World's tallest building may be built in New Delhi

#1 Mar 29th, 2005, 23:11
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From the Times of India:
NEW DELHI: Delhi is looking skywards with the world's tallest 135-storey building which may soon come up in Noida, a satellite township on the outskirts of Delhi.

The proposed skyscraper that is set to come up in Noida may unseat the Taipei tower, currently the world's tallest building.

The skyscraper is set to be built as part of an ambitious Noida City Centre in Uttar Pradesh.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...ow/1064855.cms
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Stupid, stupid, stupid idea.

You expand vertically when there's no space left to expand horizontally. Tall buildings have traditionally been built in crowded cities (except when built on the whim of a Sheikh in a Gulf country). I can understand a city like Mumbai going for it becuase it's surrounded by the sea and has no land to expand.

It doesn't make any sense to do this in Noida. I'm sure it's another of Mayawati's [Chief Minister of UP] crazy idea. She first tried her hand at grandness with the multicrore Taj Heritage corridor project and when that didn't work, she's on to this.
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with the quality of indian construction, i doubt if it will go up further than 30 floors.
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...and I took the road less travelled.
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Originally Posted by Mandsaur "The proposal is still at a very preliminary stage and aspects like the cost and related activities have also to be worked out," he said to a leading Indian daily.
No kidding. You really gotta hand it to those journalists sometimes.
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Originally Posted by soulfood Stupid, stupid, stupid idea.

You expand vertically when there's no space left to expand horizontally. Tall buildings have traditionally been built in crowded cities (expect when built on the whim of a Sheikh in a Gulf country). I can understand a city like Mumbai going for it becuase it's surrounded by the sea and has no land to expand.
You are right .

However, greedy builders have not spared the sea in Mumbai either, they have built buildings on reclaimed land !! Mumbaikars then invoke the almighty's blessings so that a tsunami may spare the city ! How selfish can we get !!

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Agreement to most all previous comments.
Cept 1, there is atleast 1 tall building in India already, in Delhi to be precise and I can see it from my home too.

Its called the Tv Tower...



But yes, the idea of the tallest building in the world in Delhi seems a bit ahead of its time.
Given the space available and the quality of construction... it rather wait.

Let there be a 35 before theres a 135 storey IMO.
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fun theories on building upward

Of course, arcology isn't very feasible. But I appreciate the effort.
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I was one glad guy to find an aversion to sky-rises in India. What's the point in such huge edifices that are prone to all kinds of vagaries from fire to aeroplanes. Small buildings in ambient green zones are always welcome.
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Originally Posted by tadka fun theories on building upward

Of course, arcology isn't very feasible. But I appreciate the effort.
Wow. Thanks for this! Arcology (architecture + ecology) looks like a fascinating concept.
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Originally Posted by machadinha No kidding. You really gotta hand it to those journalists sometimes.
Are TOI writers still considered journalists?

Really, this is one of their typical crappy aspirational stories about what *might* happen. They run about a million of them and they all have the "we might soon be able to colonize Mars" flavor, for all we know the developers simply paid TOI to "report" the story.
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Well Raos I don't know but if you're talking about the proposed newest highest building in the world, handling "aspects like the cost" in an off-hand sidelined manner makes you wonder doesn't it. Always knew I should have been a newspaper editor Page 1 stuff guys! They pay!
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Originally Posted by Raos ...for all we know the developers simply paid TOI to "report" the story.
Not that I disagree about the quality of "news" in Slimes of India, but the story is reported in yesterday's HT as well.

I now see that it also appeared in Indian Express, Rediff, Financial express etc.
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Thumbs down Operative Word is May

The article and proposal is filled with such tentativeness, it makes me laugh. It may be built. The most important aspect of funds is also in question. And why the heck would they announce such a venture at this time. I think this is humbug.

Ecology and other aspects aside, we are simply not capable to accomplishing such a feat. They operative word is accomplishing not just tlaking. Anyways I find this to be a hillarious idea and topic. But then I am open to being wrong....
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Originally Posted by soulfood Not that I disagree about the quality of "news" in Slimes of India, but the story is reported in yesterday's HT as well.

I now see that it also appeared in Indian Express, Rediff, Financial express etc.
So they paid them all off... Just can't turn off the cynicism when it comes to some of these media outlets!
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