The state government is envisaging the construction of a world class Golden Triangle City Centre in Gurgaon’s sector 29 by the year 2010. Incidentally 2010 is also the year in which the metro rail will supposedly start plying on the Gurgaon-CP route Each of these skyscrapers will be 140 floors high making them taller than the Taipei 101- currently the tallest building on the planet which is 101 stories in height.
Sounds hard to believe doesn’t it? Well if the Haryana Government has its way than the city of malls will soon make an entry right at the top of the list of the worlds tallest skyscrapers with not just one but four such buildings being planned to be constructed right in the heart of the millennium city.
The state government is envisaging the construction of a world class Golden Triangle City Centre in Gurgaon’s Sector 29 by the year 2010. Incidentally 2010 is also the year in which the metro rail will supposedly start plying on the Gurgaon-CP route Each of these skyscrapers will be 140 floors high making them taller than the Taipei 101- currently the tallest building on the planet which is 101 stories in height.
The government plans to develop this City Centre as Gurgaon’s primary commercial hub with provision for gardens, hotel complex, commercial space and IT parks among others. The Centre will be well connected to Delhi and other neighboring areas through a world class transport system that’ll make use of the Metro and light rail transit links.
The designing of this project has been done by a consortium of East China Architecture and Design Institute and India-based Fairwood Consultants. According to the design the entire complex will comprise 380 acres of land of which 80 acres would be used for construction purposes and the remaining area would be developed as greens. Apart from its commercial potential, the government also plans to promote this centre as a major tourist attraction which it will indeed be if everything goes according to plan.
And this plan is not just on paper; rather it appears that the government seriously intends to implement it. The Airport Authority of India has reportedly already been approached by Haryana’s Town & Country Planning Director with a detailed plan and design since their clearance is imperative before constructing a building of such massive proportions.
And, if the officials are to be believed, several foreign investors and large real-estate developers are also showing a lot of interest in this project.
However it may not be a completely smooth sailing for the government as Gurgaon falls under the high-risk Seismic zone IV making it susceptible to earthquakes and experts have sounded a note of caution since a structure this big right in the middle of a Seismic zone could prove to be very risky.
Guess the government might have to fly in geology and seismology experts, especially from countries like Japan (another country that is highly susceptible to earthquakes but has some pretty impressive skyscrapers nonetheless), to find the solution to this problem.
So will 2010 finally fulfill the promise of turning Gurgaon into a truly global megacity? Let’s wait and watch!