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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:34 AM   #21
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To all those people who are talking about whether this area is posh or not; I have this to say: Mumbai is land starved city, and it's a also a very politically patronised city. This means that alot of city/municipal owned lands have become slums and are occupied by illegal means. Some of these lands are also mill lands, and again the city faces the problem of illegal occupants. With no commercial land available, the city has put forward a condition for the realestate developers, that they must construct lowcost apartments for those people from whom this land is being reclaimed. Like, I said, it's politics and nothing can be done about this. In a way, it's a win win situation, because the developers get land for cheap prices, the slum dwellers get their homes, the polticians keep their constituencies, and the consumers get their swank apartments. FYI, the starting price of an apartment in this area is 3 million US Dollars. Be clear about this; the condos are topnotch and are statements of luxury. Then again, you cannot do anything about illegally occupied lands/slums on government property, if the government itself doesn't do anything. But life must go on....
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:36 AM   #22
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I have my doubts here. Is it being built in the right area of the city?!
Well it's already UC as you can plainly see.

The contrast between poor and posh is clear in almost every Asian city. There are traditionally rich areas of Mumbai, but sadly towers are replacing the once princely sprawling bungalows and changing the character of those neighborhoods from mansions with gardens to gated 5-20 story buildings.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:39 AM   #23
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they should have built it in a posher area...or is this posh enough?

All these buildings that you see will be demolished as per the contractual agreement with the builders and the city government. Inplace, newer lowcost apartments would be constructed by the same company for the displaced residents. This is the "IN" thing in Mumbai realestate world rightnow!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:45 AM   #24
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The overall effect of these towers is going to be even grander than their actual height, because, they are being constructed on a hill, which adds about 80-90 meters to the elevation. So, from the street level, these twins will give an appearance of something in the range of 340-350 mts. And this is Cool by any standards!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 04:16 AM   #25
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The overall effect of these towers is going to be even grander than their actual height, because, they are being constructed on a hill, which adds about 80-90 meters to the elevation. So, from the street level, these twins will give an appearance of something in the range of 340-350 mts. And this is Cool by any standards!
Very smart!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 05:00 AM   #26
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All these buildings that you see will be demolished as per the contractual agreement with the builders and the city government. Inplace, newer lowcost apartments would be constructed by the same company for the displaced residents. This is the "IN" thing in Mumbai realestate world rightnow!
oh i see...
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Old November 18th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #27
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What a contrast between this towers and the sorroundings!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 02:33 PM   #28
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The overall effect of these towers is going to be even grander than their actual height, because, they are being constructed on a hill, which adds about 80-90 meters to the elevation. So, from the street level, these twins will give an appearance of something in the range of 340-350 mts. And this is Cool by any standards!
Nice, now mumbai should construct more towers between 300-400 meters.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #29
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SI, QUE BIEN PERO ALREDEDOR DE ESE EDIFICIO SE VE MUCHA POBRESA.
Explanation please.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:05 PM   #30
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Nice, now mumbai should construct more towers between 300-400 meters.
heck, why not aim a little higher...like 500m...or even 1km?
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #31
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heck, why not aim a little higher...like 500m...or even 1km?
Yeap
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Old November 18th, 2005, 03:45 PM   #32
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The height for my drawing on Skyscraperpage diagram is 210m. If it is 252m I want to know so I can change it.
Don't forget that Noida Tower(600m!) will be a real supertall if it get builts.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 06:37 PM   #33
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heck, why not aim a little higher...like 500m...or even 1km?
You don't construct for the heck of it; you construct because of market demands. India should have the infrastructure first and the resources to deal with skyscraper related emergencies, only then can we entertain these thoughts. Let's breach the 200 m mark before we aim higher. Most countries that are building skyscrapers of amazing heights, either have the money to do so, or have a long history of skyscraper designing and construction. Imitation can have disastrous consequences!
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Old November 18th, 2005, 09:28 PM   #34
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Wow, that area looks about as bad as some areas of Detroit! It's a shame that India's tallest buildings would be built in that sort of environment. I hope that it all gets cleaned up nicely and projects an overall positive image in the end.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 10:51 PM   #35
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the design could be better for such a highrise
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Old November 18th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #36
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I like the glass and the design is actually not bad. I do agree with others about the location but surely this kind of highrises ought to revitalize that area surrounding it. Cheers to Mumbai!
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Old November 19th, 2005, 01:55 AM   #37
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The height for my drawing on Skyscraperpage diagram is 210m. If it is 252m I want to know so I can change it.
Don't forget that Noida Tower(600m!) will be a real supertall if it get builts.
210m was the previous height, now they added another 42m!
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Old November 19th, 2005, 01:59 AM   #38
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I don't think they "added" 42m, just the measurements were correct this time.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #39
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Yes you are right HARI.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #40
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Guys, no need to get hyper. It's a pic of a construction site. The building is coming up in former abandoned textile mill land, hence the dilaphidated buildings and chawls. All new construction in Mumbai is on former mill land, or on former slum land. Hence, a building is going to be bordered by them.

As more and more buildings come up, and the boom is only going to accelerate, mroe and more mill and slum land is going to change to skyscraper land. No worries.
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