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Old February 23rd, 2008, 08:10 AM   #1
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MUMBAI | Indiabulls Sky | 200m+ | 48 fl | U/C

Indiabulls Sky (formerly known as Jupiter Mills Tower) -- Parel, Mumbai


Long awaited (by SSC India forumers, anyway) renderings for the promised residential tower at redevelopment of Jupiter Mills, Mumbai (Bombay) by developers Indiabulls Real Estate has finally been released by Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects:


^ (Indiabulls Sky Tower on left, Elphinstone Mills Tower on right)

According to the architects:
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Indiabulls Sky is a 75-story luxury residential tower in the heart of downtown Mumbai. To maximize views, the tower includes 50 stories of residential condominiums from floors 25-75. The building was designed to a LEED Platinum standard.
The tower will come literally right beside Indiabulls's Elphinstone Mills Tower (see link for pics and info.)

In one of India's biggest real estate deals, Indiabulls, India's financial services and real estate company, purchased the former Jupiter Mill and adjacent former Elphinstone Mill from India's National Textile Corporation in 2005, to redevelop them into high rise residential, commercial and retail properties.

The former textile mills are located in Mumbai's mill lands, a vast swath of 19th century industrial and textile factories strategically located in central Mumbai. These areas are to form the backbone of Mumbai's Central Business District and command some of the highest real estate prices in the world. This tower is the latest among a slew of skyscraper projects made public in this area of Mumbai.


While still in the final stages of design, the Indiabulls Sky is the latest project reflecting the new trend in Mumbai for organic-looking towers, based on ancient Indian Vaastu Shastra design.

The size of the tower is significant, likely pushing it to supertall heights. Comparing it to the much more conventionally proportioned 60-storey Elphinstone Mills Tower right next beside it, this 75-storey tower will likely be significantly taller, owing to its unconventional design and tall 'stalk'-like central core. If the rendering is anything to go by, this tower will likely be at least 300 meters tall.

With construction of the Elphinstone Mills tower and other commercial midrises at both plots already underway
, we're likely to see the design finalized pretty soon, and if the turnaround time is anything like Indiabulls's other co-located projects, we can expect to see construction start within a years time.


When more news comes on this project, I'll be sure to keep you all updated

Cheers,
Jai

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An even higher quality version of the rendering
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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elphinstone mills tower is great but with jupiter well what could i say it looks terrible
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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It looks ******* terrible! What were they thinking?

I hope this abomination never gets built.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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what's that???? i really don't like it!!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 11:00 AM   #5
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where is the rest of the building?!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 11:08 AM   #6
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C'mon guys, its not that bad. I'd personally take uniqueness over the architectural norm any day. The Elphinstone tower, while more normal-looking, and thus probably winning a lot more kudos because of it, isn't nearly as innovative a design. It's those buildings that push the boundaries, for good or for bad, that show real spirit of form.

Personally, I'm pleasantly surprised by the design. I'm a sucker for organic architecture anyhow, but if the facade and materials used will be anything like those used in its sister tower at Elphinstone, and they probably will be, this tower will be off the chain.


My only gripe is that blank wall of the core/stalk. I guess if its glassy, it'd look better than just blank material (though aluminum cladding could pull it off.) But, until the design is finalized and better renderings come out, we won't know for sure.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 11:11 AM   #7
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It's a crazy and daring design. I appreciate.
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Looks disgusting. BAHAHAHAH. Looks unfinished.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:10 PM   #9
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To be honest i think it looks great.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:19 PM   #10
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that's what i call an great design , please build it!!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:33 PM   #11
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Sorry, but it's damn ugly.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:00 PM   #12
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Four letters: U, G, L, Y. The Elphinstone Mills Tower looks much much better...
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:02 PM   #13
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Completely crazy! Its not a refined design, its more rather ponderous!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:38 PM   #14
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never seen so much disapproval for a tower until this one came along but who knows if it does get approved and built it might look awesome after all but seems to me that india or in particular mumbai likes to have unique types of buildings
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:50 PM   #15
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I like it.
Very unique design.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 05:45 PM   #16
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The tower has a great design and it fits well with Elphinstone Mills Tower.The world needs more crazy towers like this one!
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The tower has a great design and it fits well with Elphinstone Mills Tower.The world needs more crazy towers like this one!
yes, you're absolutely right! the world need more such towers
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:38 PM   #18
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Looks FUGLY. Please don't build it...
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 09:55 PM   #19
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hawg damn its beautiful, its one of those buildings that will look terrible in renders but actually in the flesh standing near the base will look so breathetaking.... i think construction pics for this will be fascinating...
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 10:31 PM   #20
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Love it!
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