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Jai Jul 25, 2010 7:38 PM

MUMBAI | Palais Royale | 1,050 FT / 320 M | 66 FLOORS
 
Palais Royale, Mumbai, India


While certainly not the prettiest monster to rise in the booming Mumbai skyline, this corian clad monolith represents a number of 'firsts.' It's the first supertall that started construction in Mumbai (having beaten a number of other towers that got tangled up in bureaucratic approval), its the first residential in India with a LEED Platinum rating, etc.

Due to very tall floor heigths, tower breaks supertall heights being only 66 floors high. With list of amenities for residents approaching the ridiculous, this is definately a rich man's tower.


The most sigificant thing about this tower to the Indian skyscraper afficianado is not its height (though its tall) nor its design (boring as hell), but the fact that it was the proverbial straw that broke the back of Mumbai's infamous red tape babudom. The approval and subsequent high-speed construction of this tower led to more and more supertalls and talls being built in Mumbai.

In the last month and a half alone, Mumbai's Urban Land Ceiling Department has approved over twenty-two supertall skyscrapers (300m+) in Mumbai.


So while this tower stands alone in the rendering, all that open mill land next to it will ensure it won't stick out like a sore thumb for long

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Mumbai Residential High-Rise Tower

Upscale residential super high-rise tower (80+ stories tall) in Mumbai (Bombay) India, a city where real estate prices are among the highest in the world. The building, which will offer super luxury apartments with all amenities for residents, is claimed by some to become the tallest building in India when the structure is completed in late 2009. The structural system consists of high strength concrete shear walls, columns, beams and slabs supported by a mat foundation pinned by rock anchors. There will be four to five basement levels, used mostly for parking. Coffman Engineers has been selected by the owners to evaluate and optimize the lateral force resisting system, including the introduction of damping devices, to enhance the performance of the building in earthquakes and in response to wind loading.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/2...aisroyale8.jpg
Construction pics to follow.

Cheers,
Jai

Jai Jul 25, 2010 7:39 PM

2009
 
Construction Circa 2009:


Copyright Livemint Mumbai
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Copyright DixonBaxi
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September - copyright Siddharth Vaghela
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Jai Jul 25, 2010 7:46 PM

2010
 
Construction photos from this year


February - copyright Jan @ SSC
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Looking down the 200 meter tall atrium in the heart of the top 2/3rd of the tower, which on completion will be the largest atrium in the world-
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March 18 - copyright Horia
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March 19 - copyright Roland
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May 27 - copyright amhrpi @ SSC
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June 18, before a monsoon rain - copyright Nalini
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June 24 - copyright Vig K (the crane left of center in the pic, behind the Nehru planetarium)
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Spud Jul 26, 2010 7:57 AM

Nice shots. I'd love to visit Mumbai one day. It looks like a great city.

HurricaneHugo Jul 26, 2010 8:54 AM

That's one ugly tower...

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Jul 26, 2010 1:59 PM

i think its the ugliest supertall ever

chex Jul 27, 2010 4:53 AM

:previous: i agree! it's so ugly! and massive!

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Jul 27, 2010 5:02 AM

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Originally Posted by chex (Post 4926136)
:previous: i agree! it's so ugly! and massive!

ya! whats with the girth of this tower its awkward and unnecessary!

Dylan Leblanc Jul 27, 2010 6:25 AM

Hey great! Jai, thanks for starting a thread for this building. I have now also created a database entry for it - http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=87683

Canadian_Bacon Jul 27, 2010 9:14 PM

Cool pics... The tower is nothing great, but it's not that terrible. It does look very bland though.

Pizzuti Jul 27, 2010 9:35 PM

I think the design is reminiscent of a lot of supersized Hindu temples in India, which are similarly very massive and monolithic and have ribbed surfaces.

This could be one of those things where an Easterner and a Westerner have totally different opinions on the way this building looks. I would hate to see something like this being built in the U.S., but in Mumbai it fits in and will do fine.

I think it's good that different cultures and cities employ really different architectural styles.

koops65 Jul 28, 2010 10:52 AM

This tower reminds me of a girlfriend I once had. She was tall and fat.

Infernal_Elf Aug 18, 2010 10:59 AM

in the rendenings it kinda looks like its whitish conrete without cladding not exactly a beauty.

hopefully Mumbai will get many more with greater design and cladding so that this one wont be that visible

mannu12 Sep 9, 2010 8:13 AM

Yeah even I hate this tower

borgo100 Sep 10, 2010 2:12 AM

If you've ever watched Aftermath: Population Overload on History channel, i feel this is the kind of tower only to be built once that happens.

kenratboy Sep 10, 2010 3:33 AM

Is this what happens when you ONLY hire engineers?

scalziand Mar 8, 2012 4:25 AM

Video Link


Palais Royale can be seen near the end of this video.

RLS_rls Mar 14, 2012 4:27 AM

Wait...what? The building will be clad in Corian? I've never heard of that before, I thought it was exclusively a countertop material. Does it have properties that make it attractive to high humidity environments?

As for the tower, nothing special that's for sure. Good for Mumbai though, the project is impressive and 22 supertalls (?!?!) is crazy.

scalziand Mar 14, 2012 5:45 AM

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Originally Posted by RLS_rls (Post 5626768)
Wait...what? The building will be clad in Corian? I've never heard of that before, I thought it was exclusively a countertop material. Does it have properties that make it attractive to high humidity environments?

