The 42 (Kolkata)

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The 42
The 42 - Residential Building under Construction - 42B Chowringhee Road - Kolkata 2015-08-16 3461.JPG
General information
Status Structurally topped out(Jan 2017)
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height 268 metres (879 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 62
Design and construction
Architect Hafeez Contractor
Developer Mani Group, Sattva Group, Diamond Group & Alcove Realty

The 42 is a residential skyscraper in Kolkata city of West Bengal in India.[1] The project is located in Chowringhee, the central business district of the city. It is currently the tallest building in the entire East India.It will stand between Tata Centre and Jeevan Sudha. It was first proposed in 2008 but was stalled for nearly two years.[2] Again in 2010, it got some response. Currently the project is under construction.

The proposed skyscraper is facing yet another hurdle.[3] The developers of "The 42" are now facing a civil suit in the Calcutta High Court filed by ITC Limited, the owners of the adjoining 'Fountain Court' property. The suit filed by ITC claims that ITC's right to receive light and air will be violated by the 60-storeyed residential building being constructed to the west of its 'Fountain Court' property. On August 19, 2013, the Calcutta High Court passed an order that any steps taken by the developers would be subject to the outcome of the case filed by ITC. On May 8, 2014, the Court ordered that the developers of "The 42" should not proceed with the construction at a pace to defeat the interests of ITC. (Calcutta High Court, GA Case No 2698 / 2013) The matter is pending before the Calcutta High Court.


The 42 will rise to a height of 268 metres (879 ft) and will comprise 56 residential apartments and one duplex at the top two floors. Once completed, 'The 42' will be the tallest structure in Kolkata, as well as the eastern India.

The 42 is a residential tower. A multi-level car parking block with five star club facilities at the top is also present. Adjacent to the site is also a heritage building that will be eventually converted into a modern hotel.

Architect Hafeez Contractor, Mumbai is the chief architect for the project. Architect Subir Basu is the local architect. Design Cell, Gurgaon, headed by landscape architect Mrs. Savita Punde are the landscaping consultants. PIA, Bangkok are doing the interiors. Structural design solutions are provided by Magnusson Klemencic Associates, USA in collaboration with JW Consultants, Mumbai.

The 42 is named such because it has the address of 42B, Chowringhee Road.

The project is being built by four major developers: the city-based Mani Group, Diamond Group, Alcove Realty and Bangalore-based Sattva Group.

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  1. ^ "Cloud-kisser on Chowringhee". Times of India. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tallest in town & country". The Telegraph. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tallest building project stuck in legal row". The Times of India. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 

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