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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:20 AM   #1
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LOWER PAREL | Raheja Imperia | 60 fl | U/C

Xposting from the international forums for the new SSC India Mumbai section.

Raheja Platinum -- Mumbai


Mumbai's skyscraper boom has almost entirely consisted of residential highrise development. The reasons for these are many, but namely because residential skyscrapers, especially with integrated retail, hospitality, and anemities, produce far less strain on infrastructure than their purely commercial counterparts, whose workers would all need to commute to the tower every day. Secondly, for the longest time, India's banking, service, R&D and IT companies preferred glassy, sprawling lowrise campuses -- more of a college campus look and feel -- than towers.

With infrastructure redevelopment now likewise booming in Mumbai, coupled with a change in corporate culture, the future landmark skyscraper projects proposed in Mumbai are increasingly commercial in nature. Leading this change from the front is one of Mumbai's largest real estate developers, K Raheja Universal, who are actively promoting commercial skyscraper construction as a necessity for Mumbai, and the only way to halt sprawl.

For the last couple years, their company has talked about a "landmark" purely commercial skyscraper that will break the mental/cultural dam holding back corporate skyscraper construction in Mumbai. They called this development "Raheja Platinum".

Designed by JP Parekh & Son architects, conceivably on retainer with Raheja Universal, Raheja Platinum was initially proposed last year with a modest -- but still groundbreaking, in terms of commercial highrise construction in Mumbai -- height of 40 floors:

^ Initial rendering from 2007

But with a slew of commercial supertall construction announced in a number major Indian metros outside of Mumbai, and in the Raheja Universial company habit of suddenly upscaling their projects in height and design right before groundbreaking, Raheja Platinum was redesigned to almost double its height to 80 stories:

^ Finalized rendering just announced

Raheja Platinum is the flagship of Raheja Universal's commercial skyscraper blitz in Mumbai, with the following commerical, or residential-commerical developments in Mumbai.

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40 or 80 floors its great knowing that more office towers are coming up in a city with a shortage of office space.

Going vertical is the solution for land starved Mumbai.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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Not the innovative of the designs when compared to "folded letter in envelope" or that "rotated block" design for India Tower.

hope they work on this little more.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #4
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Yeah the second rendering is rather amateurish & comical as well as poor lol.

I didnt notice the helicopter or helipad until now as I thought that the circle was a cloud or something lol.

Poor renderings let the buildings down until the finished article quite like the Oberoi Commerz. The renderings let down its actual height but in actual fact the building is quite tall.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #5
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For what it's worth, here's a much larger rendering of the old version of this tower -- credit to forumer Indiansunite:


Unfortunately, I can't find any larger drawings or renderings of the new (80 floor) design. From the image we do have, it's safe to assume that the glass facade and crown is nearly identical, with only small changes at the base of the tower.

The old design of Platinum seems to be of nearly identical footprint, width, and general shape to the new tower, only differing in scale.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:33 AM   #6
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From the renderings it just doesn't look like 80-F tower. More like 50-F to be accurate.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:36 AM   #7
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HS,

Those are the old proposals. The new (80 fl) one is the second rendering in the first post.
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Those are the old proposals. The new (80 fl) one is the second rendering in the first post.
oh. ok then.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 08:33 AM   #9
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Well atleast its 80 floors
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Old August 11th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #10
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Wikipedia said that this tower is 421 metres tall.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #11
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Whoops! I forgot to update this thread with the new design!
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Yup, just like I called it, the tower was redesigned YET AGAIN



It has now been scaled upwards to 85 floors, and we now know its location to be Upper Worli. This will add yet another supertall to the Worli focus of the Mumbai skyline.


However, as of today, the building cannot be found on K Raheja Universal's website. This means that either the newest iconic design was mistakenly released, or the design is set to change yet again.

Judging from KRU's spastic redesigning of their buildings... I'm guessing the latter
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lol! upper worli. love the name. most likely lower parel

85 floors? damn!
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ya, that's what they called it on the website
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The redesign is much better! I like it & hope it gets constructed.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #15
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lol! upper worli. love the name. most likely lower parel
Yeah LP=UW. Upper Worli sounded more posher than the decayed mill laden Lower Parel back when ITC was constructing their Grand Central hotel. The name has caught on since then.


Anyways, KRU's Solaris tower's (45fl) location page gives the location of the Platinum tower -



on google maps:



The location of the tower is simply A....wait for it.... MAZING! Here's the location of all the skyscrapers coming up in the Worli-Parel area-


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Old October 9th, 2008, 07:09 AM   #16
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damn. thats a single lane road its on. 85 floors on that?. chaos
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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:05 AM   #17
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KU, the first was a builder map, so its proof strait from the horses mouth that this project is in the pipeline, whatever design it may be. The second one was added to by IU We need to make a detailed map of all of Mumbai, listing the projects we know about... hmm.. there's an idea for the future...

IU, great catch! The design shown in the maps is that of the 80 floored iteration. Shows they are most definitely thinking at least 80 floors, regardless of what design they finally go with.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #18
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nice design.
Is it approved yet?
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damn. thats a single lane road its on. 85 floors on that?. chaos
Aren't these usually the luxury class duplex apartments? That could mean just 40 apartments and 5 floor of parking. Or eighty apartments and 5 floors of parking.
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considering pretty much no one else on that road has cars thats an addition of between 160-250 cars. the road has it entrance at the peninsula corporate park, which generates huge traffic by itself and leads on to ganpatrao kadam marg which is a connector between worli and parel, is a 2-lane road and ridiculously over-crowded already

buildings like oberoi skyz make sense as they are on a wide main road. putting these super-talls on basically patli gallis is ridiculous. unless all the chawls in that area get demolished and those people are relocated it makes no sense
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