Lodha World One Mumbai Tower: India’s Tallest Building Under Construction

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Here is the 1450 feet tall Lodha World One Mumbai Residential Skyscraper. It is currently India’s tallest building under construction and is a residential skyscraper with a proposed height of 442 meters and 117 floors!

According to some claims this Mumbai World One skyscraper will be the world’s tallest residential building once completed! Giant Towers agrees with this claim because the supertall Pentonium building in Dubai, which was set to become the world’s tallest residential tower with a height of  516m   and 122 floors, is currently on hold for a long time.

Even this World One tower was schedule to be completed by 2014 but according to latest news from Lodha Group the building will be inaugurated somewhere in the first quarter of 2016.

Below is a view of how the Mumbai skyline will look once the World One building is completed. You can clearly see how tall it is against the other skyscrapers in Mumbai.

world one bombayAt any rate, this Mumbai World Tower will be India’s tallest building for sometime at least, because the construction work on the proposed tallest building in India, the 700 meter, (126 floors) Mumbai India Tower has been put on hold since 2011.

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This World One tower is part of a massive multi tower project by India’s Lodha Group on the defunct Shrinivas Mills in the heart of Mumbai. The architect of the World One Mumbai is Pei Cobb Freed and Partners. (Please note, we hear authorities have given approval for only 90 floors!)

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Mumbai World One building will house about 300 super luxury homes, including three and four bedroom residences, villas with own private pools and a limited number of luxury mansions as well.

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The apartment prices in World One would start from INR7.5 crore (US$1.4 million) and the most expensive one be as much as INR50 crore (US$9.2 million). The project will cost INR2000 crore (US$370 million) and Lodha Group expects to earn a revenue of INR5000 crore (US$920 million) from the sale of the apartments according to Wikipedia.

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We can see that this building has already won the hearts of many Indians by the many names by which they refer it such as, the World Towers Mumbai, World One Lodha and Mumbai World One among others.

Above graphic renderings of this wonderful giant tower are from the Skyscrapercity forum.

A 88 Storey New Tallest Building in Toronto

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First Canadian Place, Tallest building in Canada since 1976. Image courtesy: Wikipedia

Anyone looking at the Toronto skyline will notice the very tall Toronto CN Tower that stands-out head and shoulders above other buildings in Toronto, Canada. But the Toronto CN Tower is not generally considered a high-rise building as it does not have successive floors that can be occupied even though it is the tallest man-made structure in Toronto and even in North America.

The title for the tallest building in Toronto is currently held by the  First Canadian Place, which rises 298 metres (978 ft) tall in Toronto’s Financial District. First Canadian Place has held on to the title of being Toronto’s tallest building since it was completed in 1975. However we have got news that this honor will change hands in the near future.

A Vancouver based developer called Pinnacle International has now proposed to build a  88 storey (272m) building in Toronto. This building is going to be part of a mega development proposal for a tract of downtown land in Toronto that is bounded by Yonge and Freeland Streets, Lake Shore Blvd, and Queens Quay.

Here is a graphic drawing of the proposed mega towers. toronto Yonge building

According to a website called Urban Toronto;

Proposed development includes 6 new Hariri Pontarini-designed buildings alongside a vertically-extended incarnation of the existing 25-storey Toronto Star building, with an eastbound extension of Harbour Street planned to run through the middle of the plot. The north block would contain 4 new primarily residential buildings are set to rise to heights of 75, 80, 80 and 88 storeys, the tallest of which is planned to rise 272 metres, measured to top of the uppermost floor. On the south block plans call for a 70-storey hotel and condominium tower, a 40-storey office building, and a 10-storey addition to the current Toronto Star building, bringing the total height of the structure up 136.0 metres.

These days, we here lot of proposal for super-tall building like this in Western cities facing opposition from various city planners and urban cogestion issues not to mention opposition from local community. The final result is the buildings that are built in these locations are significantly smaller than the original proposals.  We hope that doesn’t happen to this proposal and it really gets built soon.

