Do you know the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa is over 1000 meters high?
What about the tallest buildings here in India.
Which is the Tallest Building in India?
How tall is the tallest building in India compared to Burj Khalifa?
Want to Know?
So here we’ve decided to give you a list of the 10 tallest buildings in India that you can compare to Burj Khalifa.
Over the last couple of decades, constructing tall buildings has become a common trend in India.
Understandably, this trend is confined to large metros, especially Mumbai- the financial hub of this country.
Unfortunately, India’s tallest buildings pale when compared over their counterparts in other parts of the world, especially China and the US, due to several reasons.
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List of Top 10 Tallest Buildings in India:
Unlike in the US and China, the top 10 high rise buildings in India are all residential. A lot of Indians attach prestige to living in high-rise buildings. Since all tallest buildings in India are built in areas that are billed as up-market.
1. Palais Royale, Mumbai
The 320 meter tall Palais Royale located in Worli district of south-central Mumbai holds the unique distinction of being India’s tallest building.
Undoubtedly Palais Royale is also the tallest building in Mumbai. The building is ready for an occupation which is expected to occur around mid-2018.
Palais Royale has a total of 120 apartments spread over 88 floors. It is a project of Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure Ltd.
2. Omkar 1973 Towers, Mumbai
A project of Omkar Realtors & Developers, the twin tower project is situated in Worli, Mumbai.
While Omkar 1973 has a height of 267 meters, the adjacent Omkar 1973 towers are slightly shorter.
There exists some ambiguity over the exact height of the main building, with some sources pegging it much higher.
Regardless, Omkar 1973 qualifies among the tallest buildings in India.
3. The 42, Kolkata
The 42 is the tallest building in eastern India and the only one of its kind outside Mumbai and it is Located at Chowringhee Road of Kolkata.
It consists of 42 floors spread over 260 meters, including the terrace.
The 42 is a joint project by Kolkata-based Mani Group, Diamond Group, Alcove Realty and Sattva Group of Bangalore.
4. Imperial Tower I & II, Mumbai
Imperial Tower-I & II is a project of two buildings that was completed in 2010.
These towers are located in Tardeo district of south Mumbai.
This project was developed by Shapoorji Pallonji & Co Ltd, one of the oldest business groups in India.
Each building of Imperial Tower has a length of 256 meters including roof and 60 floors.
5. Ahuja Towers, Mumbai
Stretching an impressive 250 meters, Ahuja Power is located in Prabhadevi district of central Mumbai.
The building consists of 53 floors and is a project of Ahuja Constructions.
The Ahuja Tower project won several Indian and foreign awards in various fields including environment friendliness and design.
6. One Avighna Park, Mumbai.
One Avighna Park, located in Curry Road in south-central Mumbai ranks among the tallest buildings of India.
This project has won an impressive 31 national and international accolades, making it the world’s best residential high-rise development.
One Avighna Park consists of twin towers of 61 floors spread over 246 meters. Including the terrace, the building has a length of 260 meters.
It is a project of the Avighna India Ltd.
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7. L&T Crescent Bay- 1, Mumbai
L&T Crescent Bay-1 is a distinct property located in Sewri, along with the harbour line of Mumbai.
Built by L&T Realty, a division of the eponymous engineering major, Crescent Bay-1 has a height of 245 meters which accommodate 64 floors.
The building provides a scenic view of the eastern coast of Mumbai
8. Indiabulls Sky Forest, Mumbai
Any visitor to Mumbai will have definitely seen the Indiabulls Sky Forest, located in Lower Parel district.
Indiabulls Sky Forest is one of the premium high-rise residential properties of India.
It consists of 48 floors. This building has a height of 240 meters.
9. The World Crest, Mumbai
The initial project included World One and World View, which would have become the tallest residential buildings on Earth.
The site now has World Crest, a property being developed by the renowned developer, Lodha Group.
The World Crest was completed in 2016.This building has a height of 222.5 meters
10. Lodha Bellissimo
Standing tall at 198 meters is Lodha Bellissimo- a 48-floor residential tower.
This tallest building of India is located in Mahalakshmi area of south-central Mumbai.
According to some reports, Lodha Group website boasts that this project is developed with one of the best landscaping in the world.
India v/s World
The heights of India’s tallest buildings are much shorter than those abroad. For example, Burj Khalifa in Dubai has a staggering height of 828 meters and is billed as the world’s tallest building.
Next comes China’s landmark, Shanghai Tower at 632 meters followed by Makkah Royal Clock Tower in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia with 602 meters, Ping An Financial Center in Shenzhen, China at 599 meters and China 117 at 598 meters.
While the USA is the pioneer in skyscrapers, the tallest building in that country is New York’s One World Trade Center that is a bit over 541 meters tall.
This building was constructed on site of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center that was destroyed by September 11, 2001, attacks by terrorists from an Islamic group, Al Qaeda.
Incidentally, the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea has a height of 596 meters which is larger than the tallest building in America, where skyscrapers originated.
The trend of tall buildings in India is fairly recent, as compared with the US and China. In these two countries, skyscrapers were constructed mainly in the business districts.
This was because property prices in New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen are very high while land for construction is scarce.
Hence, skyscrapers provide an excellent solution- they require smaller plots but can have long heights. India’s tallest buildings are however purely residential.