By Joanne Bladd
Mumbai tower will stand 443m tall on completion, marks ACC’s first contract win in India
Abu Dhabi’s Arabian Construction Co and Simplex Infrastructures Ltd have won a contract to build India’s tallest tower, the firms said on Sunday.
World One, a 117-storey building in Mumbai, will stand 442m tall on completion, making it the tallest tower in India and the second tallest residential tower worldwide, the firms said in a joint statement.
The value of the contract was not disclosed.
The residential tower will feature private pools, home theatres, outdoor Jacuzzis, an elevated park and an observatory lounge at a height of 305m.
The tower was designed by New York-based architects, Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, and marks ACC’s first project in India.
The joint venture hopes to secure a foothold in the lucrative high-rise market, said Ani Ray, UAE country director, Simplex.
“This project is the first that our JV plans to build in the growing high-rise market in India. There will be many more, and we are mobilising resources to be a key player in that sector.”
ACC, which built some of the UAE’s tallest buildings, is working on the construction of the tallest building in Jordan.
Simplex has built landmarks in India such as the Supreme Court building and is working on the construction of the first Ritz Carlton hotel in India, the statement said.
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