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2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
"Meet the Authors of Wind Code" Half-Day Seminar
18 Nov 2017, Mumbai – Event Report
CTBUH India organized a half-day seminar, the venue of which was sponsored by Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering.
CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Host 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum
23 Feb 2017, Colombo – Event Report
The 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum was held, together with the first Global Lift and Escalator Expo at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre in Colombo.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
Draft Code Technical Discussion Held by CTBUH India
11 Apr 2015, Mumbai – Event Report
CTBUH India organized a half-day technical discussion on the draft code with twenty-one prominent practicing structural engineers discussing it's theoretical background
CTBUH Presents Keynote at Mumbai Awards Event
12 Oct 2012, Mumbai – Event Report
Speaking to the CW Architects and Builders Awards, Public Affairs Manager Kevin Brass addressed the latest trends in the industry and challenges facing future development.
CBM Engineers and Sterling Engineering Present on Palais Royale Tower
21 Sep 2012 – Conference Video and PPT
India, with its relatively young tall building industry, is now beginning to experiment with the supertall, a handful of which are now under construction in Mumbai. The first of these scheduled to complete is the 320-meter Palais Royale Residential…
CTBUH India: High-rise Building Technology
14 Jan 2012, New Delhi – Event Report
CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson, of NBBJ, and CTBUH Advisory Group Member Ahmad Abdelrazaq, of Samsung, recently spoke at a CTBUH seminar on building technology.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
2009-2010 Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai – Final Review
30 Apr 2010, Chicago – Event Report
The completion of an intense semester of work for the students and tutors involved in the CTBUH-IIT advanced architectural studio was marked by the final reviews.
The Remaking of Mumbai Field Visit
26 Jan-7 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
With the support from the CTBUH and RoMF, twelve advanced architectural students from the IIT left the cold winter of Chicago for a two week visit to the project site, in the C-ward.
2010 Mumbai World Conference: Remaking Sustainable Cities
3-5 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Conference Report
Rapid urbanization of developing countries such as India and China over the past decade have resulted in almost 200,000 people migrating from rural to urban regions every day.
Palais Royale
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
Located in Worli, Mumbai, Palais Royale is a first-of-its-kind residential project by Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure Ltd : it is India’s first and largest green residential building.
Kanchanjunga Apartment Tower
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
In Mumbai, a building has to be oriented east-west to catch prevailing sea breezes and to open up the best views of the city.
C - Ward
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
The C Ward of Mumbai consists of some of the oldest localities of the city. These areas have been urbanized since the past 100 years and accommodate a large population.
South Mumbai Cultural Tour
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
Mumbai, a melting pot of cultures, pulsates with activity. India’s financial powerhouse and also the capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai dazzles the visitor.
Dharavi
4 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Tour Report
India’s largest slum, Dharavi, lies on prime property right in the middle of India's financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay). It is home to more than a million people.
Mumbai 2010: Conference Dinner
3 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Event Report
The Conference Dinner was held in the evening after the first day’s proceedings, and took place amidst the lovely ambiance of the terraced garden of the Renaissance Hotel and Conference
Mumbai 2010: Welcome / VIP Reception
2 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Event Report
Amidst the spectacular setting of the Renaissance Hotel’s upper garden terrace, the Welcome/VIP Reception took place the evening before the conference.
Trustees Meeting 2010, Mumbai
2 Feb 2010, Mumbai – Event Report
The 2010 annual Trustees meeting took place prior to the CTBUH 2010 World Conference Mumbai, in the same venue as the conference, the Renaissance Hotel Mumbai.
Promotional Tour for Mumbai Conference
Dec 2009, Mumbai – Event Report
Executive Director Antony Wood undertook a promotional tour of India for the Mumbai conference. The tour took in Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune.
Antony Wood Presents at ET Think Turf Round-table Discussion
1 Dec 2009 – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood participates in a round table discussion at the Times of India headquarters in Mumbai, India to promote the 2010 Mumbai Conference (3-5th February 2010) and present the intentions behind the conference.
Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai - Final Reviews
7 May 2009, Chicago – Event Report
The culmination of a semester of intense work for the students and tutors involved in the CTBUH-IIT ‘Tall & Green: The Remaking of Mumbai’ advanced architectural studio.
The Remaking of Mumbai, Tour
1-11 Feb 2009, Mumbai – Tour Report
Ten advanced architectural students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Prof. Antony Wood to engage in the urban issues of the C-ward district of Mumbai.

