|Town or city||Mumbai|
|Cost||US$ 321 million|
|Architectural||442 m (1,450 ft)|
|Tip||442 m (1,450 ft)|
|Top floor||442 m (1,450 ft)
|Observatory||304.8 m (1,000 ft)|
|Floor count||117 above ground
2 below ground
|Floor area||750,000 m2 (8,072,933 sq ft)|
|Grounds||7.1 ha (17.5 acres)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Pei Cobb Freed & Partners|
|Structural engineer||Leslie E. Robertson Associates|
|Main contractor||Simplex Infrastructures|
|Number of units||290|
World One is a supertall residential skyscraper under construction in Mumbai, India. It is located in Lower Parel, South Mumbai on the 7.1-hectare (17.5-acre) site of the defunct Shrinivas Mill. The site also houses two other towers—World View and World Crest. World One is being built at an estimated cost of over US$321 million. Construction began in 2011, and is expected to be completed in 2018. Once complete, World One will be the tallest building in India, and the tallest residential tower in the world.
The Lodha Group purchased the 7.1-hectare (17.5-acre) site of the defunct Shrinivas Mill in Lower Parel, Mumbai from Shrinivas Cotton in 2005. In June 2010, The Economic Times reported that the Lodha Group had secured over ₹10 billion (US$150 million) from Singapore funds GIC and Temasek, and a property fund of mortgage giant HDFC, and intended to develop property on the Shrinivas Mill site. In 2010, the developer announced the project to construct the World One at the site of the defunct mill. The Lodha Group would also construct the World View and the World Crest, on the same site, as part of the project. World One initially faced opposition from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) over security concerns related to the height of the building. However, the developer later managed to receive all necessary clearances for the project. World One was built at an estimated cost of over US$321 million. The interiors of the tower were designed by Giorgio Armani, and includes a swimming pool, gym and health club, cricket pitches and a pavilion. The 117 storey tower contains 290 apartments, some of which overlook the Arabian Sea.
The contract to construct World One was awarded to a joint venture between UAE-based Arabian Construction Company and Simplex Infrastructure. Construction on World One began in 2011. By December 2014, about 75% of civil construction on the project had been completed. By June 2015, 70% of the tower was complete, with 83 floors having been built.
Apartments at World One start at ₹150 million (US$2.3 million) for a 3BHK. The Lodha Group opened bookings for apartments at World One on 29 November 2011. When the first round of bookings closed on 14 December 2014, Lodha had received ₹5 billion (US$77 million) worth of bookings, at a approximate rate of over ₹70,000 (US$1,100)–₹80,000 (US$1,200) per sq ft. The tower is composed of 3 and 4 BHK apartments. Lodha began offering apartments at World One for sale in London in February 2015. The company hired London estate agent, Wetherell Estates, to market and sell homes in the tower. Lodha particularly hoped to target high net worth Indians living in Mayfair, London.
HDFC Property Fund invested ₹500 crore to acquire a 10% stake in the World Towers project in 2010. The firm exited the project in October 2016, earning a return of triple their investment. In September 2016, Piramal Fund Management Pvt. Ltd invested ₹2,320 crore in the World Towers project.
World View and World Crest
There are 2 other towers under this project:
The construction for World View Tower has begun. It is planned to have 80 floors.
The World Crest is a 57 floor residential tower with a height of 222.5 metres. Construction on the tower began in 2011, and is expected to be completed in 2016.
The tower topped out in June 2014. It was completed in 2016.
- List of tallest residential buildings in the world
- List of tallest buildings in Mumbai
- List of tallest buildings in India
- List of buildings with 100 floors or more
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