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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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LANCO HILLS | Signature Tower | 604m | 112 fl | Proposed

This thread is created as a one-stop resource to track all developments of the Signature Tower proposal at Lanco Hills.

For discussions on the Lanco Hills Megaproject itself, please visit the Lanco Hills Megaproject thread instead.

Request to members... if you have any Signature Tower-related news, updates, renderings or pics, please be sure to post it here as well as in the Lanco Hills thread.

I won't re-post all the voluminous information (old news reports) on the tower from the Lanco Hills thread, but will start off with a collection of all the renderings we have of the tower, from my thread in the international forum.


^ Lanco Hills skyline at night with 112 floor Signature Tower rising


^ Tower can be seen rising at far left


^ Site plan. Location of Signature Tower at left


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Same image from epaper. Click for larger:



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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #2
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For posterity's sake, here are the original pre-renderings of the tower, before the finalized design was released:
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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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Some xposts from the Lanco Hills project thread:

An update from member Hindustani, confirming the 112 floor height.

Also mentions the exciting prospect of it being double the height of current-Asia's tallest residential tower, the Australia's Q1? Does that imply a height of 640m??

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LUNCH WITH BS: L M Rao

What`s a track record?

Vandana Gombar / New Delhi April 01, 2008

So, Sasan failed and there's no great track record. That doesn't stop Lanco's chief from planning to raise power capacity 30 times and build 40mn sq ft of real estate.

I almost expected Lagadapati Madhusudhan Rao to steer the conversation away from the Sasan ultra mega project — which he bagged and lost last year — and focus on the other feathers that adorn the cap of the Lanco group as we sat down to lunch at Maurya’s Bukhara restaurant in New Delhi, writes Vandana Gombar.

Perhaps he would try to focus on the Lanco Hills realty project coming up a few kilometres away from the posh Banjara Hills area of Hyderabad, which would house the world’s tallest residential building, or on the power projects that he has added to his kitty over the last year, totalling more than the 4,000 Mw that Sasan would have brought in one sweep. The chubby Rao was, however, more than willing to discuss “anything” though he seemed a little flustered at having a lady as a host.

He chose the seat without a back rest — “It is just a psychological comfort. People almost never lean back while eating” — and decided to restrict himself to basic vegetarian fare to give me company in my light eating initiative, born of a last ditch attempt to lose weight. He talks of his own attempts at being lean and mean by checking into spas across the world every few months — which he euphemistically calls “bootcamps” — and how the kilos come straight back in a few weeks. As we wait to order, I ask Rao if the ghost of Sasan has finally been buried. Lanco’s winning bid for the project, where it offered to sell power at an eye-popping low rate of Rs 1.196 per unit, was what catapulted the company to the national stage. Its bid was subsequently disqualified. Rao shrugs off the question. “It was not Lanco’s problem. We had a good legal case, but there were other opportunities in the sector that we decided to focus our energies on, after we realised we had wasted six months.”

The buzz doing the rounds at the time was that he was trying to take on Anil Ambani, whose company, Reliance Power, finally got the project. So was it a case of corporate rivalry? Personal rivalry perhaps? I do not get a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’, but get this instead: “We are the two most competitive players in the power sector.” Was there some political rivalry at work? The founder chairman of the group, L Rajagopalan, is a Congress party MP from Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh and is the elder brother of Rao. “We have friends in all political parties. In Indian business, we cannot take sides,” he says, as he rattles off projects proceeding smoothly in non-Congress regimes like the Anpara C project in Uttar Pradesh and the Amarkantak project in Chattisgarh.

Lanco is looking at an integrated play in the power sector, with a presence in all segments — thermal power, hydro power, solar power and even nuclear power. It is set to start manufacturing wind turbines and also to buy wind energy assets across the world. “We want to be a manufacturer, developer and asset-owner,” says Rao. It is a co-promoter of the upcoming India Energy Exchange and is a significant player in the power trading sector. Lanco is also eyeing opportunities in seaports, airports and roads construction. That is quite a spread for a group with an expected turnover of Rs 3,000 crore this year (against Rs 1,650 crore last year).

