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Old May 19th, 2011, 12:57 AM   #1821
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I hope DB has the right papers and that they didn't do anything illegal to seriously jeopardize this beautiful tower.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #1822
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the waqf board thing is a minor issue. maybe even a non-issue. even ambani's tower was built on waqf land

but db has much more serious issues. a cloud will be hanging over this till both the two top guys are in jail or the project is sold off to a cash-rich developer
Didn't know what the hell a waqf board was so I looked it up, but who are these guys to have a say in anything in India?? It isn't Saudi Arabia...and doing more investigation yields that there are many issues caused by this so-called board (do they seriously have any basis for legitimacy?)

It seems to me that if these muslims want to cause these types of issues in India, then they should summarily be shipped to the Islamic "paradise" of Pakistan where they can 'waqf' all day to their heart's content (pun intended). That was why that glorious country was formed, right?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #1823
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Why this project was secret? We (SSC) are to blame for the difficulties.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 06:55 AM   #1824
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thought woulndt see light of day
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Old May 20th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #1825
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they removed the cranes base. Lets hope, if anything, it will be only a short brake..

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I guess they are getting ready for monsoons. 8 in the morning , they were giving the rods a coat of paint. One can see the shape of the towers in the way the rods are.placedi[IMG]

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Old May 20th, 2011, 05:02 PM   #1826
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for most buildings when they dig the foundation they create walls to prevent the land from caving in why haven't they done so for Mumbai towers?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #1827
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As somebody said some time ago (I don't really remember if it was on international forum) they indeed have had some water leaking problems, which they have fixed. But also there is bedrock very close undergorund, so I suppose they don't really need any strong retention walls constructed there.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #1828
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I am guessing it is not necessary considering the type of location and soil..

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Old May 20th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #1829
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Either the red crane base has been removed, or someone dug up an old picture.

Patrykus, why do you think the picture is new?

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1788


Nevermind, now I see the difference. The concrete is all the way to the center triangle in the latest picture.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #1830
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Yes besides it has been posted by Coolguyz. He is now the main photographer of mumbai projects. He always deliver up to date stuff to us.

btw, Coolguyz also said the first crane is still up and running.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 10:30 PM   #1831
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for most buildings when they dig the foundation they create walls to prevent the land from caving in why haven't they done so for Mumbai towers?
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I am guessing it is not necessary considering the type of location and soil..

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If you look carefully at the excavation photos, you'll notice that the upper part of the excavation has typical looking secant piles for soil retention. The lower part of the excavation looks like laterite, so no reinforcement in needed.
In tropical locations, the soil gets weathered into laterite, which has high iron and aluminum content, which when exposed to air by excavation becomes rock hard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laterite
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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:16 AM   #1832
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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:24 AM   #1833
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Compare:

There the first crame (see shadow) and workers.
But, is more clean (this is not good).


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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:37 AM   #1834
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wtf two guys meditating
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Old May 21st, 2011, 04:04 AM   #1835
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Old May 21st, 2011, 08:57 PM   #1836
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There the first crame (see shadow) and workers.
But, is more clean (this is not good).
I agree that it appears that they have not only removed the crane, but also other construction material used to be on the foundation and cleaned the area out pretty good. This is indeed very puzzling.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 04:19 PM   #1837
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DB Realty's slum rehabilitation project in Nigdi scrapped
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 11:01 IST
By Archana Dahiwal | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA


The central government has scrapped the Rs400-crore slum rehabilitation housing project undertaken by jailed businessman Shahid Balwa’s DB Realty Group for the Pimpri-Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNDTA), near Pune.


Following Balwa’s arrest by the CBI in the 2G spectrum scam controversy, the BJP-led opposition in the Maharashtra legislative assembly had questioned the manner in which the contract was awarded to DB Realty. Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had then stated that bids would be called afresh for the project.

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Old May 22nd, 2011, 04:55 PM   #1838
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If you look carefully at the excavation photos, you'll notice that the upper part of the excavation has typical looking secant piles for soil retention. The lower part of the excavation looks like laterite, so no reinforcement in needed.
In tropical locations, the soil gets weathered into laterite, which has high iron and aluminum content, which when exposed to air by excavation becomes rock hard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laterite
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:12 PM   #1839
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DB Realty's slum rehabilitation project in Nigdi scrapped
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 11:01 IST
By Archana Dahiwal | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA


The central government has scrapped the Rs400-crore slum rehabilitation housing project undertaken by jailed businessman Shahid Balwa’s DB Realty Group for the Pimpri-Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNDTA), near Pune.


Following Balwa’s arrest by the CBI in the 2G spectrum scam controversy, the BJP-led opposition in the Maharashtra legislative assembly had questioned the manner in which the contract was awarded to DB Realty. Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had then stated that bids would be called afresh for the project.

Full Article: DNA India
Old.

The company is the same, but no relation with the project.
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