The 42 (Kolkata)
|Height||245 metres (804 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Mani Group, Sattva Group, Diamond Group & Alcove Realty|
The 42 is an under construction residential skyscraper for the Indian metropolis of Kolkata. The project is located in Chowringhee, the central business district of the city. It will stand between Tata Centre and Jeevan Sudha. It was first proposed in 2008 but was stalled for nearly two years. Again in 2010, it got some response. Currently (As of 2012), the project is under construction. The project is expected to be completed by 2016.
The 42 will rise to a height of 245 metres (804 ft) and will comprise 62 floors. Once completed, it will be tallest building in the city.
The project was first designed to be a commercial skyscraper. But as of latest information,[when?] the original design is completely changed and the project is going to be a residential building. Design Cell was the architect of the original project but now Hafeez Contractor is the chief architect. A total of five designs have been drawn and one of them will be selected for the project. A rooftop helipad was planned in the first concept but there is almost no possibility of such helipad in the new design. The building is named 'The 42' because it is situated on 42B Jawaharlal Nehru Road.
The project is being built by four major developers: the city-based Mani Group, Diamond Group, Alcove Realty and Bangalore-based Sattva Group.
See also 
- List of tallest buildings in Kolkata
- List of tallest buildings in India
- List of tallest buildings in the world