At this point, our basic vegetarian fare is served. A bowl of Bukhara dal makhani, a veg platter of roasted somethings, and the breads — a tandoori naan for me and a pudina parantha for him. We also move on to the other main business of the group besides power — realty. Lanco boasts the world’s largest ‘single phase’ mixed property development underway — the Rs 6,500 crore Lanco Hills project spread across 30 million sq ft. For the uninitiated, ‘single phase’ means simultaneous one-phase development which comprises residential spaces (it has ‘almost sold out’ 15 towers with up to 34 floors each, at an average price of Rs 5,500 per sq ft) and commercial spaces (there are 12 towers for IT companies, again with up to 34 floors each). The area will also house star hotels (it has already tied up with Grand Hyatt and The Holiday Inn), a 16-screen multiplex and the country’s second largest shopping mall spread across 2.5 million sq ft. As for the tallest 112-floors high residential tower, dubbed Signature Tower, it will be about double the height of the building that’s currently the tallest — the Q1 tower on the Gold Coast of Australia, which rises about 320 metres and supports 80 storeys. The company has been waiting for more than a year-and-a-half for aviation approval for the tower. “When it comes, there will be a grand launch. It would be a historical moment.” It is also developing a very high-end Lanco Ville at Chennai over 10 million sq ft. “We are looking at a niche play in the realty sector,” he says. The company expects to have 40 million sq ft of developed properties by 2011. This is after factoring in the expected general slowdown in real estate when “funds will be an issue and credit will be an issue.”

The total capital investment planned by the group — which has 23 subsidiaries as of now, but is floating special purpose vehicles at a frenetic pace — is Rs 40,000 crore over four years. About half of this is already committed to projects which have achieved financial closure. Lanco, however, does not really have a track record to show its capability in handling such large scale initiatives in real estate or in power, where the company intends to increase “operational” capacity 30-fold by 2010 from about 500 mw operational today. The 42-year-old Rao throws back the question at me. Did Sunil Mittal have a track record? Did Infosys have a track record? Or the Reliance Refinery? “The opportunities that we see in the country today were not there in the past. So where is the question of track record? What is required is an entrepreneurial spirit,” he says. And then, of course, is the fact that whatever projects have been taken up by the group have been done successfully, and in time.

The Smart Investor, Business Standard’s weekly supplement, had last month given a thumbs-up to the listed flagship company of the group, Lanco Infratech, though it has underlined the need to keep an eye on the execution side. Rao brushes asides concerns on execution challenges and exudes bullishness in the economy and in his company, which has seen a halving of value to about Rs 400 per share since the bears struck a few weeks ago. “We are highly undervalued,” he says. So what is fair value? “Rs 1,000” he says, without blinking an eyelid, given that he is confident of delivering 25 per cent return on investment for shareholders over time. On that positive note, we take our last sips of coffee — which is a sad stand-in for the dessert that we both decided to skip — but nobody said drool control was going to be easy. And yes, he was right. I did not lean back even once.
And IndiansUnite confirms HS's confirmation!
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folks, the Signature tower will indeed have 112 floors. Here's some confirmation..I just spoke to a top guy in Atkins India (the firm that designed the tower) and he agreed it'll have 112 Floors.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #4
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Grt work Jai!

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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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if its really gonna be 2x as tall as the Q1 tower, that's 2x320m=640m. Let's see...that works out to ~5.7m per floor, not accounting for the pseudo-spire (it's a slanted pyramid-oid shape, and thus the top part probably won't have enough room for floor space for the first 20-30m or so). Needless to say, this is an impressive project.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 04:42 AM   #6
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The tower was supposed to be 90 floor in the beginning. With SSC India Posters' hopes rising the tower rose to 112 floors. In other thread I read something about tower not being finalized as yet. I guess in the end we'll all settle for a 45 floor highrise. The age of supertall is yet to arrive in India.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 03:14 PM   #7
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These supertalls look and sound great. If ultimately successfully built, they will be a great achievement. However, my concern is more on the infrastructure support for such, including power, water, parking, connectivity and surrounding roads, plus most importantly disaster prevention, recovery and fire fighting capabilities. Many of these are not in the developers control, specially the last named. Do we have the technological and skill capability to handle these. If not, what are the plans for them? Mr. Rao would hopefully have thought of all these when planning such massive projects.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 11:59 PM   #8
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Interview with Lagadapati Madhusudhan Rao, Chairman of Lanco Group


Riding high


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The company’s big-dream initiative is in realty — the Lanco Hills project, a 100-storey residential complex near Hyderabad.

