The Tallest Buildings in India Revealed
Standing tall at 254 meters (833 ft), the 61-floored Imperial Tower (I & II) are the tallest buildings in India. The Imperial is a twin-tower residential skyscraper complex in Mumbai that were the tallest buildings in the country till June 2012 when Palais Royale topped out. The towers are located at the sea front in Tardeo, South Mumbai. Construction was completed and the towers were inaugurated in 2010.
Palais Royale is still under construction – it is a skyscraper located on the land previously owned by Shree Ram Mills Ltd. in Lower Parel, Mumbai. The luxury building has 100 apartments with areas of 8,700 square feet (810 m2) and 14,000 square feet. With a floor plate of 500,000 square feet, the premises will have amenities like a cinema house, spa, cricket pitch, badminton court, football pitch and three swimming pools. It has 88 lakh square feet of total residential space.
Lodha Bellissimo is a tower currently topped out located in Mumbai, India. With a height of 222 meters (728 ft), the expected floor count is 53 floors. The construction is expected to be completed by late 2012. (Company website)
Vivarea (Towers 1, 2 and 3) in Mumbai stand at 200 meters (656 ft) tall and boast 45 floors.The 193 m (633 ft) tall Ashok Towers D (pictured) in Mumbai has 49 floors.
With 40 floors and a height of 191 meters (627 ft) The Ruby in Mumbai comes in next. Orchid Woods (1, 2 and 3) share the next spot with a height of 190 meters (623 ft). The buildings have 55 floors each. Urmi Estate in Mumbai has a height of 182 meters (597 ft) and boasts 45 floors. Pictured left: Planet Godrej is located in South Mumbai on plot of 9-acre (3.6 ha) at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. Planet Godrej is one of the tallest towers in India. The tower is 181 m (594 ft) and 51 floors high.
Three buildings share the same ranking at 15, 16 and 17. Sunshine Tower (40 floors)and Imperial Heights (1 and 2) in Mumbai share the same height of 180 meters (591 ft).
(Photo: Company website)
At Rank 18, is perhaps the most-talked about buildings in recent times. Antilia (pictured) is the 27-floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to businessman Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries. According to some media reports, a full-time staff of 600 maintains the residence, reportedly the most expensive home in the world. The building is named after the mythical Atlantic island of Antillia.
The Antilia building is situated on an ocean-facing 4,532 square metres (48,780 sq ft) plot at Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill, South Mumbai.
At No 19 is 36-floored Vasant Grandeur (172 meters or 564 ft ) in Mumbai, followed by Raheja Legend (167 meters). It is followed by Springs (160 meters) and the 160-m Rustomjee Elanza (1, 2 & 3) - Pictured)
At No. 25 is the 158-meter tall RNA Mirage (pictured). (Image: RNA company website)
Tabrez Tower — The Mumbai World Trade Center
At no. 26 is Tabrez Tower, with a height of 158 meters (518 ft) and 45 floors. The Mumbai World Trade Center (pictured) (Rank 27) in Cuffe Parade was built in 1970. It consists of two towers, MRVDC and IDBI. MRVDC was, at 156m, the tallest building in South Asia until the 2010 completion of The Imperial, Mumbai (252m).(AFP Images)
Ranked at No. 28 is Shangri La in Mumbai . It stands 155 meters (509 ft) tall and has 40 floors. Shreepati Arcade (pictured) is 153 meters (502 ft) tall, with 45 floors to boast. And finally, at No. 30 is Vasant Polaris in Mumbai standing 151 meters (495 ft) tall and 30 floors to show.
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