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.
- 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