The architecture of Mumbai blends Gothic, Victorian, Art Deco, Indo-Saracenic and contemporary architectural styles. Many buildings, structures and historical monuments remain from the colonial era. Mumbai, after Miami, has the second largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world.
On that note, India’s Top Real Estate Strategist and Real Estate Investment Advisor Hirav Shah picks some structures in Mumbai with unique distinguishing features.
1.Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station, in Mumbai, is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. The building, designed by the British architect F. W. Stevens, became the symbol of Bombay as the ‘Gothic City’ and the major international mercantile port of India. The terminal was built over 10 years, starting in 1878, according to a High Victorian Gothic design based on late medieval Italian models. Its remarkable stone dome, turrets, pointed arches and eccentric ground plan are close to traditional Indian palace architecture. It is an outstanding example of the meeting of two cultures, as British architects worked with Indian craftsmen to include Indian architectural tradition and idioms thus forging a new style unique to Bombay.
USP- It is an outstanding example of the fusion of two cultures , as British architects worked with Indian craftsmen to include Indian architectural tradition and idioms thus forging a new style unique to Mumbai.
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2. Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911. The structure is an arch made of basalt, 26 meters (85 feet) high, and is amongst the most popular tourist places to visit in Mumbai. Completed in 1924 and done in Islamic styles of 16th-century Gujarat architecture, this piece of art was also the witness to India’s march towards independence and the terrorist attack of 26/11.
USP: It was built as a victorious arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai (then, Bombay).
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3. Taj Mahal hotel
India’s first 5-star hotel, the Taj Mahal hotel, commissioned by Sir Jamshedji Tata, opened on December 16, 1903. Since then, the hotel has hosted several dignitaries and eminent personalities from all parts of the world. Some of the most notable names being Lord Mountbatten, Rattanbai Petit, the second wife of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Sarojini Naidu, Jazz legend Micky Correa, former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton, another former US President Barack Obama, and Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.
There are several stories around why the hotel was built. According to one of the stories, Sir Jamshedji Tata decided to build the hotel because he was once denied entry into the Watson’s Hotel, one of the grandest hotels in Mumbai during that time, as it was restricted to whites only. Many historians, however, shun the story saying that a man of his stature would hardly be affected by petty issues like that. They suggest that it was his love for Mumbai, and the insistence of the editor of The Times of India that motivated him to build the hotel.
Taj Mahal Palace, the flagship property of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, was designed by Indian architects, DN Mirza and Sitaram Khanderao Vaidya. The builder, too, was an Indian – Khansaheb Sorabji Ruttonji Contractor.
1.It is India’s first building to have received intellectual property rights for protecting its architectural design
2.When the hotel first started its operations in 1903, the room rent was ₹ 13 per day
It was the first Indian hotel that had English butlers, electricity, American fans, German elevators, and Turkish baths
3.It was also the first hotel that got a license to open a bar and a discotheque.
This property was the FIRST to incorporate literally everything, in the Hotel Industry.
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4. Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court (Established: 14 Aug 1862) is one of the oldest High Courts of India. It is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Its jurisdiction covers the states of Maharashtra and Goa, and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. The High Court has regional branches at Nagpur and Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Panaji, the capital of Goa.
The architectural structure of this historical monument is relatively significant. The whole structure of the building is made in Gothic Revival style of the Early English designs. The credit for the designing of this outstanding monument goes to Col. J. A. Fuller. He was a British Engineer by profession. The area of this massive building is huge with a length of 171 metres (562 feet) and a breadth of 57 metres (187 feet).
It is also said that Astrology is deeply linked to the architectural structure of Bombay High Court.
Not just this building, today Astrology plays a vital role in the making of many buildings, properties, their structures, positions and in short, in the business of real estate.
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