The 42 (Kolkata)

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The 42
Record height
Tallest in India since 2019[I]
Preceded byThe Imperial
General information
Town or cityCalcutta
Coordinates22°32′54″N 88°20′59″E / 22.548276°N 88.349613°E / 22.548276; 88.349613
Construction started2008

The 42 is a residential skyscraper in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India.[1] It is currently the tallest building in India[2]. It is located in Chowringhee, the central business district of the city. It stands between Tata Centre and Jeevan Sudha. It was first proposed in 2008 but construction was delayed for nearly two years.[3] It was topped off in 2019.

Tallest building of india
The 42


Status Complete
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height 260 meters
Technical details
Floor count 65
Design and construction
Architect Hafeez Contractor
Developer Mani Group, Salarpuria Sattva Group, Diamond Group & Alcove Realty

Planned by developers Mani group, Salarpuria Sattva group, Alcove Realty & Diamond Group, The 42 is Kolkata’s and India's tallest residential building. Located in the middle of the city, Chowringhee, the tower has 65 floors.[4]


The developers of The 42 have faced 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 62-storeyed residential building being constructed to the west of its 'Fountain Court' property. On 19 August 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 8 May 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.[5]

The 42 (Kolkata) as seen from Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose flyover

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cloud-kisser on Chowringhee". Times of India. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  2. ^ "'The 42' in Kolkata becomes India's tallest building". The Times of India. TNN. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Tallest in town & country". The Telegraph. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  4. ^ "65-storey building on Chowringhee Road: Kolkata gets tallest residential skyscraper". The Indian Express. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Tallest building project stuck in legal row". The Times of India. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.

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