SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/index.php)
-   Supertall Construction (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=323)
-   -   MUMBAI | World One Tower | 450 m (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=182379)

Busy Bee Jun 9, 2010 1:05 AM

MUMBAI | World One Tower | 450 m
 
Live Higher Than the Empire State - in Mumbai

Luxury Mumbai Residential Tower to Top Empire State Building

By Eric Bellman | June 8, 2010


http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/im...0608082948.jpg
§

A Mumbai developer is about to start construction on what he claims will be the world’s tallest residential tower. If you are super rich, you can see what such lofty living feels like.

Mumbai builder Lodha Developers Ltd. said it will finish the over 117-storey stack of private homes called “World One” in 2014.

At more than 450 meters, it will be taller than the Empire State Building in New York or the Willis Tower, known until quite recently as the Sears Tower, in Chicago. It is also scheduled to beat the record for tallest residential tower which is currently held by the 323-meter residential complex in Australia called “Q1.”

World One will cost around $450 million to build and its rooms are already being sold at prices of $1.5 million all the way up to more than $12 million, according to the developer.

The building will get one of the highest environmental ratings in the world by recycling its water, harvesting rain water and using solar power, the developer said.

“This will help put Mumbai at the forefront of the architectural revolution that is happening across the world,” said Abhisheck Lodha, managing director of Lodha Developers.

He said this proud protrusion on the Mumbai skyline will point to how, “India is asserting itself on the global stage.”

This tallest residence, built on the grounds of a failed textile company, will not suffer the fate of many of the world’s tallest buildings which have often heralded the end of property booms, Mr. Lodha said. There is more than enough economic growth and demand for quality housing in Mumbai to find enough rich folks to fill the tower, he said.

India’s first sight of what may become a symbol of the city’s vibrancy didn’t go so smoothly, though. As Mr. Lodha and the building’s designers stood amid loud music, flashing spotlights and a bunch of stage smoke, the rotating platform that was supposed to turn and reveal the projected profile of the World One refused to turn all the way around.

After five minutes of uncomfortable smiling on stage it was fixed to show the architects’ rendition of what the oval-shaped tower will look like.

To design the massive building, Lodha brought in two U.S. firms: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, which helped design the pyramid in the Louvre in Paris, and Leslie E. Robertson Associates, which was behind the old World Trade Center in New York and other famous buildings including the Bank of China in Hong Kong.

The design of the skyscraper takes into account Indian family values, said Jay Berman, partner at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Indians want access to outside air so each apartment has a balcony.

Continued at Wall Street Journal/India Realtime

Busy Bee Jun 9, 2010 1:18 AM

World’s tallest residential building at Lower Parel

Express News Service | Wed Jun 09 2010

http://mizoramexpress.com/wp-content...t-building.jpg
§

MUMBAI- The city’s skyline is all set to play host to the world’s tallest residential building with Lodha Developers announcing the construction of a 117-storey tower in Lower Parel on Tuesday. Once ready in 2014, the 450-mt (1450 ft) highrise will dwarf the existing tallest residential building Q1, which is 323 mt (1058 ft) high, in Gold Coast, Australia. The 80-storey Q1 was built in 2005.

The half-a-kilometre tall structure will come up on the defunct 17-acre Shrinivas Mill plot in Lower Parel. Titled World One, the building will be part of the Rs 2000-crore Lodha Place project which comprises two other residential towers— a mall and a commercial building.

The skyscraper will have a total of 300 apartments and will have three and four bedroom flats, private villas with individual pools as well as duplexes measuring 10,000 sq ft. The flats come with exorbitant price tags of Rs 7.5 crore to Rs 50 crore.

Abhisheck Lodha, managing director of Lodha Group, said the project would cater to the Mumbaiites’ aspirations to a global lifestyle. Drawing a parallel with the Empire State Building as a symbol of America’s rise in the 1930s and more recently the Petronas Twin Towers and Shanghai World Financial Center representing the rise of Asia, the developer said World One would emerge as a landmark for Mumbai.

“Every global city is made memorable by its architectural landmarks. Be it the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Opera House in Sydney or the Empire State Building in New York, these vibrant forms reflect the passion and culture of the city they are located in. We are confident that World One will come to represent India’s quest for excellence in the economic and cultural arenas,” said Lodha.

The project is being designed by the New York-based architects Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, who have earlier worked on projects like the Grand Louvre Expansion and Modernization (Paris), the Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong) and the John Hancock Tower (Boston).

