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Naga Towers, Block Package O, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), Gandhinagar, India
…a stunning modern take on a traditional Indian architectural theme
Described as the “Guardians of the City”, the 54-story Nāga Towers, designed as a modern Indian architectural interpretation the cherished Indian cultural symbol of the Nāga (snake) and is is just one of the many towers coming up in India’s largest greenfield megaproject, the Gujarat International Finance Tech-City .

^ The stunning Naga Towers. All pics in this article courtesy ECADI Architects and GIFT

As fitting a tower designed to push the boundaries of futurist Indian architecture, great care and thought has been put into the symbolism and design of these commercial towers as in India’s traditional architecture. It will be among the tallest and most striking towers in GIFT’s 80+ skyscraper skyline.

^ Snakes!!
^^ On a tower!!!!!!!

… for lots more more information on the project, including renderings and prerenderings of the towers, read on!

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Diamond Tower, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), Gandhinagar, India
…India’s tallest commercial tower, and the crowning masterpiece of India’s future financial metropolis!

The Diamond Tower is crowning centerpiece of India’s largest greenfield megaproject, the Gujarat International Finance Tech-City The 87-floor Diamond Tower will be India’s largest commercial tower and is the largest announced tower in the GIFT skyline.


^ A beautifully faceted showpiece supertall, the Diamond Tower on the Gift Waterfront. All pics in this article courtesy ECADI Architects and GIFT

Before I go on about the Diamond Tower, its necessary to give some background on the GIFT project itself:

Located at Gandhinagar, the capital city of the über-industrial Indian state of Gujarat, and nearby the state’s commercial capital of Ahmedabad, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City will be one of the world’s largest and most modern financial hubs.

From its already lofty original development goals, GIFT has since grown manifold to literally an entire city’s central business district that will be larger than Paris’s La Defense, Tokyo’s Shinjuku, London’s Dockyards and Shanghai’s Pudong financial districts. It will house over a million people with millions more commuting there daily.

Well placed between the political and commercial capitals of Gujarat of Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad respectively, GIFT is a public-private partnership basically designed to kick Mumbai in the FDI balls and establish itself as a world player. It is India’s first major supertall Central Business District project that is designed to be the focal point of both the world’s and India’s booming financial services market by providing companies with all those things Mumbai is still developing: comprehensive infrastructure, power, verticalized office space, and a well designed, planned and expandable urban form. Its strong proximity and infrastructure connectivity with Mumbai ensures that mutually beneficial development occurs between the two metros..

^ An overhead view of the new GIFT CBD. Only half the planned buildings are shown in the above rendering

The scale of GIFT is singularly massive, unparalleled in the world except a handfull of Dubai megaprojects, none of those which can hold a candle to GIFT’s goals of economic sustainability, integration and scalability.

Gujarat International Finance Tec-City will have 312 tall buildings — the tallest being the signature Diamond Tower with 87 floors; another 40 buildings with more than 50 floors and many more with 24 plus floors of height. The entire project is not only fully approved but already completely sold out due to insane demand. Construction will begin later this year.

For more information on GIFT as a whole, please check out the GIFT thread in General Urban Developments forum for a summary of the main developments and the GIFT thread in the SSC India forum for more detailed discussions.

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OK, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about the majestic Diamond Tower 🙂

… for tons more more information, renderings, details and images of the other proposed designs to GIFT and the tower, read on!

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Hi folks!

I’ve finally got around to updating the Indian Skyscraper Blog’s Mumbai skyscraper rendering rundown list!:
(The Bombay *BOOM*! — A Rendering Rundown of all Significant Skyscrapers under construction, proposed and planned in the Mumbai Metro Region)

I’ve updated a grand total of 73 buildings over 25 stories in height — including 11 over 50 storeys!

(^ The rising Mumbai skyline. Photo copyright Humayunn N A Peerzaada @ Flickr)

This post just shows the updated buildings (all with clickable thumbnails to larger images), but check out the The Bombay *BOOM* thread for the full, huge list of the u/c, proposed and planned skyscrapers in Mumbai, compiled from the threads at the SSC India forum, read on!… (more…)

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Hi guys

This is probably going to be the single most comprehensive posting in this blog: a continually updated, rundown list of Mumbai’s under construction, planned and proposed skyscrapers above 25 stories. Whenever updates will be posted, I’ll have a post announcing it, but this is the thread that will be updated, so keep it bookmarked!

Just a disclaimer, these buildings are all collected from open source (internet and newspaper) information by those of us at the bustling Skyscrapercity.com India forum. All project names, heights and locations are estimations or based on collected information and hence may not be entirely accurate. We are are just fans of architecture and skyscrapers and we sure as heck aren’t industry insiders, so if you have any information to help us keep this list current and accurate, please feel free to contribute

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Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India is experiencing a huge building boom. Over the last two years, literally thousands of new mid and highrise construction has taken place, with towers getting taller and taller.

Last year, Mumbai’s tallest was 40-odd stories. This year, its to be 85 with current FSI at around 4. In the next two years, CBD development in Mumbai’s former mill lands and Dharavi will see a huge number of skyscraper developments that, due to FSI increasing to 8, will very possibly see supertall construction.

So, without further ado, Mumbai’s major highrise buildings u/c, compiled from the threads at the SSC India forum, read on!…

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