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India plans 110-story tower to beat Burj Khalifa

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Staff writer | Monday November 2, 2015 5:20AM ET
Nitin Gadkari
Going high   Dedicated to the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji

˝Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari said the structure would be dedicated to the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji, a 17th century Indian warrior, after whom Mumbai's international airport is named.

"I am not making any announcement but only expressing my wish," Gadkari said, according to the India's Economic Times report.

"I want a huge building to come up in Mumbai. I want a structure taller than the Burj Khalifa, one of the tallest buildings of the world, to come up in Mumbai near the seas. It will be called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj tower," he continued.

The minister said the tower's first 30 floors would be reserved for a convention centre, the next 30 for restaurants, another set of 30 floors for hotels, and 20 floors for malls, along with numerous other floors underground as parking space.


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