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Old May 11th, 2008, 06:22 AM   #1
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MUMBAI | Planet Godrej | 181m | 51 fl | Com

Planet Godrej -- Mahalaxmi, Mumbai





An iconic series of residential towers coming up in Mahalaxmi, Planet Godrej, developed by Godrej Construction, is one of Mumbai's first towers breaking the 50 story mark.

The tower is actually five towers of 51 stories connected together, and are marketed as Celesta, Strata, Electra, Aqua and Terra -- which I presume are being named after what the developer feels modern day subjects of the Roman Empire would presumably call the base elements, if they could.





The project is designed by DP Architects, Singapore, and are is of the first towers to come on former mill land -- in this case Simplex Mills.

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Some u/c pics from 2006 by mobile_geographies @ flickr, taken from former India United mill:




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A high-rise building is lit up during construction in Mumbai in this December 22, 2006 file photo

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In mid 2007 Humayunn N A Peerzaada @ flickr:



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Planet Godrej

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The old mill looks like crap. It needs to be torn down soon.

Anyway, the tower is being constructed in five pieces?
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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:00 AM   #4
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The old mill looks like crap. It needs to be torn down soon.

Anyway, the tower is being constructed in five pieces?
I agree. Most construction in Mumbai is coming up on former Mill Land. Something like 1/5 of developed land in Mumbai Central is mill land.

Yeah, the tower is coming up in 5 parts. The developers are actually selling the tower as five towers connected by skybridges.


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Isnt the building now t/o?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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what a strange, yet fascinating tower.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #7
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The old mill looks like crap. It needs to be torn down soon.

Anyway, the tower is being constructed in five pieces?
Yeah, the mill lands are developing into skyscrapers or being restored and turned into malls. This tower was also built on old mills.

They do seem to be constructing the tower one 'piece'/'tower' at a time

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Commie Blocks for Mumbai?
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If so, those are nicest Commi-Blocks I've ever seen.
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i really dont like this one, it looks weird IMO
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its just way too massive... i hate such wall-like buildings. they extremely spoil the view of everyone who doesnt live in it!
build it with some free spaces and holes in it. or at least put some greenery on it.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #14
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Planet Godrej -- Mahalaxmi, Mumbai





An iconic series of residential towers coming up in Mahalaxmi, Planet Godrej, developed by Godrej Construction, is one of Mumbai's first towers breaking the 50 story mark.

The tower is actually five towers of 51 stories connected together, and are marketed as Celesta, Strata, Electra, Aqua and Terra -- which I presume are being named after what the developer feels modern day subjects of the Roman Empire would presumably call the base elements, if they could.





The project is designed by DP Architects, Singapore, and are is of the first towers to come on former mill land -- in this case Simplex Mills.

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Some u/c pics from 2006 by mobile_geographies @ flickr, taken from former India United mill:




Late 2006:


In mid 2007 Humayunn N A Peerzaada @ flickr:



And a more recent update:

From March, 2008:



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those building look very outdated and typical commie block.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #15
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Dude, I dunno where you're from, but I aint never seen a commie block like that.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not singing its praises, but most residential buildings look like that during construction. Once the painting and exterior finishings are done, the building will look pretty unique
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Old December 27th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #16
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sorry that does look like commie block, efficeint houising for low income people, the buildings are without style. however lets wait and see what it looks like when its finished, so far its nothing special,
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I really don't think they look like commie blocks.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #18
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it looks to be a huge complex.. with so many apartments..
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it looks nice the design... but i dont really like this.. i dont know.. it is nice
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