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Old December 14th, 2011, 07:33 PM   #7981
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Old December 15th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #7982
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #7983
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #7984
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Nice find
Thats quite an old photo. I fear nothing would have changed since then though?

Its same since last 40 years
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Old December 15th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #7985
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Has the Express Towers building (the black one behind the Air India building) been renovated/refurbished in the last few years? I remember it being quite an eye-sore, even by (the low) Nariman Point Standards.

Speaking of potential renovations, what about the Maker Chambers buildings (the ones that look like residential towers but are actually office towers)? Do they still look the same as from years ago?

Is there anything planned to fill the gap between Cuffe Parade and NP or will the fishing village/slum strip still remain?
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Old December 15th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #7986
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Has the Express Towers building (the black one behind the Air India building) been renovated/refurbished in the last few years? I remember it being quite an eye-sore, even by (the low) Nariman Point Standards.

Speaking of potential renovations, what about the Maker Chambers buildings (the ones that look like residential towers but are actually office towers)? Do they still look the same as from years ago?

Is there anything planned to fill the gap between Cuffe Parade and NP or will the fishing village/slum strip still remain?
Express towers started renovation but then they stopped midway. Maker chamber,Towers got a freah coat of paint last year. Fishing village aint going anywhere.Infact govt have jusy invited tenders for setting up infra facilities related to fishing in all the koliwadas across mumbai starting with trombay koliwada.
The slums behind WTC needs to go,thats an eyesore, wish it would just vanish and a nice huge garden developed there
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Old December 15th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #7987
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Old December 15th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #7988
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Old December 15th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #7989
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great piccies.

when the last padmini due to go?
realy is starting to remind me of HK jst b4 i got there in the early 80's.
that juxtuposition of street l;evel bustle and scrapers.
Shame south asia hasnt got the same outdoor steet food market culture of the orient.
i just love sitting eating looking at the sky surrounded by talls. its a good vibe.
maybe someone 'll do that in india sometime?
wicked , girls in jeans and t shirts.
Its international city by the sea ware.
Make a city modern and then the locals will dress modern. thats how it works.we all want to blend in to our enviroment
next they'll have the odd tattoo and piercing !
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which part of town is that with the makeover?


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Old December 15th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #7990
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Old December 16th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #7991
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Old December 16th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #7992
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Nice find azzi and 101

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Old December 16th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #7993
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Old December 16th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #7994
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Great photos!

Nariman Point & Cuffe Parade if not much of South Mumbai needs a make-over/improvement to the buildings abiet new buildings, make-overs, refurbishments etc.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #7995
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Old December 17th, 2011, 05:23 AM   #7999
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Absolutely jaw-dropping!!

Great finds deekshith!!
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Royal Insurance Building - Bombay

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This is the Bombay office of the Royal Insurance Company (incorporated in England in 1845). India's early insurance market was dominated by British companies; in fact Indians had been prevented from buying policies.
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Government Dockyard - Bombay - 1770s

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Dating from the 1770s, the buildings of the Bombay Naval Dockyard which face Dockyard Road stretch from Lion Gate to the Old Customs House. It was from here that shipbuilder Lowjee Nuserwanji Wadia was appointed Master Builder . Using Malabar teak famed for its toughness and durability, Wadia oversaw the construction of 35 ships, 21 of them for the East India Company. Following his death in 1774, his sons took charge of the shipyard and between them built a further 30 ships over the next sixteen years. The "Britannia", a ship of 749 tons launched in 1778, had so impressed the Court of Directors in London that several new men-of-war were commissioned from Bombay, some of which later passed into the hands of the Royal Navy. In all, between 1736 and 1821, 159 ships of over 100 tons were built at Bombay, including 15 of over 1,000 tons. Ships constructed at Bombay in its heyday were said to be ‘vastly superior to anything built anywhere else in the world’. The pride of the warships built at the Bombay Dockyard was the frigate "HMS Trincomalee" built for the Royal Navy in 1817 and the oldest extant ship afloat although now a museum in Hartlepool.

With the advent of the industrial revolution and the introduction of steel as the primary ship-building material, the function of the dockyard changed in 1884 from ship-building to ship repair and maintenance for the Navy.

Given the 'high security' (to use a modern description) surrounding shipbuilding, the dockyard wall served as a physical barrier between the Naval Dockyard itself and the old fortified town of Bombay, before the ramparts of the city were demolished in 1862.. The central feature to this wall is the domed clocktower and weathercock finial which has remained unchanged for over 200 years.
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Esplanade House - Bombay - 1898

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This magnificent town residence was the home of the pioneer industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the founder of the Tata Group. It combines European architecture with ornate Indian window eves or 'chhajas'. The intricate detailing is evocative of the best of Indian architecture although the architects were British from the Bombay firm of Gostling & Morris.

Visiting the house was like visiting Bombay's royalty. The Tatas entertained lavishly and were popular with both Indians and the British. A guest to the house in 1909, John Foster wrote in his book, "Diplomatic Memoirs":-

"Mr. Tata has given us tiffins, dinners, and opera parties, and crowned all with a large reception in our honor at Esplanade House, his father's home, the most elegant residence in Bombay."
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Mercantile Bank of India - Bombay - 1942

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Originally established in Bombay as the Mercantile Bank of Bombay in 1853, the bank was granted a royal charter in 1857 and it was later renamed the Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London & China in 1868. Its Head office was moved to London and it competed with the two other great British banks (the Hongkong & Shanghai Bank and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China) involved in trade between India and China and other British possessions in Asia. It was renamed the Mercantile Bank of India in 1893.

The Mercantile Bank of India had branches across India, the Straits Settlements and FMS, in Hong Kong and in Shanghai. It issued banknotes in Penang, Singapore and Hong Kong.
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Royal Bombay Yacht Club - Bombay - 1881

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Founded in 1846, the Bombay Yacht Club was a popular sporting and social club for the British elite which revolved around messing about in boats. It was bestowed its 'Royal' prefix in 1876 by Queen Victoria. As with the majority of British social clubs of the Raj, the club enforced not only a strict 'whites only' membership policy but it also barred entry to Indian guests. The club even prevented five Maharajas, the guests of the Governor of Bombay, Lord Willingdon no less, from entering the premises for dinner. Another anecdote tells of the wealthy Parsee donor of the club's new billiard table who was never permitted entry to the club to view the gift being enjoyed by its European members.
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