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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #141
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Never been a fan of this rectangular cube. Only an awesome state-of-the-art cladding will save this eye sore. the onus is on ambanis.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #143
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Old May 21st, 2010, 01:05 PM   #144
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For a magazine, someone is looking for highres pictures of the Antilia project. Can anybody help? Please reply at... http://www.urbika.com/projects/view/...idence-antilia
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Old June 26th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #145
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For a magazine, someone is looking for highres pictures of the Antilia project. Can anybody help? Please reply at... http://www.urbika.com/projects/view/...idence-antilia
Same here guys, I need HQ photo's for my design.
Please PM me if anyone can get me one. It's rather urgent.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #146
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I love this chaotic tower. Only downside: the flat back of the tower.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 09:44 AM   #147
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what a nice looking tower! but its ridiculous that only three people live there :/
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Old August 8th, 2010, 02:58 AM   #148
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May be if you apply for a servant job up there, you might end up living there.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 03:19 AM   #149
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Interesting design. It reminds me of what 56 Leonard in NYC might look like when it is completed.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #150
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Having seen babies laying next to dog turds and sheep head on the side walk not too far from this, my guess would be that there is more satisfaction in helping out some of your fellow countryman than it is to build something like that for yourself if you have that kind of money. To be honest I think this building is a disgrace to humanity. I don't know why Indian culture seems to tolerate these kind of extremes. Maybe its about time to toss that caste system out of the window.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #151
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absolutely agree. On one hand you have a genius self made Billionaire Bill Gates who has changed the very fabric and facet of how the world works for good - giving his entire wealth away to philanthropy and fighting diseases in 3rd world countries like India........then you have this freeloading feuding retard who inherited almost everything from his hardworking frugal father - reveling in ostentatious and disgusting display of wealth for the world to look and laugh at.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #152
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Having seen babies laying next to dog turds and sheep head on the side walk not too far from this, my guess would be that there is more satisfaction in helping out some of your fellow countryman than it is to build something like that for yourself if you have that kind of money. To be honest I think this building is a disgrace to humanity. I don't know why Indian culture seems to tolerate these kind of extremes. Maybe its about time to toss that caste system out of the window.

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Old October 26th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #153
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What an amazing building! I love it. Great addition to Mumbai.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #154
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Jan, I am dissapointed to hear this from YOU....CYBORG/SIMFAN are trolls and waste of time to talk about however...you are the boss....humnnn


Why is this world living in a thought that INdia hasn't changed in last few years at all...its all stereotypes about INDIA>...caste system is fast diminishing......however, If you still wanna live in this ....you all are welcome to..enjoy...
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Old October 26th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #155
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I think India is a fascinating country which has a lot going for it, but don't expect me to be uncritically of the obscene social imbalance that this building represents just because it happens to be a tall building. To some this building might represent an Indian success story, but from my point of view Antilia is very much not what skyscrapers should be about.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #156
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There are a lot of buildings being built around the world (and posted on this forum), tall or not, which people find offensive depending on their religion/political ideology/worldview etc. etc. So perhaps we should discuss the building and reserve the philosophical discussion and outsiders' views snap judgments about Indian culture for places like the skybar.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #157
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This is not about Indian culture, it's most of all about the way this building represents an obscene part of it. This matters as Mumbai considers tall buildings to be a solution to a population issue. It seems to me that you are happy to ignore that and rather expect us to glorify it as in individual success or a structural marvel and as such also shines as an Indian success. But off course we also can pretend that to be snap judgment and discuss the sustainable merits of the building if you want.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 07:40 PM   #158
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Jan , My only point is ...It's his money...and moreover, this guy and his family have donated millions of Rs for social work....helps poor people ....have opened orphanages & Schools for under privileged ...He donates heavily in educational and medical research .....what else do we want from a guy....His company RELAINCE employes more than million .....there are other million of investors who have benefitted from reliance industries....

Even then I don't understand why do we want him to put his all money for people of the city or country....Govt too is there....It's his money...HE IS TAKING CARE OF HIS SOCIAL COMMITMENTS WELL......

Whats the matter if he spends his money for his living.....????? He has taken care of all his responsibility ....This CAN"T be termed as a VULGAR show of his WEALTH.......anyways...ehhhhh
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Old October 26th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #159
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I strongly believe that tall buildings can contribute to a more sustainable way of living based on the proximity of needs, not on wants. It's the excessive wants and vanity possessions that cause us to use far more resources than this planet can sustain in the long run. The fact that the bloke seems to be involved in social programs doesn't make his life style less obscene in this regard. The poverty which surrounds this projects just makes you more aware of that.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #160
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Is it really much different than entire countries in the developed world that wall themselves off from "immigrants" and consume far, far more resources than they need? Does it matter if the poverty is a few hundred meters away or a few thousand kilometers?

Atleast Mumbai doesn't wall itself off from the poorest corners of India, which is why you have people from those parts coming into the city in their thousands every single day, building shanties and earning a living. Funny how such an open heart ends up giving the city a bad name.

Charity is not a magic wand to cure poverty. People need to work hard to earn a living and generate wealth. This building is a symbol of the success that a poor family from rural India can achieve within a couple of generations and the strength of that message is worth much more than anything that socialist ideologues have to say.
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