70 Floor Panama City Central Tower Building Proposal (320m | 1050ft )

Panama is world famous  the Panama canal. Other than that is it not very well known. So for many in the rest of the world, Panama might look like a unlikely place for skyscrapers and tall buildings. What is not very well known about this country is that the countries capital, Panama City is booming with a impressive skyline of skyscrapers and tall buildings.

Panama City skyscrapers(A snapshot of only a small section of Panama City Skyscrapers by Javier ie, on Flickr)

Even the famous US Investor Donald Trump choose Panama for his first skyscraper investment outside of United States by building the sail shaped 70 storey Trump Tower Hotel in Panama City. That Trump Tower is currently not only the tallest building in Panama but also the tallest building in Latin America. Just imagine tiny Panama having the tallest building in the whole of South America beating its giant neighbors with densely populated cities and booming economies like Brazil and Mexico!

Starting from around 2000, Panama city saw a rush in skyscrapers and now there are more than 150 high rise building are in this city. There are many more tall buildings currently under construction in this country and new proposal for even taller buildings are constantly coming out. The latest in this is a proposal for  a new 320 meter or 1050ft tall skyscraper called the Central Tower.

You can see some computer generated rendering of this proposed new super tall skyscraper building here. If this is built soon it will become the tallest building in Panama city as well as Latin America.panama city skyscraper

Computer rendered images of the proposed Central Tower skyscraper. (Image Credit: www.skyscrapercity.com)

Central Tower PanamaHere are the highlights and features of this 320 meter first super tall skyscraper for Panama. If it is built it will be not only the tallest building in Panama but as well as the tallest building in South America.

Height: 320 Meters (1050 feet)
No. of Floors: 70
Property Description : The Central Tower will be a large commercial building with a 5 star hotel in the heart of Panama City’s downtown core. Panoramic views of the city and Pacific Ocean are available. Complete floors from 1000 sq. m to 1250 sq. m are available.
Architect : Pinzon Lozano
Builder : TBA
Developer : Grupo H
Exposure : City & Pacific Ocean View
Amenities : 5 Star Hotel, Boutiques & Shoppes, Business Center
Lounge / Piano Bar, Restaurant, Spa

New Tallest Building in Delhi: Supertech Supernova Skyscraper (80 Floors, 300 Meters)

I’m sure Indians are going to love this news. The Indian Supertech Group has launched a project called the Supertech Supernova project with a 80 floor super tall skyscraper as its centerpiece.
new delhi skyscrapers(images credit: www.supernovasupertech.co.in)  This project will be in the south side of India’s capital city of New Delhi. The star of this project is a supertall skyscraper named as Supertech Supernova. It will be a giant tower of a building rising to a height of 300 meters or 984 feet tall. The skyscraper will have 80 floors. They claim it is going to be the tallest building of 300 meters that will be completed in North India!

Here are some computer generated graphic rendering of the proposed Supernova skyscraper which some say will also be the new tallest building in Delhi very soon. (images credit: www.supernovasupertech.co.in)india skyscraper picture This Supernova building project will have several other adjoining high rise building to it and together they will have a area of 5 million square feet. In fact this Supertech Supernova project in South Delhi will be a new township or district of Delhi city. A specialty with this project is it will be offering 70% open area with each plot.supertech skyscraper delhi The Supertech Supernova will be a mixed use development and offer Residential, Serviced Apartments, Hotels, Shopping Malls, Office Spaces and Recreational Centres.Supertech supernova building

In short this new Supertech Supernova district of New Delhi will be a beautiful lush green area with one super tall giant tower and 5 other luxury high rise skyscrapers that offers the super rich of India a very luxurious lifestyle.delhi tallest building

But as someone who has seen a lot of designs like this for skyscrapers in India I’m skeptical of this building being completed. That’s because in recent years there has been many such proposals made by Indian companies that have never gone beyond being proposals. And even the few India skyscrapers like the India Tower, the 2nd tallest building in the world, which began construction has been put on hold due to various reasons. So will this 80 storey Supernova building ever building be built? Will they find investors for this project? Only time will tell.

On the other hand the Supertech group is already begun building North India’s tallest residential development project called North Eye (also in New Delhi) which also has a unusual and beautiful 255 meter skyscraper called the North Eye with 60 floors. So who knows they may manage to build this Supernova tower too!

