Top 10 tallest buildings in India
Historically, tall buildings symbolises economic prosperity of a country. As the Indian economy is being considered as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the more and more tall buildings are touching the sky. While there will be even more impressive buildings erected in the coming years, the 10 in this list are the ones that rule the skylines today. Ironically, all these buildings are located in Mumbai – the financial hub of this country.
Rank: 1Location: B. B. Nakashe Marg, Tardeo, MumbaiHeight: 827 ft above mean sea levelFloors: 60 floors with 228 luxury homesBuilding type: ResidentialProject developer: SD Corporation
The Imperial, a twin-tower residential skyscraper located at the heart of South Mumbai, is currently the tallest residential towers in India. The project is designed by Architect Hafeez Contractor. The apartments in this project range between 2,550 and 10,000 sq. ft.
The Imperial is one of the few residential buildings in India to have an aluminium composite panel façade, which is virtually maintenance free for up to 40 years.
The developers have used M50 grade cement which is usually used in building dams and bridges. Also, Fe500 grade of iron is used which gives the slabs added tensile strength allowing longer spans in between beams.Image courtesy: SD Corporation
Rank: 2Location: N.M. Joshi Marg, Mahalaxmi, MumbaiHeight: 648 ftFloors: 48Building type: ResidentialProject developer: Lodha Group
Lodha Bellissimo is a 648 feet tall 48-storey residential tower amid large pristine landscaped terrain in the heart of Mumbai. Much befitting its exotic name Bellissimo (‘most beautiful’ in Italian), the gently-contoured sea-wave inspired façade and wave-like roof element make for a stunning elevation.
The residences are spacious, bright and airy, with expansive glazing bringing in abundant natural light. The unique curvilinear architecture ensures cross ventilation and breathtaking views from all the rooms. Wide sun-decks extending from both sides display the lush verdant Race Course and the glistening ocean beyond to the west and the exquisite recreational garden to the east. There is a beautiful Sky Garden on every fourth storey of the elevation.
This exclusive project has world-class facilities including conference rooms and concierge services. It is features among the world’s top 1,000 landscape.
Image courtesy: Lodha Group
Rank: 3Location: Kohinoor Mills, Shivaji Park, Dadar, MumbaiHeight: 666 ftFloors: 52Building type: Mixed useDeveloper: Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Kohinoor Square, the only mixed used development project in Mumbai, is India’s tallest Commercial Tower. The project is strategically located at the convergence of the East and West corridors while also straddling the confluence of South and North Mumbai. Standing at 52 stories, the tower offers panoramic and uninterrupted views of South Mumbai, the Arabian Sea, the Northern Suburbs and the Eastern Port.
Envisaged by gkkworks (USA) and SSA Architects, the building is designed achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating for environmental sustainability.
The Kohinoor square complex also incorporates a flagship luxury hotel which crowns its commercial tower.
Image courtesy: Kohinoor Square
Rank: 4Location: Jacob Circle, Mahalaxmi, MumbaiHeight: 656 ftFloors: 45Building type: ResidentialDeveloper: K Raheja Corp
Raheja Vivarea is conceived with an objective to create a new level of residential luxury in South Mumbai. The project, developed by K Raheja Corp, comprises of three residential towers.
Designed as one of the most exotic residential homes in South Mumbai, K Raheja Vivarea offers 3BHK and 4BHK residential apartments in South Mumbai. It has all the modern amenities including jogging track, gymnasium, games room, swimming pool, children’s play area, etc.Image courtesy: Developer: K Raheja Corp
Rank: 5Location: Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marg, Parel, MumbaiHeight: 633 ftFloors: 49Building type: ResidentialDeveloper: Peninsula Land Ltd.
Ashok Towers is designed to provide luxury apartments with world-class amenities. The project is spread over 18 acres and offer a range of studios; 2, 3, 4, 5 BHK apartments, garden duplex and penthouses.
A choice of design options and excellent amenities are offered along with the luxury of walkways, lush parks, sports and other recreational activities to create an inviting and holistic living experience. A full-size cricket-cum-football ground, a rare luxury in Mumbai, occupies the centre of the complex.
According the developers, 80 per cent of the plot area will be open for recreational activities along with roads, paved walkways, jogging and cycling tracks. Image courtesy: Peninsula Land Ltd.
Rank: 6City: MumbaiHeight: 627 ftFloors: 40Building type: CommercialDevelopers: The Ruby Mills Ltd. and Rohan Lifescapes
Developed jointly by The Ruby Mills Ltd. and Rohan Lifescapes, The Ruby is set to redefine the way commercial complexes are seen.
Spanning an impressive one and half million square feet, this project is being developed in partnership with Ruby Mills on surplus mill land. The project has already become a landmark and is a towering addition to the skyscape of Mumbai. Phase II will commence in 2013, states the developer’s website.
Image courtesy: Rohan Lifescapes
Rank: 7Location: Goregaon, MumbaiHeight: 623 ftFloors: 55Building type: ResidentialDeveloper: DB Realty
Orchid Woods, the tallest tower in Mumbai suburbs, is developed by DB Realty. Located at Goregaon, the project occupies 2.38-acre land. The project offers all the modern amenities including air-conditioned apartments, podium gardens, multiple swimming pools, spacious amphitheatre, health clubs and Jacuzzi.
Image courtesy: DB Realty
Rank: 8City: Saat Rasta, Jacob Circle, MumbaiHeight: 594 ftFloors: 51Building type: ResidentialDeveloper: Godrej Properties
Located at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai on a 9 acre plot, Planet Godrej offers 360 degree views from all the apartments.
The front view of the project overlooks the Race Course and the deep blue ocean. The exquisite Haji Ali Mosque and other landmarks can be seen from every apartment. The rear view of the property is equally remarkable with sights of the Mumbai Zoo and Arabian Sea.
DP Architects of Singapore had been appointed as Concept Architect whereas JP Parekh of Mumbai was the Project Architect for Planet Godrej.Image courtesy: Godrej Properties
Rank: 9Location: Dadar West, MumbaiHeight: 591 ftFloors: 40Building type: CommercialDeveloper: Sunshine Group
Sunshine Tower, the multi-storey commercial project, is planned to tower about 175 metres high. It is located at Tulsi Pipe Road, Dadar West, very close to Dadar railway station, Mumbai. This project is being constructed with the use of imported structural steel and latest technology.
Sunshine Tower is being touted as the tallest building in India to have been built using structural steel.
The project was designed by Architect Raja Aaderi.
Image courtesy: Sunshine Group
Rank: 10Location: Oshiwara, MumbaiHeight: 591 ftFloors: 49Building type: ResidentialDeveloper: Wadhwa Group
Developed by Wadhwa Group, Imperial Heights it is the Mumbai’s only 7-star homes that boasts of features and amenities that are unique in every way.An expensive 4-storey podium for car parking, direct access to a car-free eco-deck, a world-class spa club and a host of high-end facilities that make living a real pleasure at Imperial Heights, states the developer’s website. The facilities include an extensive lap, plunge and children’s pool, and common clubhouse with indoor facilities.
Image courtesy: Wadhwa Group