I think bathrooms are usually high humidity environments.

Surrealplaces Dec 13, 2012 6:34 PM

Not a fan of this one, since when did they start making commie blocks so tall?

Duck From NY Dec 15, 2012 2:16 AM

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Originally Posted by koops65 (Post 4927426)
This tower reminds me of a girlfriend I once had. She was tall and fat.

Hahaha. This thing looks like it was built to withstand Godzilla.

DURKEY427 Dec 15, 2012 12:51 PM

I think Mumbai could be the next Dubai :)

kpdrummer82 Dec 15, 2012 4:47 PM

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Originally Posted by DURKEY427 (Post 5938963)
I think Mumbai could be the next Dubai :)

Haha funny one, more like the exact opposite. I actually do think this might be the ugliest building ever to be designed/proposed/built.

NYguy Sep 16, 2013 1:31 PM

I can imagine the outrage if something like this happened here.



What a hunk of junk.

BrownTown Sep 17, 2013 4:41 PM

It's frustrating to me the amount of negative comments that non-American style skyscrapers seem to garner on this forum. I fail to see what is so superior about the cookie cutter office towers being built in New York which almost always invariably end up as rectangular prisms clad in blue glass or the pencil thin residential towers that make absolutely no sort of economic or engineering sense except in the context of the ultra-rich having an insatiable desire to outdo one another for the best views. This tower is far from my favorite, but labeling it as a "hunk of junk" hardly seems fair. It certainlly seems much more interesting to me than half the towers proposed for NYC if only due to its novelty although I don't think you'll ever have to worry about it being built there since it looks too massive to even fit on a city block.

Duck From NY Sep 18, 2013 2:41 AM

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Originally Posted by BrownTown (Post 6270118)
It's frustrating to me the amount of negative comments that non-American style skyscrapers seem to garner on this forum. I fail to see what is so superior about the cookie cutter office towers being built in New York which almost always invariably end up as rectangular prisms clad in blue glass or the pencil thin residential towers that make absolutely no sort of economic or engineering sense except in the context of the ultra-rich having an insatiable desire to outdo one another for the best views. This tower is far from my favorite, but labeling it as a "hunk of junk" hardly seems fair. It certainlly seems much more interesting to me than half the towers proposed for NYC if only due to its novelty although I don't think you'll ever have to worry about it being built there since it looks too massive to even fit on a city block.

First of all, there are plenty of daring and unique designs going up in NYC. Secondly, this building in particular is getting critiqued because it's almost universally ugly. Third, if you want to talk about the ultra-rich, try India: http://hbowatch.com/vice-episode-05-...rs-a-review-2/

P2000 Jul 30, 2014 7:28 PM

Any update?

CTBUH considers that it's On Hold :(

http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/mumbai/palais-royale

ILNY Jul 31, 2014 12:32 AM

Few photos found on SCC.

Notice how massive this building looks compared to other towers.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9942/fh86.jpg
Credit: http://www.airpix.in/


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Posted by danieli on SCC.

Pete8680 Sep 15, 2014 9:59 PM

This just may b my least favorite supertall. It looks like a future prison from a bad sci fi movie.:uhh:

Surrealplaces Sep 26, 2014 6:33 PM

I'm not impressed by the building, but Mumbai the city is looking better all the time.

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Originally Posted by ILNY (Post 6675409)
Few photos found on SCC.

Notice how massive this building looks compared to other towers.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9942/fh86.jpg
Credit: http://www.airpix.in/


Design-mind Mar 6, 2015 4:52 AM

Interesting video, has some explanation on the design.

Video Link

Guiltyspark Mar 6, 2015 8:29 PM

Looks like the megablock from Dread.

Almost large enough to be an ARCO if it was mixed use.

Urbannizer Jan 31, 2016 7:45 AM

Mumbai High Court Rules on Illegal Construction at the Palais Royale

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In a fresh setback for one of India's tallest skyscrapers, Palais Royale at Worli, the Bombay High Court held on January 27 that the top 13 floors of the 56-story building, as well as a 15-story public parking tower next to it, were “completely illegal.”

A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice C V Bhadang called it a “brazen defiance” of rules and has left it to the municipal commissioner to decide the fate of these two structures. Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure Ltd (SRUIL) has been allowed to apply for fresh commencement and development permission from the Brihanmumbai Municpal Corporation (BMC) for the parking tower as well as for regularizing the 13 floors. Whether any of the 13 upper floors can be saved would depend on the BMC's decision. They have four months to decide on the issue.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1564/...f8b7cc1d_h.jpgMumbai by Night by Olivier Lohse, on Flickr

Design-mind Jan 31, 2016 9:44 PM

Wow a city centre just popped up over night!!

jinka sreekanth Apr 17, 2016 2:39 PM

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source

Bareshellestates Apr 19, 2016 6:12 AM

Where is it located in Worli ?

Bareshellestates Apr 19, 2016 6:28 AM

We currenty have a huge tower being built by one of the top companies in Mumbai in Thane. It is one of the upcoming new residential project in Ghodbunder road, thane. Clcik to see photographs.


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