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DB Tower, Marine Lines, Mumbai, India
…In the running for Mumbai’s tallest tower title, and an awesome redesign
to an already awesome design (you see where we’re going with this?)

(an project update as of 07 Oct, 08!)

Yeah… I’m man enough to admit it…

HOLY CRAP WERE WE WRONG!

Remember our post detailing a brand spaking new tower to be built alongside Mumbai’s tallest tower proposal, India Tower, and how we went on about how cool that was?


^ Yeah, OK, I get it. Jeez.

Well, whoops, here’s the real scoop, also cool but also somewhat disappointing. wait for it… wait for it…

India Tower and Dynamix-Balwas Tower (DB Tower) are one and the same!

Yup! One of India and the World’s greenest towers has changed in name and design! Rotating-Blocky India tower is officially redesigned and rebadged as DB Tower, the flagship project of DB Realty. In our defense, until fairly recently the all information that had been made public has been confused and contradictory.


^ DB Tower = new India Tower = new hotness.
Image courtesy MQA Architects.

The finalized design will be huge — at 75 stories of residential and untold more in lobbies, sky lobbies and utility floors, and boasting a height and crown that will push this supertall to over 400 meters! Like its India Tower precursor, it will be of mixed (residential + hotel) use. Construction will soon commence with an aim for completion by 2011.

Indeed the DB Tower, like the erstwhile India tower, is still going to be LEED Platinum certified, and is designed by the same architects, Fox and Fowle (FXFOWLE).

For more information, including articles, floor plans and site pics, read on!…

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DB Tower, Marine Lines, Mumbai, India
…one of Mumbai’s tallest all-residential skyscrapers and a beautiful complement to next-door India Tower!

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07 Oct, 2008 - It is now known that DB Tower is the redesigned India tower!!

Please see this project update post for the latest info.

We now return you to your outdated post, already in progress.
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Remember the 75 floor (or 100+ floor when you count service floors) India Tower, being built by Neelkamal Realtors in association with Park Hyatt at Marine Lines, Mumbai?:


^ India Tower = old and busted?

What I didn’t tell you about was the mysterious second plot next to India Tower’s, also owned by Neelkamal, which also underwent site preparation. Well, a couple weeks ago the tower to be built on this adjacent plot was finally unveiled…

To be built by Dynamix-Balwas group, Neelkamal’s parent company, the 260m, 64 floor Dynamic-Balwas Tower:

^ DB Tower = new hotness

For more information, and a large collection of hi-res pictures of this awesome project originally posted by me on Skyscrapercity.com, 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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India Tower, Marine Lines, Mumbai, India

…Mumbai’s, India’s and the Subcontinent’s tallest, greenest building!

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07 Oct, 2008 - This tower has been renamed and redesigned!!

Please see this project update post for the latest info.

Ignore this post with the misinformed info. (Kept for posterity’s sake.)

We now return you to your outdated post, already in progress.
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Big news Skyscraper Fans!

India Tower, (formerly known as “Park Hyatt Tower“), the 74-storey, 301 meter tall mixed-use residential and hotel tower has officially begun construction!

With this news, the 882,000 sq ft tower has set a number of records ranging from “Mumbai’s Tallest” to “India’s First Supertall” to “India’s Greenest Skyscraper.” It also has the great distinction of being represented in the Indian Skyscraper Blog’s logo!

While equally tall and taller buildings have been approved, like the Hyderabad’s 100+ storied Lanco Hills Signature Tower, Hyderabad’s 100+ storied APIIC Trade Tower, and Mumbai’s India International Trade Tower, and almost 10 more supertalls are proposed, so far none of them have actually broken ground yet.

Designed by Fox and Fowle (FXFOWLE) architects as part of a three-hotel luxury project being developed by Neelkamal Realtors in conjunction with Hyatt hotels, India Tower is located at Marine Lines, Mumbai, just north of the city’s historical district. It marks the southernmost point of a major region of skyscraper development that currently stretches north to under construction Parel/Back Bay skyline.

For more information, and a large collection of hi-res pictures of this awesome project originally posted by me on Skyscrapercity.com, read on!…

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