5 Tallest Buildings in India

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Across the world, in almost all countries, the landmarks that become popular are those that are either tallest or longest or biggest. Tall buildings and skyscrapers usually determine how urbanized a country is. In those lines, here are 10 tallest buildings in India that serve as landmarks to the respective cities. An important point to note is that most of India’s tallest buildings are located in the city of Mumbai.

Kolkata has now overtaken Mumbai in bearing the Crown for Tallest Building in the Country.

The 42, Kolkata

The 42 Kolkata
The 42 Kolkata

Height: 268 metres (879 ft)
Number of Floors: 63
The 42 is a residential skyscraper in Kolkata city of West Bengal in West Bengal. The project is located in Chowringhee, the central business district of the city. It is currently the tallest building in India. It stands between Tata Centre and Jeevan Sudha. It was first proposed in 2008 but was stalled for nearly two years.

One Avighna Park, Mumbai

One Avighna Park
One Avighna Park

Height: 266 metres (873 ft)
Number of Floors: 64
One Avighna Park is located in the heart of Lower Parel, Mumbai. With close proximity to central business districts like – BKC, Nariman Point and excellent connectivity to entertainment and leisure avenues like Palladium, Atria, ITC Grand, Shangri-La, Four Seasons. Temples like Siddhivinayak, Mahalaxmi, Mumbadevi and Wadala Hanumanji are just 10-15 mins drive away. Domestic and International airports are separated by a drive of 30-35 mins. Also, affluent residential areas and hospitals like- Worli, Peddar Rd, Napean Sea Rd, Breach Candy, Jaslok, Lilavati and Hinduja hospitals are close by.

Imperial Tower 1, Mumbai

Imperial Tower 1
Imperial Tower 1

Height: 256 metres (840 ft)
Number of Floors: 60
The Imperial is located in Tardeo, Mumbai. The Imperial Towers, designed by Mumbai architect Hafeez Contractor as his most recognisable project to date, were designed as Mumbai’s tallest towers. The Imperial Twin Towers are built on former slum land where the current re-development model of builders providing free land and rehabilitation to slum dwellers in exchange for rights for property development, was first put into practice on a large scale. This model was used for slum and mill land redevelopment across the city, and across India as a whole. This has been strikingly successful and it’s one of the many to come in the future.

Imperial Tower 2, Mumbai

Imperial Tower 2
Imperial Tower 2

Height: 256 metres (840 ft)
Number of Floors: 60
The Imperial is located in Tardeo, Mumbai. The Imperial Towers, designed by Mumbai architect Hafeez Contractor as his most recognisable project to date, were designed as Mumbai’s tallest towers. The Imperial Twin Towers are built on former slum land where the current re-development model of builders providing free land and rehabilitation to slum dwellers in exchange for rights for property development, was first put into practice on a large scale. This model was used for slum and mill land redevelopment across the city, and across India as a whole. This has been strikingly successful and it’s one of the many to come in the future.

World ONE, Mumbai

World One
World One

Height: 223 metres (732 ft)
Number of Floors: 57
World One is a supertall residential skyscraper under construction in Mumbai, India. It is located in Lower Parel, South Mumbai on the 7.1-hectare (17.5-acre) site of the defunct Shrinivas Mill. The site also houses two other towers—World View and World Crest. World One is being built at an estimated cost of over US$321 million. Construction began in 2011 and is expected to be completed in 2019.

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