Tallest Buildings in Mumbai

For a city housing an umpteen number of high-rise and mid-rise buildings, the term ‘skyscraper’ is perhaps a tad too overused. After all Mumbai has, to its credit, more than two thousand residential skyscrapers within its periphery – a feat that has not been emulated by any other Indian city till now. To offer paeans to the city of Mumbai for being the treasure trove of so many high-rise buildings would be tantamount to nothing interesting, in particular; however, a discussion on the tallest buildings in the city may well sound enticing to the readers. So here it is – we present an analysis of the tallest existing buildings in Mumbai, in this article.
 

The Imperial

Height – 255 metres
Number of floors – 61
Location - Tardeo
Construction completed in – 2010

Hotel Imperial

Located at one of the most picturesque places in the country – on the Tardeo sea front in South Mumbai – The Imperial is rated among the tallest residential skyscraper complexes in India. Regarded as a cherry on top of the myriad fascinating works of celebrated architect Hafeez Contractor, The Imperial is considered to be an exemplary outcome of the slum land redevelopment projects that were undertaken few years ago, all across the city. The building stands testimony to Mumbai’s successful inception of the campaign of providing slum dwellers with free or subsidized land and rehabilitation, in exchange for their property rights over a particular area.

Lodha Bellissimo

Height – 222 metres
Number of floors – 53
Location - Mahalaxmi
Construction completed in – 2012

Tallest Buildings in Mumbai

An ambitious project of the Mumbai based Lodha Group, the Lodha Bellissimo is the second tallest residential building in the country. It was in early 2005 that the Lodha Group came up with the plan of giving rise to this skyscraper; construction plans were prepared without any delay and the project was kick started with much fanfare later that year. The building is currently in the final phases of being made fit enough for residential purposes.

Kohinoor Square

Height – 203 metres
Number of floors – 52
Location – Shivaji Park
Construction completed in – 2013

Hotel Kohinoor Square

Located on the piece of land previously under the ownership of Kohinoor Mills in Shivaji Park, at the intersection of Gokhale Road and L J Road, Kohinoor Square is one of the most recent feathers to have embellished Mumbai’s illustrious cap of skyscrapers. The building is not entirely residential, for a part of it is being used for commercial purposes. Recently, Kohinoor Square was awarded a gold rating by the Central Government for its exemplary environmental sustainability policies, making it the first skyscraper in the country to win a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design tag. 

Planet Godrej 

Height – 181 metres
Number of floors – 51
Location - Mahalaxmi
Construction completed in – 2006

Planet Godrej Hotel

The speciality of Planet Godrej, besides being one of the tallest high-rise buildings in the country, is that not more than a mere 5% of the 9-acre area in Mahalaxmi was utilised to construct the building. Thus, one is very likely to find a vast expanse of open space surrounding the skyscraper. DP Architects, from Singapore, was responsible for spearheading the design and development of Planet Godrej. 

Antilla

Height – 173 metres
Number of floors – 27
Location – Altamount Road
Construction completed in – 2010

Antilla in Mumbai

If you are talking about skyscrapers that are not only tall, but also expensive, Mukesh Ambani’s Antilla surely ranks high among them. Forbes Magazine has rated the building as the most expensive piece of residential property that presently exists in this world. Leighton Holdings from Australia and Perkins & Will from Chicago were entrusted with the task of designing and subsequently constructing this ambitious project of the Reliance Industries Limited chairman. The maintenance staff in Antilla is said to have a strength in excess of 600!

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    Ashok Kotilya from Varanasi 1100 Days ago

    I have not understood one thing what is the benefits of constructing so tall building. Sometimes It may be very dangerous for people.

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