The World Towers: reshaping Mumbai’s skyline

The World Tower will be dazzling structure that Mumbai will proudly celebrate on its upward climb
 Mumbai’s skyline has changed in the past few years and it is the only city in India which boasts of maximum numbers of skyscrapers. Mumbai is going through massive construction boom with many supertall buildings under construction, and one of them is World Towers.
World Towers is an iconic project of Lodha Group which will not only give Mumbai a new landmark but also reshape its skyline. Located on a 17 acre site, the project comprises three towers: World One, World View and World Crest. World one is claimed to be the world’s tallest residential tower at 117 storeys. World View will shoot up to 60 floors, whereas World Crest at 60 floors. The construction work of the project, which is located at Senapati Bapat Marg in upper Worli started in the year 2011.
Architecture & InteriorThe finest name in architecture, design and lifestyle services have come together to lend their expertise for World Tower project. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, a New York-based architectural firm has designed the project.
One of the world’s best known names in interior design, Armani/Casa is working on the interiors of the towers. The World Towers is Armani/Casa’s first project in Asia. Each residence and common spaces at World One and World Crest will bear the unmistakable design aesthetic of Giorgio Armani, making them the finest luxury residences in the country. The World Towers will have exclusive 3 and 4 bedroom World Residences; lavish World Villas, with private pools; and the luxurious duplex World Mansions with private pool, gym and personal elevator.
Best-in-class TechnologyThe World Towers employs the most cutting-edge and efficient construction technology, including high-capacity concrete pumps with ability to pump heights over 450 metres and high-capacity construction hoists with a speed of 2 m/sec (6.5 feet/sec) to move men and materials.
The towers have been designed to manage the effect of wind and seismic movements. The structure has been designed as a Mega Structure to optimise the building design, the very first time that this technology has been used in India. Special measures have been taken to ensure the highest levels of fire safety, including fully automated fire detection and sprinkling systems, dedicated pressurised fire staircases and high-speed fire lifts.
Green featuresThe World Towers are designed to be one of the most environmentally sustainable developments in the world, with World One winning the Green GOOD DESIGN Award. While rainwater harvesting and 100 per cent water recycling will reduce the resident’s overall water consumption by almost half, air-conditioning based on usage patterns, central water heating using solar energy, and motion sensor-driven lighting will lower energy consumption.
Moreover, with better waste management practices, minimal need for artificial lighting and cooling and over 500 new trees within the development, Lodha Place will achieve its goal of a lower carbon footprint with ease. Conforming to stringent parameters for environmentally sensitive design, water and energy conservation, ventilation and fire protection, may bring in accolades and made The World Towers eligible for lower property tax and carbon credits. The structure will be LEED Gold certified.
The World Towers will offer an exclusive lifestyle experience thanks to the unique curved shape of the towers, with residents able to enjoy splendid 360°views of the entire city, including the Bandra Worli Sealink, the Mahalaxmi Race Course, and the Arabian Sea.
Uniquely curvilinear in shape The World Towers form a stunning sculpture in glass and steel, soaring into the Mumbai sky. The project is slated to complete in 2015.Once completed, the mega project stands to become the tallest residences in the world. After its completion, World Tower will be exciting, dazzling structure that Mumbai will proudly celebrate on its upward climb.
 

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