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Old June 8th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #41
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Old June 8th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #42
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very feral looking building,for a man to show his ego in the land of poverty and slum!keep it up mr.mukesh
....in the land of poverty, disease, and lets throw in terrorism, Gandhi, cows, and the Green Goblin while we are at it! Sounds like a plan!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #43
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Old June 8th, 2007, 03:11 AM   #44
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don't forget elephants, fakirs and curry!
Completely forgot...and of course sweatshops, crazy many armed gods that I saw on the Simpsons, Apu and sitars...and the Dalai Lama (pronounced Dolly Lama, of course.)
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #45
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Its a fine building, but... it really disgusts me what this man is doing. Theres nothing wrong with being a billionaire, but in this day and age, look at truly inspiring people like Richard Branson, and Warren Buffet. Men who use there money to make a change in the world, to fight for human kind as a whole... not this ... this building is selfish, and really benefits no one other than Mukesh Ambani's ego.

man..... he must have a really tiny *****.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #46
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Its a fine building, but... it really disgusts me what this man is doing. Theres nothing wrong with being a billionaire, but in this day and age, look at truly inspiring people like Richard Branson, and Warren Buffet. Men who use there money to make a change in the world, to fight for human kind as a whole... not this ... this building is selfish, and really benefits no one other than Mukesh Ambani's ego.

man..... he must have a really tiny *****.
Well there's an argument to be made that the De Medecis were just as crazy and egotistical, yet they funded some of the greatest art and architecture in the history of man. I have to say that I'm shocked at the reaction to this building. Leaving aside the issue of his ego and greed, can anyone not see that this is an awesome tower with amazing implications for the future of skyscraper architecture? No one has attempted a green tower on this scale before. At least it's not some vulgar piece of shit like Donald Trump's house. Besides, in Indai it's normal to have all your family live with you if they can. He probably has an absolutely MASSIVE extended family.

The Trump Mansion... mmmm, tacky
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #47
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lol,u guys also forgot their tacky movie stars.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #48
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Yeah. Those bastards
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Old June 15th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #49
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if thats all you think mumbai and india is then im really very sorry
I don't think that was the point cyborg was trying to make; it's just that no one with a social conscience would build a private residence of this scale for only 6 people.

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Its a fine building, but... it really disgusts me what this man is doing. Theres nothing wrong with being a billionaire, but in this day and age, look at truly inspiring people like Richard Branson, and Warren Buffet. Men who use there money to make a change in the world, to fight for human kind as a whole... not this ... this building is selfish, and really benefits no one other than Mukesh Ambani's ego.

man..... he must have a really tiny *****.
Okay, I'll give you Warren Buffet, but Richard Branson has spent lord knows how much money trying to go around the world in a hot air balloon - for the sake of doing it. Who wastes their money setting speed records for going around the world in a balloon when they OWN AN AIRLINE? Also, he has a private island or two, or three, or archipelago....i don't remember. But still, not completely selfless is he?

As for Ambani's ***** size - he has about 20+ billion reasons why your thoughts on his ***** don't matter to him. Nevertheless, you're probably right.

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Well there's an argument to be made that the De Medecis were just as crazy and egotistical, yet they funded some of the greatest art and architecture in the history of man. I have to say that I'm shocked at the reaction to this building. Leaving aside the issue of his ego and greed, can anyone not see that this is an awesome tower with amazing implications for the future of skyscraper architecture? No one has attempted a green tower on this scale before. At least it's not some vulgar piece of shit like Donald Trump's house. Besides, in Indai it's normal to have all your family live with you if they can. He probably has an absolutely MASSIVE extended family.
Show me the interview where Ambani says he had his extended family in mind when building this tower, and I'll show you a liar. That's his dream palace, his modern hanging gardens - pure and simple. And you're right: putting his ego and the many different more worthy causes his money could go toward aside, Ambani's tower could be the most promising green skyscraper conceived. The idea of remaking the hanging gardens of babylon is simply awesome.

But if you're being honest with yourself, you can't really be all that surprised by the negative reaction to this tower. The whole reason skyscrapers were conceived were to serve a number of functions for a number of people - a practical solution when space is a factor. Aesthetics aside, the whole project is better off on paper, 'cuz it's a huge waste of time/resources/money for so very few people to benefit from.

My advice? Buy an island in Dubai; they'll make'em in any shape he wants.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 02:23 AM   #50
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 11:34 PM   #51
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 11:44 PM   #52
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its his personal choice. he worked hard for his money, so let him do what ever he wants.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 11:46 AM   #53
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That is way too much floor height for residentials. I think you should write some 103,... Maximum!!!
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Old June 26th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #54
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This is a strange building, I don't like the desgin
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Old June 28th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #55
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Hanging gardens of Mumbai
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Residence Antilia, which one architecture website is calling “a 21st century version of the hanging gardens of Babylon,” will rise to a height of 173 metres, equivalent to that of a regular 60-storey residential building. However, it will have only 27 storeys.

