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.

150 Year Old House Moving For Toronto Pinnacle on Adelaide Building

There is a 42 story skyscraper currently under construction in Toronto, Canada called the Pinnacle on Adelaide building. This is a 140 meter tall building and is being built at the site of a well preserved heritage building called Richard West House. So Pinnacle International, the developers of this modern Pinnacle on Adelaide skyscraper have taken the rare feat to preserve the 150 year old heritage house. (Pinancle International are also developers of the next tallest Building in Toronto about which Giant Towers reported in the previous post)

The photo below shows the extreme engineering feat they are undertaking in order to preserve it by moving the old house intact on wheels, across the road.
canada-house-movingIn order to preserve it they have had to uproot and move this historic building across the road temporarily. Next they are going to re-move it to its original location, which will be within the skyscraper building complex, after it is completed.

Here is a interesting YouTube video of how this old house moving was done. It was titled, “The Pinnacle on Adelaide Heritage House Move”

According to information posted along with the video by the developer, this heritage building had been built in 1869. It is one of the last remaining buildings that tell the story of the historical evolution of this Toronto neighbourhood in the mid-19th century.

The heritage building’s gothic revival style showcases the patented two-toned brickwork trends of the late 1800s most famously used for Victorian churches. Located within the King-Spadina area, this property at 104 John Street signified the westward growth of the original Town of York. This new area encapsulated many of the community’s most essential institutional buildings such as schools, hospitals and government buildings during that important period of city development and infrastructure growth. This historically and culturally significant house will be integrated into the new complex and restored to its yesteryear grandeur to be fully functional once again as a commercial or retail establishment in the community.

We think these developers have set an example by preserving an existing old building like this. It will be good if other developers and cities elsewhere too take note of this house moving at Toronto. Others also should take steps to preserve the old historic and iconic buildings found at new skyscraper sites. We are making this appeal because we see some of the most iconic old buildings belonging to different eras in many cities around the world to be found in the busiest and most expensive parts of that town. Most of the time, in order to cater to modern needs, those old building are demolished and the place is cleared for bigger and more modern skyscrapers and other urban development projects. This situation should change!