Rest of story at Indian Express

RobertWalpole Jun 9, 2010 2:31 AM

This is great news!

OneWorldTradeCenter Jun 12, 2010 1:13 PM

It's going to be the second tallest all residential. building, behind the 516-meter Pentominium.

Dale Jun 12, 2010 2:55 PM

But doesn't the Pentominium acheive it's height with basically a telephone pole ?

OneWorldTradeCenter Jun 12, 2010 5:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dale (Post 4875264)
But doesn't the Pentominium acheive it's height with basically a telephone pole ?

Height to roof is 516 meters, highest floor 468 meters (122 floors).

View2saintmartin Jun 12, 2010 5:31 PM

go for it Lodha Developers Ltd.!

the design looks tame, but who can judge from such a small rendering?

Infernal_Elf Jun 14, 2010 8:28 PM

will be very cool good to see India getting along well

Jai Jul 25, 2010 7:04 PM

Some more renderings:

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9...0006011012.jpg

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/1...00620at100.png

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/8...00620at101.png

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8...00620at101.png

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/895...00620at101.png

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3462/image001.gif

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5346/image002.gif

Jai Jul 25, 2010 7:05 PM

Site prep and booking is underway. Pics courtesy IndiansUnite @ SSC:

Outside the mill compound-
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/7274/dsc00042vn.jpg


Scale model in the sales gallery-
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8895/dsc00029tk.jpg

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/7747/dsc00030hl.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7269/dsc00031gc.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/4212/dsc00032oy.jpg


the site -
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/899/dsc00034vc.jpg

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/3732/dsc00038oq.jpg

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/535/dsc00036d.jpg

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5331/dsc00037q.jpg


Road leading into the site-

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8330/dsc00039g.jpg

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/2852/dsc00040t.jpg

Jai Jul 25, 2010 7:06 PM

@ Night:
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5...94b88b12bo.png

colemonkee Jul 25, 2010 7:56 PM

This tower will be made or broken on the materials used for the facade. If it's painted concrete, it will look pretty bad. If they use some sort of metal panels, it could end up looking really great.

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Jul 25, 2010 8:25 PM

idk why but im doubtful about this projects ability to actually get built.

Busy Bee Jul 25, 2010 11:13 PM

Take the Burj Dubai, Chicago's Trump and Lake Point Tower and smash them together and you stylistic have this tower.

brian.odonnell20 Jul 26, 2010 5:54 AM

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5331/dsc00037q.jpg

most miserable place to build a supertall in the world ? ?

Jai Jul 26, 2010 7:00 AM

^ Former slum redevelopment. It's Mumbai effectively leapfrogging several decades of development and redevelopment to keep pace with the Indian economic boom.

The poor get new housing that can be turned for great profit to them, and city infrastructure and development can grow organically and vertically. It's a win-win for all parties involved.


I'd say all in all, it's probably the very best place to build a supertall!

brian.odonnell20 Jul 26, 2010 4:24 PM

Just like the burj dubai, I highly doubt this will ever be even half occupied.

Jai Jul 27, 2010 9:47 AM

Cool, thanks for the prophecy. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/images/icons/icon14.gif

RobertWalpole Jul 27, 2010 1:27 PM

What's the likelihood of this being built. I hope that it is. Mumbai is the de facto capital of one of the emerging world powers.

brian.odonnell20 Jul 27, 2010 1:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jai (Post 4926267)

well, its not a prophecy... do you seriously think mumbai or dubai are going to have half the occupation for any of the towers they build? I mean, the only way they went up in the first place were because of cheap loans, mass debt, and notoriety. The developers aren't doing this to fulfill economic needs. If they were doing that, there would be highrises and shops all up and down the city. But no, there are still slums and piles of shit everywhere. They think adding all these supertalls are going to increase the quality and standard of living overnight. The worst though, is probably the supertall hotels the developers want. They must be absolutely crazy if they ever think these projects make any sound financial sense whatsoever. Theres a reason why dubai is in a recession right now, mainly because none of the towers are even remotely paying themselves off. And I can guarantee you as long as mumbai has this mindset, the city is never going to prosper. It might look nice from a distance, where you can't recognize how empty all the skyscrapers are and all the slums, but that's about it. Your welcome for the guarantee. :tup:

OneWorldTradeCenter Jul 27, 2010 3:17 PM

It's a really nice tower and I hope it gets built.