Featured Tall Buildings in India

Imperial Towers

Imperial Towers, Mumbai

Among the tallest twin towers in the world, Imperial Towers completed as the tallest building in India in 2010 and have helped redefine luxury towers on the Mumbai skyline.

Kanchanjunga Apartments

Kanchanjunga Apartments, Mumbai

One of the best known towers in India, Kanchanjunga Apartments reinterpret Indian traditional living patterns in the sky, rooting the design in its cultural context.

Residence Antilia

Residence Antilia, Mumbai

Antilia is a residential complex that at the time of completion, in 2010, was reported to be the most expensive home in the world – it includes a staff of 600 to maintain the residence.

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India Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in India, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Patron

Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin
Canada
WIND ENGO ENVE

Donor

Larsen & Toubro Larsen & Toubro
India
CON STRC MEP FIN

Contributor

Radius Developers Radius Developers
India
DEV

Participant

ARK Studio Inc. ARK Studio Inc.
United States
ARCH URB INTR
BluEnt BluEnt
India
COMP
Capacite Infraprojects Ltd. Capacite Infraprojects Ltd.
India
CON
DSP Design Associates DSP Design Associates
India
ARCH URB INTR
Glass Wall Systems (India) Glass Wall Systems (India)
India
MATR CON FAC
Kalpataru Limited Kalpataru Limited
India
PROP DEV FIN OWN
Puranik Builders Limited Puranik Builders Limited
India
DEV

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CTBUH India

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2 Aug 2018, Tour Report – This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along…

"Meet the Authors of Wind Code" Half-Day Seminar

18 Nov 2017, Event Report – CTBUH India organized a half-day seminar, the venue of which was sponsored by…

CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Host 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum

CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Host 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum

23 Feb 2017, Event Report – The 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum was held, together with the first Global…

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Girish Dravid

Chair

Girish Dravid
Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

Anil Hira

Vice-Chair

Anil Hira
BuroHappold Engineering, Mumbai

Subodh Arora

Treasurer

Subodh Arora

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Charu Thapar

CTBUH Trustee

Charu Thapar
JLL, Mumbai

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CTBUH India Representation

CTBUH Resources on India

Sustainable (Vertical) Urbanism, Grounded - Three Case Studies

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues Q&A

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Christine Bruckner, M Moser Associates; Dan Kaplan, FXFowle; Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects

Megacities: Setting the Scene

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

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Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Market and Code Study

Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II
Angela Mejorin, Dario Trabucco, CTBUH; Reisuke Nakada, Malvinder Singh Ruprai & Ingo Stelzer, Trosifol World of Interlayers

Transport and the Megacity: Improving Vitality with Connectivity

Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2
John Prevc, Future Spaces Foundation

Sustainable (Vertical) Urbanism, Grounded - Three Case Studies

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Jay Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

