Structures are built for purposes....BUT sometimes the former superceeds and therefore becomes a monument. For this day and age where just about nothing surprises us (blame on media ,technological ease,human evolution ) comes a 27 storeyed residence for one of the richest ppl in the world - Antilia belonging to the Ambanis.
Ofcourse its one thing to celebrate its jazz ....read 700 million construction cost , 160 pkng , 400000 sq ft capet area , with all entertainment facilities , 3 helipads....other is to wonder is this the sign of new day architecture ppl will indulge in to boast of power and opulence.
Will it soon become a tourist spot with tickets to reach its top floor with security and gate checks ...a tower kingdom for a modern day maharaja...a casestudy for design students? its certainly more than a residence...
Antilia Mumbai - "Techno Palace 2010"