After talking to some co-workers in the office about this, and found out that around 6 months ago, Mr. Ambani had approached our firm to design the interior of this monster. The big boss turned it down though, for some reason.
Do the 600 servants get to live there? From the article, I can't tell - but if you throw in their spouses and 2.3 kids (okay, that's the U.S. standards, but I'm working quick here people) that's just shy of 2000 people, or 33 people per floor - not so uberavagent now, eh?
ummm...at least it's better than some ridiculous mansions built out there in the US....i mean this is at least an efficient use of groundspace. i'm not a big proponent of this type of wastefulness, but i've seen much worse.
can anyone name another notable project in mumbai? no.....
would such a large construction provide some jobs? yes....and then 600 staff.
is it as much of an MVRDV 'rip-off' than MVRDV has 'ripped off' OMA and others?
and i agree with future boy; how many billionaires in the West would build a tower instead of an estate? Trump is about the only dude that comes to mind.