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Re: India Tower

I was curious to see just how tall this tower compared to the current tallest u/c (but topped off) buildings in Mumbai: the Imperial Towers.

They're going to look downright dinky when construction of all of Mumbai's other towers catch up in 2-3 years...



The buildings are to correct scale: with the foreground twin 260m to India Tower's 700m
 

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we have a lot of projects coming up of 300m plus coming up in the Worli-Parel region and with some luck will have another cluster in the Wadala Sweri region according to the list of supertalls scheduled to come up.

Need a few(3-4) supertalls in Cuffe Parade/Fort/Nariman point. I am pretty sure that we will get those in the time to come.
 

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I think such a design is worthy of standing alone outside the skyline. Kind of what like the Chicago Spire would have done to its skyline.

Although this tower is an exception, with from what I understand, most of the surrounding area being heritage structures, there are a large number of 80+ story towers coming up just a few kms north. So when everything does get built I expect it would be a nice complement
 

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I think such a design is worthy of standing alone outside the skyline. Kind of what like the Chicago Spire would have done to its skyline.

Although this tower is an exception, with from what I understand, most of the surrounding area being heritage structures, there are a large number of 80+ story towers coming up just a few kms north. So when everything does get built I expect it would be a nice complement
hmm thats still 6-7 km away Jai.

What i forsee happening is demolishing buildings in Nariman point to build a super tall.
 

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I thinks it's time we adopt the term hyper-talls, 600m+. There is a huge difference between 300m and 700m.

Anyway, the next supertalls from thos are Shreepati Skies (301m) & Matru Mandir (325m), which are both coming up just under 2kms away. They help connect India Tower to the chain of supertalls along the west coast on the island (check Ichi's signature to find out more). The Sewri & Wadala projects may be a bit lonely as nothing much is on the east coast.
 

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Come 2014,the congested Bhendi Bazar area will boast of a spanking new look.


Every time the reporters use Come this year and Come that year, We all know what happens when that year actually Comes :lol:. Now since this is done Privately I think it will atleast be ready by 2015-2016.
And 1 more new word "spanking " . I am aware of "Swanky", "State Of art" and "World class":lol: Hope it lives to its name.


It will involve construction of 20 buildings ranging from seven to 40 storeys,and accommodate 25,000 people besides 2,000 shops.


Happy that this has finally gone through :cheers:
But 25000 People and 2000 shops in just 20 buildings ? How is it Possible. It means 100 shops in every building. I assume all the shops on the Ground floor itself, may be only very few on first floor. I thought its large no of buildings 20 seems to be very less. Also the Building Height will be from 7 floors to 40 floors that's quiet avarage how can just 20 Bldgs house 25000 people :eek:hno:
 

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Bhendi Bazar gets CMs nod for redevelopment

Sudhir.Suryawanshi @timesgroup.com
Mumbai Mirror 2-7-2010.

