The global meltdown or Mumbai’s creaky infrastructure or an overflowing population don’t seem to have deterred MMRDA plan to raise a 101-storied building in the country’s financial capital. The planning authority has convened its first pre-bid meet, and over 10 international players have evinced interest in the project. MMRDA has invited bids for selecting consultants for the city’s tallest structure and for the actual construction. The project envisages development of as much as 6 million sq ft of built-up space in Wadala, close to the Eastern Express highway. Also proposed in the vicinity is the interstate bus and truck terminus. The project will offer residential as well as commercial space. MMRDA has undertaken development of around 14 hectares at Wadala, of which the proposed high-rise structure is a part. Those who have shown interest in helping MMRDA take up the project include London-based architects Foster And Partners, credited for the Hong Kong and Beijing airports; AECOM, one of the world’s largest engineering consultancy firms based in New York; the Hong Kong-based RMJM, Dubai’s Kasian Architecture, India’s Tata Consultancy, Feedback Ventures, and IL&FS. Bureau report NMTV News.

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