Across the world, in almost all countries, the landmarks that become popular are those that are either tallest or longest or biggest. Tall buildings and skyscrapers usually determine how urbanized a country is. In those lines, here are 10 tallest buildings in India that serve as landmarks to the respective cities. An important point to note is that most of India’s tallest buildings are located in the city of Mumbai.
1. Imperial I
With a national ranking of the tallest building in India, this building located in Mumbai, is a residential complex. The construction of this tower began in 2002 and ended in 2010.
A speciality of this building is that a landscaped podium on the ninth floor provides a green space amenity for the residents. The architectural height of this building is 840 ft with 60 floors above the ground.
2. Imperial II
This building is the twin tower of Imperial I located in the same place as above. This building also stands at a height of 840 ft, with 60 floors and 17 elevators. The Imperial I and Imperial II together are called as Imperial Towers. The towers built by S D Corporation Pvt Ltd are located exactly in SP Mills Compound, Mumbai.
On global ranking, the Imperial Towers are ranked 135th in Asia and 258th in the World.
3. Ahuja Towers
At an architectural height of 815 ft, this building houses 78 apartments and has 9 elevators. The number of floors above the ground is 54 and below the ground are 2. Built by the Ahuja group, this building is ranked as 168th tallest in Asia. The steel cum concrete structure is used for residential purposes and located near Rajabhai Desai Marg in Mumbai
4. Lodha Bellisimo Tower 2
Standing tall with 53 floors above the ground, the Lodha Bellisimo Tower 2 is about 648 feet high. If measured till the tip of the building, the height is 689 ft. The concrete structure is located on N.M.Joshi Marg in Mumbai and is used for residential purposes.
5. Lodha Bellisimo Tower
A twin tower of the Lodha Bellisimo Tower 2, this building also is about 648 feet high architecturally. The number of vehicles that can be parked within this building is 500. There are 48 floors above the ground and 2 floors below the ground level. The construction of this building started in 2006 and ended in 2012 and is used for residential purposes. This is the 5th tallest building in India and also 5th tallest one in Mumbai.
6. Ashok Towers D
With 49 floors above the ground, The Ashok Towers D is 633 ft high. Yet again a residential complex, this building is located on Doctor Ernest Borges Road in Mumbai. Construction of this building was started in 2007 and ended in 2010.
7. Ruby Mills Tower
Following the tallest six buildings which were primarily residential complexes, this tower is used to house office establishments. The building is located in Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai. The construction of this building began in 2007 and ended in 2013. The building is 627 ft high with 40 floors above the ground.
8. Orchid Woods 1
Also named as DB Woods Tower 1, this building which is the 8th tallest one in India and the city of Mumbai, is located in Sai Road, Goregaon. The building is 623 ft high with 55 floors above the ground. With construction beginning in 2007, the building was completed in a span of 6 years.
9. Orchid Woods 2
Built as one of the buildings of Orchid Woods complex, this building is exactly the same as its counterparts. This complex is residential in nature and developed by the DB group. This building was also built in 6 years time frame.
10. Orchid Woods 3
This tower is also of similar dimensions to the above mentioned buildings as it is part of the same complex of Orchid Woods. This is considered as the 10th tallest building in India and the city of Mumbai.
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Reference: 2016 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, www.skyscrapercenter.com