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India Related Videos

Sustainable (Vertical) Urbanism, Grounded - Three Case Studies
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Jay L. Berman of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues. Tall buildings in an urban context are not neutral: their presence is amplified by…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 7a: Urban Environmental Issues Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Christine Bruckner, M Moser Associates; Dan Kaplan, FXFowle; Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Christine Bruckner of M Moser Associates; Dan Kaplan of FXFowle; Jay L. Berman of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and David Pontarini of Hariri Pontarini Architects answer questions at the end of 2016 China…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization project, and to observe the effects of multi-core, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This presentation / presentation…
Logistical and Structural Design Challenges of the World’s Tallest Statue
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; William Howell, Turner International
The Statue of Unity, a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is slated to be the world’s tallest statue at 182 meters in height. It will be constructed at the Sadhu-Bet Island, 3.5 kilometers south of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in the Narmada…
Interview: Raman Sapru
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Raman Sapru, Omkar
Raman Sapru of Omkar is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Raman discusses the recent developments of high-rises in India and the future of skyscrapers in India.
Interview: Daniel Jones
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Daniel Jones, DB Realty
Daniel Jones of DB Realty is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Daniel discusses development in India.
Interview: Mehdi Jalayerian
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design
Mehdi Jalayerian of Environmental Systems Design is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mehdi discusses the possibilities of net-zero high-rises and the retrofit of older buildings.
All Things are Not Equal: Responsive Façades for Tall Buildings
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jeffrey Holmes, Woods Bagot
This presentation explores how data-driven parametric design enables the creation of enclosures that respond to highly specific environmental, behavioral and urban inputs. In the wake of massive technological transformations, there is a vast amount…
The Design and Construction of the Palais Royale, Mumbai, India
21 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Joseph Colaco, CBM Engineers India; Girish Dravid, Sterling Engineering
India, with its relatively young tall building industry, is now beginning to experiment with the supertall, a handful of which are now under construction in Mumbai. The first of these scheduled to complete is the 320-meter Palais Royale Residential…
Iconic, Luxurious, Supertall, Safe, Sustainable (and Conventional)
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Jay L. Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; William J. Faschan, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Prior to 2009, high-rise residential towers in Mumbai mostly comprised the extrusion of mid-rise typologies to their maximum limit at approximately 50-55 storeys. Planning an iconic residential tower twice that height has involved reinvention of the…
Transit Management - Beyond the Individual Building
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; John Mizon, Schindler Ltd.
At CTBUH, Mumbai in February 2010 a new holistic approach to the planning and subsequent management of the transportation of building occupants was presented. Transit Management offered a methodology that promised both novel and more efficient use of…
High Rise SKY Towers, Mumbai - Construction Challenges
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Amitabh Kumar, Indiabulls Real Estate Limited
Sky Towers consists of four high rises - Sky, Sky Forest (Twin Towers) and SKY Suites, 257 to 300+ meters height, under construction in Mumbai, India with area of about 8 million sq. ft. Significant Construction Challenges are faced due to the…
Community as Partners in Urban Redevelopment
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Gautam Chatterjee, Mumbai Housing and Area Development Authority & Dharavi Redevelopment Project
The Dharavi Redevelopment project, under the Slum Rehabilitation Authority, is an attempt to convert a large informal settlement into an integrated township and its integration with the city of Mumbai. While built structures, aesthetics and economics…
The Re-making of Mumbai: Search for an Appropriate Skyscraper Response
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Antony Wood, CTBUH
In the early part of 2009, twelve students from the Illinois Institute of Technology, under the tutelage of Professor Antony Wood and working together with the Remaking of Mumbai Federation and the Mumbai architectural colleges of Rizvi and Sir JJ,…
Remaking of The C-Ward
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Lalit Gandhi & Mayank Gandhi, Remaking of Mumbai Federation
This presentation emphasizes the clear strategy of rebuilding the inner city of Mumbai on self financing basis vide cluster approach. A CPMC (City Planning and Monitoring Company) is proposed on PPP (Public Private Partnership) concept to overcome…
Integrated Approach to Slum Redevelopment
4 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Abis Rizvi, Rizvi Group
About 60 percent of Mumbai's population of 12 million are classified as urban poor and live in slums. A public-private partnership redevelopment model is being worked in Mumbai with mixed results. Redeveloping slums by giving them alternative…
The Re-making of Mumbai in the Sustainable Age
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Shri Ratnaker Gaikwad, Mumbai Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency
India, along with China, is widely recognized as one of the largest emerging / developing markets in the world. Indian cities are witnessing massive growth and enormous strain on existing infrastructure. In this presentation we hear from the…
India: High Rise & High Density
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Charles Correa Charles Correa Architects, Mumbai
Charles Correa, perhaps more than any other Indian architect, has devoted a life’s work to exploring appropriate architectural responses for Indian buildings that work to both a local-vernacular and global-modern palette. His architecture cuts across…
Decentralizing Cities: Lavasa City
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Ajit Gulabchand, Lavasa City
India has the second largest urban system in the world with 310 million living in 5161 cities and towns. Most Indian cities today are reeling under problems of infrastructure collapse because of increasing population, lack of planning and poor…
Design and Construction of Taller Towers in India
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; Joseph Colaco, CBM Engineers
Over the last 10 years, India has seen the growth of ever taller buildings. The main growth center has been Mumbai, but taller structures are also being built in Gurgaon, Kolkatta, Bangalore and other cities. The challenges being faced are: (1) Code…
City, Multiplicity and Specificity
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; S. K. Das, SK Das Associated Architects
The city is a turf on which different sectarian interests fight and negotiate for space and presence. Aside from the obvious divide between the planned and the unplanned, the city in India today consists of many fragments of interests and communities…
The Remaking Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age
3 Dec 2009 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood gives a presentation in Pune, India to promote the 2010 Mumbai Conference (3-5th February 2010) and present the intentions behind the conference.
ET Think Turf Round-table Discussion
1 Dec 2009 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Antony Wood, CTBUH
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood participates in a round table discussion at the Times of India headquarters in Mumbai, India to promote the 2010 Mumbai Conference (3-5th February 2010) and present the intentions behind the conference.
The Remaking of Mumbai in the Sustainable Age
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Ramana Rachaprolu, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
India, along with China, is widely recognized as one of the largest emerging / developing markets in the world. Indian cities are witnessing massive growth and enormous strain on existing infrastructure. Tall Buildings are envisaged as part of the…
Addressing India’s Concerns With A Sustainable Approach To Building Tall
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Sudhir Jambhekar & Peter Weingarten, FX Fowle
Sudhir Jambhekar and Peter Weingarten, FXFowle, discussed Mumbai’s proposed 60-story world-class hotel, retail and residential tower (India Tower) to illustrate the inherent variableness of building within a developing economy at the CTBUH 8th World…

