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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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GHANDHINAGAR | Garba Tower | 210m | 55 fl x 1 | 45 fl x 1 | App

Block Package F -- Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, Gandhinagar

This yet-to-be-formally-named commercial project, currently known by its Block Package designation, is just one of the many towers coming up in India's largest greenfield megaproject, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT). At 55 and 45 floors, the towers in Block Package E will be one of the many 50+ storied towers in the Gandhinagar-GIFT skyline.


Its necessary to first give some background on the GIFT project itself:

Located at Gandhinagar, the capital city of the über-industrial Indian state of Gujarat, and nearby the state's commercial capital of Ahmedabad, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City will be one of the world's largest and most modern financial hubs.

From its already lofty original development goals, GIFT has since grown manifold to literally an entire city's central business district that will be larger than Paris's La Defense, Tokyo's Shinjuku, London's Dockyards and Shanghai's Pudong financial districts. It will house over a million people with millions more commuting there daily.

Well placed between the political and commercial capitals of Gujarat, GIFT is a public-private partnership basically designed to kick Mumbai in the FDI balls and establish itself as a world player. It will is India's first major supertall Central Business District project that is designed to be the focal point of both the world's and India's booming financial services market by providing companies with all those things Mumbai is still developing: comprehensive infrastructure, power, verticalized office space, and a well designed, planned and expandable urban form. Its strong proximity and infrastructure connectivity with Mumbai ensures that mutually beneficial development occurs between the two metros.

^ An overhead view of the new GIFT CBD. Only half the planned buildings are shown in the above rendering.

The scale of GIFT is singularly massive, unparalleled in the world except a handfull of Dubai megaprojects, none of those which can hold a candle to GIFT's goals of economic sustainability, integration and scalability.

Gujarat International Finance Tec-City will have 312 tall buildings — the tallest being the signature Diamond Tower with 87 floors; another 40 buildings with more than 50 floors and many more with 24 plus floors of height. The entire project is not only fully approved but already completely sold out due to insane demand. Construction will begin later this year.

For more information on GIFT as a whole, please check out the GIFT thread in General Urban Developments forum for a summary of the main developments and the GIFT thread in the SSC India forum for more detailed discussions.


Located on block --(or in GIFT development parlance "Package", in reference to each site being a separate instance of public-private development partnerships)-- "Package F", the two towers are designed by Shanghai-based ECADI architects, the master planners of many of Shanghai's newest projects, will be mixed Commercial and Retail in use, which will make them amongst tallest commercial projects in India.

The tallest of the two buildings in this project will stand at 55 floors, and the other at 45 floors. They will be joined by a skybridge about halfway up. The bottom floors of both towers will be well integrated into the streetscape with retail shops and malls.

The towers are located within the deep cluster of skyscrapers strung along the riverfront of the GIFT project, nearby the Gateway Towers

^ The towers are somewhat obscured in the center part of the skyline

The tower has been completely approved by all governing and oversight bodies and will be constructed in the first phase of the project. Construction is expected to begin later this year, but may be put on hold if more redesigns/upscaling of the project is in the offing.


PS: Thanks to the Indian Skyscraper Blog and the many SSC India members for help with the writeup and all the research!
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Old August 29th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #2
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Nice design, I like the facade!!

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Awesome design!
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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #4
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The designs of all the buildings in GIFT are just stunning!
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Old March 20th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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IS the project still going ahead? It might have run into financing problems.
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Next two years the economy will crumble and the stock markets will crash thanks to demon.
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Nice design. I can see towers are like moving or dancing... Interesting !

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Nice but wacky.
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I like it! The truss at the bottom really does it for me.
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IS the project still going ahead? It might have run into financing problems.
Yeah but may not start till next year on when the economy is stable again.
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Yeah but may not start till next year on when the economy is stable again.
thats an assumption. There is very little to suggest that things will pick up other than people's expectations and hopes. unemployment is still rising, and the world economy cannot run on government money for long, sooner or later private production and consumption will have to pick up. Plus fiscal deficits will go through the roof, and they need to be taken care of too!
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