thursday. The project's foundation stone was laid by the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar on early Thursday morning marked by a bhoomi puja.
From TOI :
Rendering of the 80 storey tower:
Its the same building that pops up in their hoarding/banner :
Some info on GIFT:
Shanghai’s ECADI to design glitzy skyline
The same firm that gave modern Shanghai its most defining structure in 1988 — the `Oriental Pearl’ or the Pearl Tower as it is popularly known, which at 450 metres is the world’s third tallest and Asia’s tallest building — is designing mega-city Ahmedabad and India’s most distinctive modern structure, the `Diamond Tower’. Come 2010, the diamond faceted signature building of GIFT will not just tower over modern Ahmedabad’s skyline but also put it on the global financial map, streets ahead of Mumbai. The steel and glass structure along with the masterplan of the GIFT project is being made by the 55-year old Shanghai-based East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co, Ltd (ECADI).
An architectural services provider.
Has designed nearly 20,000 projects in over 20 countries.
Has bagged over 600 awards.
Has alliances with over 100 foreign design and engineering firms.
Some more info on GIFT:
Sick and tired of escalating costs in financial hubs like Mumbai, early movers like ICICI and Kotak Mahindra are already rushing to book space with others expected to follow suit.
ICICI group has acquired a 17-acre plot of land to set up its western region back office hub employing 30,000 persons right next to GIFT at an investment of Rs 1500 crore, even as Kotak Mahindra is learned to have signed an MoU to acquire nearly 2 million sq ft of space at GIFT for its financial services hub. A host of foreign banks, brokerage firms, non-banking finance companies and KPOs too are finding out that’s it makes smart business and finance sense to come to Ahmedabad.
Enthused by the growing business opportunities in this sector, eduational institutions too are gearing up to cater to the tsunami of demand for professionals that is sure to hit Amdavad by 2010 when the first phase of GIFT is ready with nearly 25 million sq ft of space and 1.4 lakh jobs. After all, the mega project is gunning to capture a 6-8% slice of the 800 million sq ft space and 10 million jobs that’s expected to be created for this industry in India by 2020.
Edited to add:
Come 2010, when both Gujarat and Maharashtra celebrate their 50th birthday, Amdavad will have its own GIFT that will boast of India’s tallest (300-400 metres) and most distinctive landmark — Diamond Tower — on the banks of Sabarmati at Shahpur village between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
The project, slated to commence construction by March 2008, is being developed by the Gujarat Finance City Development Company Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between the Gujarat government and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS).
Additional information from Official website:
Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT)
Check out their PDF (download fast!)
Presentation about GIFT
Some more renderings, taken from PDF and website:
Perspective view on the entire CBD:
3 Signature Towers:
I tried to enlarge and clarify the overall master plan rendering:
Please compile any and all information in this thread. I'll compile it in the next couple days to create a presentable post on this project for posting in the international forums.