Troubadour Jul 28, 2010 2:05 AM

It's better than a glass box, but not by much.

NYC2ATX Jul 28, 2010 7:37 AM

Quite the stunning design, simple yet powerful. I'm impressed, Mumbai. Let's hope we see it go through to completion. :tup:

VISHWASHANTI Aug 29, 2010 5:27 PM

The Lodha World One Could Have Brought A Better Height If Designers Added A 50-60 Meter Spire On Top. It Falls Short Of Nanjing Greenland Fc Tower In China By 8 Meters Only And Thats Silly. Add A Sphire And Cross 500 Metrs Atleast.

VISHWASHANTI Aug 29, 2010 5:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VISHWASHANTI (Post 4963800)
The Lodha World One Could Have Brought A Better Height If Designers Added A 50-60 Meter Spire On Top. It Falls Short Of Nanjing Greenland Fc Tower In China By 8 Meters Only And Thats Silly. Add A Sphire And Cross 500 Metrs Atleast.

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES ARE USING RIDICULOUS MEANS TO GET THEIR TOWERS TALLER. NORTH AMERICA IS BEST AT IT, i.e. THEY INCREASE BUILDING HEIGHT DRASTICALLY BY ERECTING A SILLY SPIRE, e.g. BANK OF AMERICA TOWER, NY. SO INDIAN BUILDINGS SHOULD USE SPIRES TO CHALLENGE THE BEST. :hell:

brian.odonnell20 Aug 29, 2010 6:03 PM

spires are an important, accepted part of a building's aesthetic. Without a culminating point, a lot towers look incomplete and tacky. Of course, that is not always the case. But believe me when I say that spires aren't added just to boost the height. Some even make the whole look of some buildings.

VISHWASHANTI Sep 4, 2010 9:08 AM

GOOD THING THAT SPIRES HELP TOWERS GETA COMPLETE LOOK. I FEEL THAT THE LODHA WORLD ONE DOES NOT LOOK COMPLETE WITHOUT A SPIRE. SO THE DEVELOPERS MUST ADD SOMETHING DAZZLING ON TOP TO GIVE THE BUILDING A DIABOLIC LOOK. WHEN U BUILD TALL, THEN YOU SHOLUD GO TALLER IF ITS EASY TO ACHIEVE.

DEVELOPERS OF THE PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS ADDED THE SPIRES ONLY TO GET IT PAST THE HEIGHT OF THE WILIS TOWER. SO ITS NOT WRONG TO SAY THAT SPIRES ARE USED TO ENHANCE HEIGHT.[/COLOR] :sly:

jamesinclair Sep 5, 2010 6:54 AM

100+ floors and only 3 elevators?

Do you have to reserve your trip in advance?

phillyskyline Sep 5, 2010 6:15 PM

Kinda looks like the Trump Tower in Chicago, hope this thing gets built. Its impressive that its a residential skyscraper and not a commericial skyscraper.

Dylan Leblanc Sep 6, 2010 3:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesinclair (Post 4971163)
100+ floors and only 3 elevators?

Do you have to reserve your trip in advance?

There will probably be several elevator shafts in each of the sections labeled Lift. Perhaps each of the three sections will service different parts of the tower, like if you are going to the 20th floor you use Lift 1, going to the 60th floor use Lift 2, etc.

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5346/image002.gif

jamesinclair Sep 6, 2010 4:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylan Leblanc (Post 4971818)
There will probably be several elevator shafts in each of the sections labeled Lift. Perhaps each of the three sections will service different parts of the tower, like if you are going to the 20th floor you use Lift 1, going to the 60th floor use Lift 2, etc.

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5346/image002.gif


That would make sense, but the drawing indicates 3 elevators and not three elevator bays.

I hope Im wrong. I had a friend who lived in a 32 floor building. Each floor only had two apartments, but the building only had two elevators, the main one and the service one.

Waits could be quite annoying.

nlosborne3795 Sep 20, 2010 11:28 PM

Um... The Willis Tower is 1451 feet... Taller than The tacky World One and also the Willis Tower's spire soars to 1730

NYguy Oct 3, 2010 6:38 PM

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5c32fda8-c...tml?ftcamp=rss

Mumbai property rises above slums

By Joe Leahy and James Fontanella-Khan in Mumbai
October 3 2010

Quote:

Mumbai property developer Abhisheck Lodha is flanked by architects and engineers flown in from New York as he expounds on his plan to build the world’s tallest residential tower.