India Related Papers/Research

Cyclone-Glazing and Façade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region: Market and Code Study
Apr 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue II; Angela Mejorin, Dario Trabucco, CTBUH; Reisuke Nakada, Malvinder Singh Ruprai & Ingo Stelzer, Trosifol World of Interlayers
This paper summarizes the Stage 1 results of the CTBUH Research Division’s project “Cyclone-Glazing and Facade Resilience for the Asia-Pacific Region.” The project was possible thanks to a US$202,000 sponsorship by Trosifol World of Interlayers/…
Transport and the Megacity: Improving Vitality with Connectivity
Jun 2017 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 6 Number 2; John Prevc, Future Spaces Foundation
There is no easy answer to ensuring the world’s rapid urban population growth is managed sustainably and in a manner that promotes economic growth, social cohesion, and health and wellbeing. However, densification of existing urban areas is…
Sustainable (Vertical) Urbanism, Grounded - Three Case Studies
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jay Berman, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Tall buildings in an urban context are not neutral: their presence is amplified by large populations; the consolidation of real estate; contrast with adjacent streets, open spaces, and buildings; and the simple fact of their significant visual…
Transport and the Megacity: Improving Vitality with Connectivity
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; John Prevc, Make Architects
The world’s urban population already accounts for more than half of the total population and is predicted to rise to 66% by 2050. Given that the majority of these urban dwellers still currently reside in cities with populations of fewer than one…
The SocialScraper
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Carlos Gomez, CRG Architects
Future projects should be adapted to local needs and requirements where they are to be built, using appropriate materials and construction systems for each location. We cannot continue building with the same concept or with the same materials in…
Preventing Mega Disasters in Megacities - Code & Construction Challenges in the Indian Subcontinent
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Steven Baldridge & Anantha Chittur, Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc.
Located adjacent to China, the Indian Subcontinent is also experiencing amazing concentrated urban growth facilitated in part by high-rise commercial and residential construction. These new projects are often of a magnitude and complexity…
Changing Market Forces and Their Impacts on Tall Building Planning and Design: A Case Study
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Ro Shroff, CallisonRTKL
This paper articulates how changing market conditions and other variables impact the design process for tall buildings in general and a 355m tall luxury residential tower in the city of Mumbai, India, in particular. Although the contents define the…
Ecosystem-Driven Value Creation for Smarter, Digitalized Buildings
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Jukka Salmikuukka, Tomio Pihkala & Samu Salmelin, KONE
Digitization is reshaping industries and driving the rise of new business models, with new ways of working and new entrants rewriting the rules in the media, leisure, and transportation industries. At the same time, urbanization is continuing at a…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This paper establishes the criteria…
Debating Tall: Should Tall Buildings be Demolished For Non-Safety Reasons?
28 Jul 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue III; Arthur Wellington, Thornton Tomasetti; Girish Dravid, Sterling Engineering
In several developing nations recently, skyscrapers were found to have been constructed in violation of local laws, and have been ordered demolished. In some cases, these are safety-related violations; in others not. Considering the expense, safety…
Ambitious Mumbai Project – Cluster Development for large scale Redevelopment of Urban Habitat
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Abbas Master & Girish Dravid, Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust
Urban decay is plaguing a majority of the world’s great cities. These cities, established at the turn of 20th century, have buildings and the accompanying infrastructure constructed over a century ago, which have become obsolete in the era of rapid…
Successful Sky Life
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Paul Scott, Make
There is no doubt more tall buildings are required to accommodate global population growth. However, the taller a building, the greater the disconnect between occupants and nature leading to a potential detrimental impact on wellbeing. Integrating…
Logistical and Structural Design Challenges of the World’s Tallest Statue
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; William Howell & Jairam Panch, Turner Construction; Mandar Nadkarni, Meinhardt; James Wisniewski, Michael Graves & Associates
The Statue of Unity, a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is slated to be the world’s tallest statue at 182 meters in height. It will be constructed at the Sadhu-Bet Island, 3.5 kilometers south of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in the Narmada…
The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural and ethical values and a symbol of economic power. This study examines the competition…
