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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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The Maitreya Project, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

…The World’s tallest statue and a brilliant religious masterpiece dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha!

Now, another great religious project has officially been given the go-ahead in one of the poorest parts of India. The Maitreya Project is a tribute to Buddhism for and from the land of the Buddha and is as a multi-faith cooperative designed by Tibetans who call India their home as as a lasting gift to India and Buddhism.

In this era of veritable skyscraper-hedonism (*cough*Dubai*coughh* j/k), this project is unique in that it is designed to fulfill a completely selfless goal, namely “to benefit as many people as possible.” A monumental sustainable work of art that will serve as a constant source of inspiration and a symbol of loving-kindness, work will soon begin on the 152 meter-tall Maitreya Buddha Statue that is the centerpiece of a large temple complex.

An engineering marvel that at will not only be — at three times the size of the Statue of Liberty — the world’s tallest statue and world’s tallest temple but will also be the world’s largest (first?) statue-skyscraper, designed to have a lifespan surpassing a 1,000 years.

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

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The temple of Vedic Planetarium, Mayapur, India
…to be the World’s tallest Hindu temple (35 storeys)

Part 2: Project Detail.
(Continued from Part 1)


The second part of my post goes into more detail about the temple’s architecture, how it evolved into the current design, and the master plan, originally posted by me on Skyscrapercity.com. So read on!…
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The temple of Vedic Planetarium, Mayapur, India
…to be the World’s tallest Hindu temple (35 storeys)

Part 1: Project Overview

The focal point of Indian architecture, like its culture, has always been religious in nature. Just as the Indian economic boom is bringing incredible economic and architectural growth in the secular area, so has Indian religious architecture started once again creating some of the worlds largest, massive, and most intricate religious architecture in world.

Now, plans are underway in Mayapur, West Bengal, located on the banks of the River Ganga near Navadvip, about 130 km north of Kolkata, to build another massive religious work: the tallest Hindu temple in the world, one of the largest religious buildings ever constructed (the largest being the Ankgor Wat Hindu temple in Cambodia), and one of the largest religious complexes to be built in last 200 years. A temple that, at 35 storeys, and will be just shy of the Pyramids in Giza in height, and without major repair is built to last over a thousand years –the Sri Mayapur Vedic Planetarium and Temple.

Read on for a comprehensive description of the planned temple, originally posted by me on Skyscrapercity.com

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