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Rajabai Clock Tower and Mumbai University Library Building; Brinda Somaya

Rajabai Clock Tower and Mumbai University Library building was a preservation and restoration project of a Grade I heritage building at Fort Precinct in South Mumbai. The Restoration of the once tallest structure in Mumbai, a gothic-style 85m tall Rajabai Tower and the adjacent library was a challenging project from all aspects ranging from structurally, logistically and architecturally. The condition mapping of the building revealed the tower being built with four different stones Malad, grey-green Basalt, Porbandar and red Dharangadhara, minton tile flooring, Burma teak and rosewood structures, intricately carved balconies and 24 statues representing the different castes of India.

fact sheet:

  • project:  Rajabai Clock Tower and Mumbai University Library Building
  • location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • architect: Brinda Somaya, Somaya and Kalappa Consultants
  • client: University of Mumbai
  • date of completion : 2015
  • area: 25,800-sq.ft
  • photographs: Somaya and Kalappa Consultants

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