He hopes the 450-metre, 117-storey building planned for Mumbai’s midtown area – to be known as World One will help to propel India’s financial capital to the top ranks of the world’s ultra-high-rise cities, alongside New York, Hong Kong or Shanghai.

“Be it the Opera House in Sydney or the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, every city gets associated with an architectural landmark and our feeling was that Mumbai for long has been devoid [of such a structure],” says Mr Lodha.

World One is the most ambitious development in a new wave of super-tall apartment towers springing up around Mumbai. These gated developments, a mark of India’s rising economic clout, are not only changing the city’s skyline but also its social fabric.

Dylan Leblanc Oct 3, 2010 7:30 PM

NYguy, I moved your post over from the India Tower thread over to this one. :)

scalziand Nov 4, 2011 1:37 AM

Quote:

World One will start to rise above ground level from its 5-metre thick concrete foundations next month. While it must still negotiate an often-tangled regulatory process to get permission to climb above 90 storeys, it should meet its end-2014 deadline.
http://zeenews.india.com/business/re...tions_403.html

scalziand Nov 15, 2011 12:02 AM

http://i42.tinypic.com/2v3fmza.jpg
Coolguyz

scalziand Nov 20, 2011 7:58 PM

http://i39.tinypic.com/3128ch3.jpg
Savz

scalziand Jan 5, 2012 9:59 PM

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3...1231100012.jpg
Coolguyz

scalziand Jan 11, 2012 8:54 PM

Above ground now.
http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5...0110162455.jpg
Savz

gramsjdg Jan 14, 2012 5:53 AM

This building rocks! :rock:

Dylan Leblanc Jan 14, 2012 6:30 AM

thanks for posting the updates scalziand! :tup:

scalziand Jan 30, 2012 3:23 AM

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/2...0129145821.jpg
Savz

scalziand Feb 9, 2012 2:03 AM

Finally a decent overview of the site. Looks rather like a mini-burj.
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/198/dsc04309e.jpg
Prawnsp123

Juanses Feb 9, 2012 4:55 AM

Im super excited for this one! - sup from NYC !

colemonkee Feb 9, 2012 7:21 AM

And a sizable amount of construction going on in the immediate area. Anyone know what some of those other projects are?

scalziand Feb 9, 2012 1:33 PM

World One is part of a complex that will have 2 other towers in it, World Crest and the Queen Tower, which is supposed to be at least 90floors. I don't know much about adjacent projects though.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1829/dscn5639fk.jpg

Ok, I done a bit of digging. The tower under construction in the lower left is one of a 45 floor twin tower development called Lotus Complex

To the right of World One/World Crest there's going to be some sort of sports arena.

The tower under construction in the upper right with the speckled blue cladding at the base is the 60 floor Orbit Terraces

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/6...lowerparel.png

Zapatan Feb 9, 2012 4:20 PM

The tower is 442 meters not 450, it's the exact same height as Sears.

colemonkee Feb 9, 2012 5:50 PM

Nice work, scaziland! This area is going to have quite the skyline in a few years.

whiteford Feb 18, 2012 5:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brian.odonnell20 (Post 4926362)
well, its not a prophecy... do you seriously think mumbai or dubai are going to have half the occupation for any of the towers they build? I mean, the only way they went up in the first place were because of cheap loans, mass debt, and notoriety. The developers aren't doing this to fulfill economic needs. If they were doing that, there would be highrises and shops all up and down the city. But no, there are still slums and piles of shit everywhere. They think adding all these supertalls are going to increase the quality and standard of living overnight. The worst though, is probably the supertall hotels the developers want. They must be absolutely crazy if they ever think these projects make any sound financial sense whatsoever. Theres a reason why dubai is in a recession right now, mainly because none of the towers are even remotely paying themselves off. And I can guarantee you as long as mumbai has this mindset, the city is never going to prosper. It might look nice from a distance, where you can't recognize how empty all the skyscrapers are and all the slums, but that's about it. Your welcome for the guarantee. :tup:

cool political rant. to bad this was a skyscraper form hey?

philvia Feb 18, 2012 6:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteford (Post 5595994)
cool political rant. to bad this was a skyscraper form hey?

so we're only supposed to care about the way they look and how tall they are right?

lets all ignore context, great idea.


All times are GMT. The time now is 1:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.