Touted as the tallest residential structure, the project has drawn varied responses — right from sheer disbelief to a frenzied rush for bookings.


Commenting on the doubts expressed by sceptics he says, “I am convinced that Lanco will execute the project. We are waiting for the last aviation clearance and we will do it. We have the technology, the people and market credibility of executing projects on time.

Pointing out that a good number of people working on the 180-storey Burj Dubai structure (one of the tallest in the world) are Indians, he says, “We are going to use a similar technology and concrete to build the tower. We are strong in the use of concrete for structures and the labour and expertise exists.”

Incidentally, Lanco is the first in South India to get permission in recent times to build structures higher than 20 floors, either for commercial or residential use. Most of the structures at Lanco Hills would feature more than 25 floors. “We have MNC architects and the residential tower would have only 275 high-end, exclusive houses,” he says.
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Good to see that they are very keen.

Two possible supertalls in the making in Hyderabad now!
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 08:16 AM   #10
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From International Construction Intelligence magazine July, 2007:


The magazine lists it as 112 stories.
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This would be the magnificient building if it is built.What a design man i'm enthralled.It's really Marvelous.
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Jai............thanks.

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This would be the magnificient building if it is built.What a design man i'm enthralled.It's really Marvelous.
yes it is. Aviation has NOT given it clearance so far. It may be too tall to get clearance. In the end, they just have to build a 40-F tower.
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This would be the magnificient building if it is built.What a design man i'm enthralled.It's really Marvelous.
Yup...this design would be fantastic if approved.

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yes it is. Aviation has NOT given it clearance so far. It may be too tall to get clearance. In the end, they just have to build a 40-F tower.
Boooo........
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Let us start a new thread for Lanco hills Lake. And another thread for Lanco hills garden.
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Let us start a new thread for Lanco hills Lake. And another thread for Lanco hills garden.
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I see your grapes are as sour as ever.

I have to go with bobbie on this one. You're a smart guy, but your crushing sense of bitterness and cynicism does seem to make you throw any sense of reason and punch it in the groin, throw it on the ground, light it with a match, stamp on the flames and spit contemptuously on its charred remains to watch it sizzle for any project that dares dream greater than 2 floors in height.


As an outsider looking in, I can see no more typifying example of the generational gap of expectations of the middle aged and the youth in India than in the microcosm of this forum. The former bitches and moans, and the latter builds and makes.

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I see your grapes are as sour as ever.

I have to go with bobbie on this one. You're a smart guy, but your crushing sense of bitterness and cynicism does seem to make you throw any sense of reason and punch it in the groin, throw it on the ground, light it with a match, stamp on the flames and spit contemptuously on its charred remains to watch it sizzle for any project that dares dream greater than 2 floors in height.


As an outsider looking in, I can see no more typifying example of the generational gap of expectations of the middle aged and the youth in India than in the microcosm of this forum. The former bitches and moans, and the latter builds and makes.

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let Lanco complete one structure of say thirty floors."THe former bitches and maons and the latter builds and makes what?Building castles in the air?Middle aged had not much opportunities to bitch around forget moaning.I envy todays youth have ample opportunities for that.
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thanks for proving Jai's point
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let Lanco complete one structure of say thirty floors."THe former bitches and maons and the latter builds and makes what?Building castles in the air?Middle aged had not much opportunities to bitch around forget moaning.I envy todays youth have ample opportunities for that.
I hope your pessimism doesnt kill you before hyderabad is filled with highrises...
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May be we need a new thread for the "sons of soil" to relieve themselves of their verbal diarrhea.
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