Palais Royale, Mumbai, India
While certainly not the prettiest monster to rise in the booming Mumbai skyline, this corian clad monolith represents a number of 'firsts.' It's the first supertall that started construction in Mumbai (having beaten a number of other towers that got tangled up in bureaucratic approval), its the first residential in India with a LEED Platinum rating, etc.
Due to very tall floor heigths, tower breaks supertall heights being only 66 floors high. With list of amenities for residents approaching the ridiculous, this is definately a rich man's tower.
The most sigificant thing about this tower to the Indian skyscraper afficianado is not its height (though its tall) nor its design (boring as hell), but the fact that it was the proverbial straw that broke the back of Mumbai's infamous red tape babudom. The approval and subsequent high-speed construction of this tower led to more and more supertalls and talls being built in Mumbai.
In the last month and a half alone, Mumbai's Urban Land Ceiling Department has approved over twenty-two
supertall skyscrapers (300m+) in Mumbai.
So while this tower stands alone in the rendering, all that open mill land next to it will ensure it won't stick out like a sore thumb for long
Mumbai Residential High-Rise Tower
Upscale residential super high-rise tower (80+ stories tall) in Mumbai (Bombay) India, a city where real estate prices are among the highest in the world. The building, which will offer super luxury apartments with all amenities for residents, is claimed by some to become the tallest building in India when the structure is completed in late 2009. The structural system consists of high strength concrete shear walls, columns, beams and slabs supported by a mat foundation pinned by rock anchors. There will be four to five basement levels, used mostly for parking. Coffman Engineers has been selected by the owners to evaluate and optimize the lateral force resisting system, including the introduction of damping devices, to enhance the performance of the building in earthquakes and in response to wind loading.
Construction pics to follow.