4 FAQ About The Tallest Building In The World – Dubai Burj Kalifah Building

People who like skyscrapers and giant towers are naturally very curious about the world’s tallest building. In online Question & Answer sites and forums there are some oft repeatedly asked questions about the world’s tallest building. Some of the FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions regarding the world’s tallest building are;

1. What is the tallest building in the world?

This honour belongs to a supertall skyscraper building called Burj Khalifa (“Khalifa Tower” in English). It is also currently the tallest man-made structure in the world!

2. Where is the tallest building in the world?

This Burj Khalifa building is located in Dubai city in the Middle East Arab country called United Arab Emirates (UAE).

3. What is the height of the tallest building in the world?

Worl’ds tallest building’s height is said to be 829.84 meters or 2,723 feet (according to Wikipedia)

4. Can I see pictures of the tallest building in the world?

I’ll soon try to get some pictures of this building and post them here.

Update: here are some pictures of the Burj Kalifah building in Dubai UAE.

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Photo by Shenli Leong on Flickr.

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Another pic of Dubai Khalifah Tower by Shenli Leong on Flickr.

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The view of the building from another side by Shenli Leong on Flickr.

However, I’m very sad to see people asking these type of questions in forums and Q&A sites. That’s because if they just took the time to type these questions they have about the world record holding building in terms of height, size or any other aspect into a search engine like Google or Yahoo they can easily find the answer in the first few search results within a matter of minutes. However for some reason some people take the time to type them out in forums and yahoo questions and wait till someone answers them in a day, week or even months! I’m really sorry for these people. So I’ll answer them here once and for all so that in future if someone wants to know the answer to these questions on this website then I can direct them to this page.

Tallest Building In India: 700 meters tall Mumbai India Tower in 2016! (126 floors)

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The India Tower, potentially the world’s second tallest! (image source: constructiondigital.com)

This is the India Tower, the proposed supertall skyscraper in Bombay or Mumbai, India. If it is built will be the tallest building in India by 2016 and the second tallest building in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai!

(Though construction work on Mumbai India Tower began it has been put on hold since 2011. See comments below for more. So the Lodha World One Mumbai building is currently India’s Tallest Building Under Construction)

India Tower will be 700 meters or 2,300 feet tall and consist of 126 storey or floors according to Wikipedia. Compared to other tallest buildings in India today, India Tower is so tall it will really look like Gulliver standing among Lilliputians even in India’s Skyscraper City of Mumbai. That is because as of 2012 the tallest building of India are the two Imperial Towers in Mumbai. These Mumbai Imperial Tower I and II are only 254 meters or 833 feet tall. That means the new India Tower will be nearly 3 times the height of the current highest building in India!

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Artistic impressions of India Tower in Mumbai skyline. (image credit: www.constructiondigital.com)

Construction on India Tower began in 2010. To complete it is expected to take 6 years. It is developed by Dynamix Balwas (DB) Realtors as a mixed Hotel, Residential and Retail project. Upon completion the India tower will host the world famous Hyatt Hotel chains local Hotel in Mumbai with guest rooms, service apartments, exclusive banqueting and meeting facilities.

Because of this India Tower is also sometimes erroneously called as Park Hyatt Tower or Dynamix Balwas Tower, DB Tower.

No other completed buildings or under-construction buildings in India come even near as tall as this new India Tower. The nearest revel in India for the crown of India’s tallest Building is the World One skyscraper at Worli, Mumbai City. (The World One building is also under construction and planed to top off at 442 meters or 1,450 feet on completion in 2014)

According to the Hyatt website, India Tower will have a Hyatt Hotel, one of five new Hyatt properties in India. The Hyatt Hotel in this iconic 126 story India Tower will include 255 guest rooms and 55 serviced apartments. Hyatt had selected Foster and Partners of London as the leading designers for this impressive tower and full-service hotel.

(Update: Currently India Tower building is sadly put on hold due to the volatile economic and financial situation.)

You can read more about the tallest buildings in India from Wikipedia’s List of tallest buildings in India