The Rs 2,000 crore proposal,featuring solar systems,rainwater harvesting and eco-friendly waste disposal,was rejected by a high-powered BMC committee only a few weeks ago
Come 2014,the congested Bhendi Bazar area will boast of a spanking new look.The BMC and High Power Committee has,in principle,approved of an 18-acre redevelopment project at Bhendi Bazar,work on which will begin soon and be complete in four years.The estimate cost of the project which was turned down only a few weeks ago is Rs 2,000 crore.
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan praised the project and said that the government will encourage it.It is a good project.All necessary help will be given to complete it in time.
Initiated under the guidance of Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin,head of the Dawoodi Bohras,the project has been approved under 33 (9) (cluster development).It will involve construction of 20 buildings ranging from seven to 40 storeys,and accommodate 25,000 people besides 2,000 shops.
We will be happy to see Bhendi Bazar get a new look, a senior civic official said.Most buildings are in a dilapidated condition,and we have got the consent of 163 buildings owners.
Murtuza Ali,a resident involved in the project,said it will be one of the best projects in Asia.We are developing it on a no-profit-no-loss basis.Much of our time has been spent getting clear building titles and sorting out legal cases of tenants who will be given temporary accommodation nearby.Shops owners will also be compensated.It is His Highness wish to uplift our community people and whosoever lives in Bhendi Bazar.Each person will get a minimum of 350 sq ft carpet area, said Ali.
Shaikh Rassiwala,chief architect of the project,said that while the existing six mosques of the area will be retained,the other amenities and infrastructure will not.We will provide new amenities and create fresh infrastructure.Beside residential towers,50 per cent of the project space will be reserved for gardens and recreational facilities.There will also be sufficient parking space and wide roads.
Rassiwala elaborated that world class amenities will be provided,such as solar systems,rainwater harvesting and energy generating plants using garbage waste.The area will be flood and fire resistant too,and the entire redevelopment will be environment friendly, he said.
The redeveloped project will change the face not just of the existing Bhendi Bazar,but of entire south Mumbai, said Ali.Everything has been done in a transparent manner.We now wish it is completed in time and serve as an example for other such projects.
link : http://lite.epaper.timesofindia.com/getpage.aspx?pageid=2&pagesize=&edid=&edlabel=MMIR&mydateHid=02-07-2010&pubname=&edname=&publabel=MM
Bhargav posted an article sometime back with some pictures if anyone wanted more info -

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=41936220&postcount=3357
 

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With about 85 super skyscrapers under construction, Mumbai’s skyline is getting crowded

By Sharmista Chaudhury

Height is going to take an altogether new dimension in the already vertiginous Mumbai. With the launch of World One, Lodha Developers’ ambitious 117-storey building on the erstwhile Srinivas Mills complex in central Mumbai, it is no longer about conquering land. The sky is the new limit.

World One is being planned as a residential tower with 300 luxury apartments. “It will be the tallest residential tower in the world,” claims Abhisheck Lodha, managing director of Lodha Developers. The tower will be 450 metres tall. “So tall that at the highest point, the temperature will be 4.5 degrees Celsius lower than the ground temperature,” says Lodha. The blueprint also envisages two more towers, which are yet to get the clearances, that will be used for both residential and commercial purposes.

At present, the tallest residential building in the world is the Q1 tower in Australia, an 80-storey, 323m tall structure in Gold Coast. In Mumbai, the record is currently held by the Imperial Towers at Tardeo (249m). Almost 10 years after the project was launched, it is now ready for occupation.

The skies, however, are getting crowded in Mumbai. There are 85 super skyscrapers under construction in the city. Additionally, around 30 projects of 40-plus storeys are in the pipeline. The Orchid by DB Realty at Jacob Circle will be an 80-storey residential tower. Skyz and IndiaBulls have proposed projects of 65 storeys at Jupiter and Elphinstone Mills, respectively. The Palais Royale is under construction at the erstwhile Shriram Mills compound. The Kasliwals, who own the mill, are handling the project.

If space is at a premium in Mumbai, height comes with a higher price tag. At World One, for instance, the apartments cost Rs 7 crore to Rs 50 crore. Though the per square foot rate here does not escalate with height, the premium flats (the bigger ones and duplexes) are on the higher floors. Normally in Mumbai, the rate per square foot goes up by Rs 25 to Rs 100 with every floor.

But who are buying these damn expensive homes in the air? Lodha says they cater to the aspirations of the global Indian, providing a lifestyle on par with international quality. High-net-worth individuals and NRIs, who want to live in homes that are not just ultra luxurious, but also come with their own snob value, are the primary customers.

Till recently, the sea-facing south Mumbai was the poshest area in the city. A 3,640 sq.ft duplex flat in Worli was sold for Rs 33 crore at Rs 90,600 per square foot a while ago. LotusVilla at the ultra-posh Carmichael Road, which is being constructed by Satellite Builders, reportedly costs Rs 100 crore a flat and at present is the most expensive piece of real estate in India.