Residents India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, his wife Neeta, their three children, Mr. Ambani's mother Kokilaben and 600 full-time staff.

Helipad The plan states that three helipads are to be built on the complex.

Maintenance and air-space floors Two floors will be set aside as maintenance areas. And at the very top will be an “air-space floor,” which will house a control room for helicopters.

Family floor The four floors at the top, which will provide a view of the Arabian Sea and the city's skyline, will be for the Ambani family.

Guest floors A two-storey, glass-fronted apartment will house family guests. One more refuge floor and one floor for mechanical works will be built on top of these apartments.

Health floors The 10th and 11th floors will be home to a health club and a swimming pool.

Refuge floor The ninth floor will a “refuge” floor for rescue in emergencies.

Entertainment floor The eighth floor will have an entertainment centre, featuring a 50-seat theatre.

Balconies with gardens The theatre's roof will serve as a garden. Three other balconies with terrace gardens will be independent floors.

Car maintenance Family cars will be serviced and maintained on the seventh floor.

Parking The first six floors will serve as a 168-space parking garage for the Ambani family.

Living wall One side of the building's outer skin has been designed to accommodate vines running up to the 40th floor.
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Old June 29th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #56
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Ha, I wanted to aks whether anyone had a render of the building of that crazy billionaire who wanted to build a 27st. building for himself!!!
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Old October 19th, 2007, 04:36 AM   #57
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An update on this project from Architectural Record. Thanks to spyguy for finding it

Perkins + Will Debunks Antilia Myths
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by Neelam Mathews with additional reporting by James Murdock

Construction is underway, albeit with some delays, on one of India’s highest profile and most opulent projects—the Antilia, a 490-foot-tall corporate meeting facility and private residence in Mumbai. Chicago-based Perkins + Will designed the 24-story tower for business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, whose family will occupy roughly 35,000 square feet in its top floors.


^ The tower features several garden levels and a trellis, which supports panels of hydroponically grown plans, that act like a green band weaving in and out of the building to demarcate different program elements

It seems fitting that for a building named after a mythical island, rumors have swirled about the exact program of Antilia since a local newspaper first published renderings of it earlier this year. Ambani, who is chairman of the petro-giant Reliance Industries, has a net worth estimated at more than $21 billion. Some accounts falsely reported that the tower will rise 60 stories and that the Ambani family would occupy all of it.

“There’s been a lot of crazy things floating around,” says Ralph Johnson, Perkins + Will firm-wide design principal, “but there’s actually a lot of positive things to talk about because it’s an interesting building.”


Among its interesting elements, Antilia will feature a band of vertical and horizontal gardens that demarcates the tower’s different program elements. A garden level will separate the ground-floor parking and conference center from residential space above, for instance, and the outer walls on certain levels will be sheltered by trellises supporting panels that contain hydroponically grown plants.


^ A large garden occupying a floor near the tower’s mid-section will separate the corporate meeting facility and parking levels from residential space above.

In addition to signaling different space uses and providing privacy, these “vertical gardens” will help shade the building and reduce the urban heat island effect. “You can use the whole wall almost like a tree and increase the green area of the site by five or 10 times over what it would be if you just did a green roof,” Johnson observers. “It’s a prototype for buildings of the future.”

Antilia’s roots also draw on the traditional Indian concept of Vaastu.
Similar to Feng Shui, the practice orients a building in harmony with energy flows. At Antilia, the overall plan is based on the square, which is Vaastu’s basic geometric unit, and a garden level occupies the tower’s midsection, the point where all energies converge according to the Vaastu Purusha Mandala.

Perkins + Will won the commission for Antilia in 2004, besting Foster + Partners, SITE, Wilkinson & Eye, and Ken Yang. The building occupies a one-acre site on Altamount Road, where real estate prices top $1,000 per-square-foot. Construction had reached Antilia’s mid-section garden, but was halted this summer after a land dispute. Although the delay is expected to be temporary, many Indians nevertheless feel that the residence flaunts the country’s socialist sensitivities—and that it is excessive and ostentatious given that more than 65 percent of Mumbai’s 18 million residents live in tenements.

Others, though, find aspects of the skyscraper to admire. Mumbai-based architect Hafeez Contractor praises Antilia’s efficient use of land. “Occupying less space on the ground decongests the area at the ground level so more trees can be planted,” he explains. “Ambani’s choice will make high-rises more acceptable.”

Note that the tower's design has changed somewhat. The helipad is gone and in lieu of that, a couple more floors have been added:
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Old October 30th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #59
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well when the revolution comes, i guess this is the first place the plebians will attack
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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #60
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yeah right? He just became the richest man in the world!
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