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions. Many projects have had torturously slow gestation periods; many more have…
Vertical Reality – How To Design Viable Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Paul Scott, Make Architects
In many ways, the technical design of tall buildings is straightforward. The real challenge is how to create successful vertical urbanism that forms part of an adaptable and authentic city. This paper tells Make’s story of designing vertical urbanism…
Psycho-Analysis of Tall Building Habitants in Mumbai
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Vinda Dravid, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services
India is poised to embrace high-rise buildings as it leaves behind traditional low-rises to make room for the growing population. Due to the re-development boom, a substantial part of Mumbai’s population is undergoing a transition from low-rises to…
For Everyone a Sky Garden
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jaron Lubin, Safdie Architects
A key principle of Moshe Safdie’s work over the last four decades has been to develop livable collective spaces within dense urban environments. This paper shares both technical breakthroughs and proposed conceptual frameworks for collective public…
The Design and Construction of the Palais Royale, Mumbai
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Joseph Colaco, CBM Engineers; Girish Dravid, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services; Vikas Kasliwal, Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure
This paper describes the design and construction of the Palais Royale Residential Tower in downtown Mumbai, India (the tower is 325 m. tall from the bottom of the raft to the top of the roof cap). When completed it will be the tallest building in…
High Rise SKY Towers, Mumbai - Construction Challenges
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Amitabh Kumar & Amit Singhai, Indiabulls Real Estate Limited
Sky Towers consists of four high rises - Sky, Sky Forest (Twin Towers) and SKY Suites, 257 to 300+ meters height, under construction in Mumbai, India with area of about 8 million sq. ft. Significant Construction Challenges are faced due to the…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Debating Tall: Residence Antilia, Mumbai
Jan 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; Sourav Dasgupta, Skyscrapercity.com; Mayank Gandhi, Remaking of Mumbai Federation
Does Residence Antilia, the "world's tallest and most expensive private home" represent a positive addition to the city of Mumbai's skyline?
The Remaking of Mumbai (II) A CTBUH–IIT Educational Design Studio
Nov 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The CTBUH–IIT 2010 spring semester student design project undertaken between January and May 2010 was a continuation of the 2009 studio, thanks to the continued sponsorship support of the Remaking of Mumbai Federation (for a full description of last…
The Remaking of Mumbai: A CTBUH-IIT Collaborative Architectural Design Studio
Feb 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The five towers rise up from the urban plane, connected by a sinuous, landscaped bridge that starts at the ground and works its way up, around and between the towers, culminating in a giant urban park in the sky; a horizontal plane connecting the…
Addressing India’s Local Concerns With A Sustainable Approach To Building Tall
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Sudhir Jambhekar & Pete Weingarten, Fox & Fowle Architects
In developing countries, places where builders are routinely confronted with challenges inherent to poor infrastructure, obstacles effecting constructability, and a lack of political will and state resources, the sustainable tall building provides a…
Tall Buildings in the Urban Context of Dhaka City
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Asif Iqbal, Bangladesh Consultants
The history and present status of development of tall buildings in Dhaka City is presented in the background of its evolution and growth. It is observed that the number of tall buildings has increased very fast in the last two decades. But there…
Asian Urban Futures
11 Feb 2000 – Architecture and Identity; Chris Abel, University of Sydney
Chris Abel writes on the development of the future Asian megacities and their urban landscapes.

Featured Tall Buildings in India

Imperial Towers

Imperial Towers, Mumbai

Among the tallest twin towers in the world, Imperial Towers completed as the tallest building in India in 2010 and have helped redefine luxury towers on the Mumbai skyline.

Kanchanjunga Apartments

Kanchanjunga Apartments, Mumbai

One of the best known towers in India, Kanchanjunga Apartments reinterpret Indian traditional living patterns in the sky, rooting the design in its cultural context.

Residence Antilia

Residence Antilia, Mumbai

Antilia is a residential complex that at the time of completion, in 2010, was reported to be the most expensive home in the world – it includes a staff of 600 to maintain the residence.

India Facts

Population 1,192,280,000 (2011)
Area 3,287,263 km² • 1,269,212 mi²
GDP $4.96 trillion (2013)
150m+ Buildings 59 Completed64 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed • 2 Under Constr.
Tallest City Mumbai
Global Ranking #13 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #9 in Asia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building MVRDC (156 m, 1970)
Average Building Age 6 Years
Most Common Function Residential (90%)
Most Common Material Concrete (97%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.