World One, however, is being constructed on a landlocked plot, and will offer a sea view only with elevation. “The pre booking response so far has been better than expected,” say the developers. But experts say either they are too optimistic or this is an exception. The supply of such luxury buildings is definitely more than the demand, says Pankaj Kapoor, managing director, Liases Foras, a real estate research company, and these superlative claims act as a differentiating factor. Height seems to be that factor for the time being.

Though most of these towers portray themselves as green, Pankaj Joshi, executive director, Urban Development and Research Institute, says the taller the building, the larger its ecological footprint. World One aspires for the Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognised green building certification system) certification. These buildings claim to offer 100 per cent recycling of water, by reduction in the water usage, rain water harvesting, waste segregation and use of solar power.

On the brochures, these may sound good, but are such cosmetic green touches enough to justify their existence in a city where civic amenities are stretched thin? Can the city handle the added pressure of more than 80 skyscrapers? Well, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has adopted a rather needs-based approach. As the director of engineering services and projects A.I. Shintre puts it, these high rises will need sustainable infrastructural augmentation and the BMC is trying to make sure that these needs are met. The underlying idea is, the city needs housing, both for the rich and the poor, and that is what these tall buildings provide.

The catch is obvious. The poor require housing as urgently. But their requirements are missing from the new scheme of things. Most of the super tall constructions are slum redevelopment projects. Areas that belonged to the middle- and lower-income groups. These constructions will have a sociocultural impact, too. According to Dr Anita Patil Deshmukh, executive director of Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research, “Mumbai is a working persons city. These structures might change the very demography of the city.” The bit of ground that the aam aadmi can buy is increasingly being shifted northwards, towards the distant suburbs.

South Mumbai has always been the boulevard of the rich and the famous. Now, central Mumbai is getting posh. As observers watch the towers piercing the skyline and wonder about the shape of things to come, well-known builder Niranjan Hiranandani sums it all up: “All iconic structures will draw scepticism until they are built.” It seems we will just have to wait and watch.


View from the top
This should be how God surveys the world. That is the first thought that strikes you when you look out of Shikha Grover’s apartment on the 42nd floor of Planet Godrej at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. The beautiful 2,000 sq.ft, three-bedroom flat has marble flooring, tasteful furniture and breathtaking paintings on the walls, but what really strikes you about the place is the view.

Here you see Mumbai laid bare and, strangely enough, dwarfed. The view stretches on to the coastline and the islands beyond. You can see all of it, not parts mitigated by other structures.

Shikha zeroed in on the flat a year and a half ago because she could “feel Mumbai’s pulse here”. The suburban rail tracks, the famous dhobi ghaat, the sea, the race course and even the infamous Arthur Road jail are right there, tiny objects spread on the earth below. “I can see the clouds floating by and even predict when it is going to rain,” Shikha says.

After checking out 50-odd flats, it was the self sufficiency of Planet Godrej, its amenities, its location, and above all, the view, that made Shikha opt for it over south Mumbai. She paid Rs 6 crore. With a swimming pool, gym, a three-storey clubhouse, tennis and basketball courts and round-the-clock security, it is not just another apartment complex, but almost a small township.
http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?sectionName=Business&contentId=7484495&programId=1073754899&pageTypeId=1073754893&contentType=EDITORIAL
 

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P-T group has been contracted by Raheja Universal to design the 100 storied Platinum II tower - presumably a second tower in their platinum series of towers.

this 35 floor design just appears to be a vision/rudimentary design of what they're trying to achieve..





This super high rise tower is located in Mumbai, and designed as a premium residential and hotel development. The site has the benefit of a panoramic views to the Arabian Sea.

Designed to be one of the tallest buildings in the city, the shape of the tower is to be clad with structural glazing and features an iconic crown.

The 100 storey tower will have 69 floors reserved for residential units, 10 floors for a 250 luxury room hotel, an eco deck, and 15 floors of podium for all the amenities and car parking. The podium will provide residents and hotel guests with a swimming pool on its landscape deck, together with a gym, spa, retail, and restaurants.

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