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Namaste Tower: A reflection of India's economic boom

Last updated on: June 24, 2011 16:08 IST

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More than 85 skyscrapers are likely to adorn the Mumbai skyline in a few years. Or so say experts in the field of real estate.

A symbol of economic boom in India, its financial capital will be home to some of the world's most outstanding buildings.

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One of the most awaited skyscrapers in Mumbai is the Namaste Tower which will have 62 floors.

At a height of 300 metres (984 feet), it will be a landmark building in Mumbai's Lower Parel area.

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The building's shape is in the form of a greeting 'Namaste' as two wings of the hotel are held together like folded hands.

The tower plans to cater to Indian weddings. The design on the exterior represents the mehendi (henna) patterns, usually seen on a bride's hand.

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The space between the wings is designed for a corridor. At the end of the corridor an open atria will offer hotel guests great views of the city.

The building will also have internal gardens.

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The landmark building will have a hotel, office and retail space. Designed by Atkins Design Studio, Dubai, it will have a total area of 120,000 sq metres.

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Estimated to be completed in 2014, the tower will have 9,000 sq m of office space and 6,000 sq m of retail area.

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The building is designed to supply 12 per cent of the energy needed for hot water in hotel.  

The sky restaurant and bar will be the added attractions.


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