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Raheja Platinum, Upper Worli, Mumbai, India
…In the running for the title of the Tallest Tower in Mumbai!

What may very well be Mumbai’s tallest known tower, and one of India’s tallest commercial towers had been announced by K Raheja Universal Builders!

The 85 floor (!) nearly 300m tall signature Raheja Platinum skyscraper is the one of those towers that aims that will break the mental/cultural dam holding back corporate skyscraper construction in Mumbai.


^ Standing (very) tall at 85 stories, Raheja Platinum
Pic courtesy K Raheja Universal

Located in Upper Worli (aka Lower Parel), Raheja Platinum will rub shoulders with a slew of supertalls and skyscrapers that represent the transformation of old textile mill land to worldclass real estate.

For more information, location maps and renderings of the other proposed designs to the tower, read on!

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Oberoi Skyz, Worli, Mumbai, India
… possibly Mumbai’s tallest twin tower and once Mumbai’s tallest u/c tower projects

Oberoi Skyz by Oberoi Constructions is one of the first skyscrapers proposed for the now growing Worli skyine.

Touted as a super-lux development, Oberoi Constructions apparently didn’t even deign to advertise, but instead targeted über-rich individual clients including Indian sports stars, industry tycoons and A-list Bollywood celebs.


^ The Oberoi Skyz twin residential towers
Pic courtesy ConstructionWorld and Oberoi Constructions

In contrast to many of the unique architectural gems coming up in Mumbai, Oberoi Skyz is decidedly run-of-the-mill. Comprising two towers of 65 floors, each with one unit per floor, the towers are located smack dab in the middle of Mumbai’s Worli neighborhood’s bourgening skyline where it will rub shoulders with equally tall towers and even taller supertalls.

So while the architecture of the 65-story twin towers (50 stories + 15 floor podium) is nothing special, this was not always the case. Skyz it was one of the first towers in Mumbai whose developers thought tall. The project was originally supposed to be a massive “rocket-shaped” tower 90 stories/345 meters tall, but were denied clearance because they would interfere with a nearby TV tower.

Thankfully, that era of thinking in Mumbai is coming to a close, with even taller towers having since been approved in virtually the same area as Oberoi Skyz. So you can say that this tower was either proposed too soon and was thus shortened, or the legal wrangling surrounding this tower’s approval paved the way for other, taller projects.

For more information on this tower, including articles and renderings, read on!…

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Jupiter Mills Tower, Mumbai, India
… one of Mumbai’s tallest all-residential skyscrapers and an awesome futuristic design!

Long awaited renderings for the promised residential tower at redevelopment of Jupiter Mills, Mumbai (Bombay) by developers Indiabulls Real Estate has finally been released by Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects:


^ (Jupiter Mills Tower on left, Elphinstone Mills Tower on right)


According to the architects, “Jupiter Mills is a 75-story luxury residential tower in the heart of downtown Mumbai. To maximize views, the tower includes 50 stories of residential condominiums from floors 25-75. The building was designed to a LEED Platinum standard.”

For more information, renderings and news of this projectoriginally 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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Waves, Worli, Mumbai, India
… One of Mumbai’s and India’s tallest, most massive buildings, and an awesome example of organic architecture

Holy Wow…


^ The massive Wave tower proposal
Pic courtesy Architect Sanjay Puri

One of India’s awesome up-and coming architects, Sanjay Puri, graduates into the big leagues with this beautiful residential skyscraper crowning one side of Mumbai’s Worli seafront.

For more information, renderings and news of this project originally posted by me on Skyscrapercity.com, read on!…

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Indiabulls’s Elphinstone Mills Tower, Mumbai, India

…Mumbai’s first major commercial skyscraper, one of Mumbai’s greenest skyscrapers, and an awesome indication of what the redevelopment of the Mill Lands will mean for the burgeoning Mumbai skyline!

Finally, renderings have been released for the redevelopment of Elphinstone Mills, Mumbai (Bombay) by developers Indiabulls Real Estate!

One of the first projects announced in a series of redevelopments of former textile mill lands in South Mumbai, the tower will be Mumbai’s first purely commercial skyscraper to break ground — all other skyscrapers being purely residential or mixed residential/hotel. Not only does it herald the next phase of high-quality but infrastructure-intensive commercial skyscraper development in Mumbai, but it is also an indication of what the redevelopment of the massive mill lands and slums in the next 5 years will mean for Mumbai and her booming skyline.

For more information, renderings and recent under-construction pictures of this project originally posted by me on Skyscrapercity.com, read on!…

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