High-Rise Development In India

  • Jashwant B. Mehta


Ever since the 14 story Life Insurance Corporation Building was constructed in Madras in 1956, a fairly large number of high-rise buildings have been constructed in all the major cities of India including Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, and Madras. The height of these tall buildings ranges from 8 to 30 stories. In addition to these metropolitan cities a number of high-rise buildings (in the range of 8 to 15 stories) have also come up in smaller cities such as Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Pune. An analysis is given of certain aspects of this development with special reference to Bombay, where the largest number of tall buildings are constructed.


Builtup Area Tall Building Floor Area Public Health Department Fire Brigade 
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