Mumbai – other bits and pieces of architecture

I’ve dedicated two other posts to the architecture in Mumbai that excites me the most, Victorian and Art Deco. There are some other interesting bits dotted around town though. My map here.

Mumbai is of course a very modern city but all the urban growth has been pushed up to the north because of the narrow peninsula the city is squeezed onto.

One engineering solution to traffic problems was to build an expressway over the sea. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link is quite a spectacle in itself.

The only modern architecture I’ve actively sought out is Antilia, the private family home of billionaire Mukesh Ambani in Tardeo.

The 27 floors include a 168 car garage, 3 helipads and an outdoor pool. According to Wikipedia, ‘as of November 2014, it is valued at $2 billion, deemed to be the world’s second most valuable residential property, after British crown property Buckingham Palace, and the world’s most valuable private residence.’

In a city of seven million slum dwellers, this flagrant display of wealth has led to some criticism.

There are a few examples of Rationalism and similar modern styles that caught my eye.

Click on the gallery to expand the photos.

Fort has quite a few Neo-Classical bits and pieces. I particularly like the masks on the Dinshaw Building on Horniman Circle and the striking blue and white Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue on Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg.

Right, that’s enough buildings for now, time for some food!

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