Why one family would need a residence this big boggles the mind. But when you have 2 billion dollars in the bank, creative spending is needed. To build something like this in a city that has hundreds of thousands of homeless people doesn’t seem appropriate. The building has approximately the same floor space as a 30 story office building.
Antilia is the name of a twenty-seven floor personal home in South Mumbai belonging to India’s richest man, businessman Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire Chairman of Reliance Industries. There will be 600 full-time staff to maintain the residence, which is considered the most expensive home in the world with a price over US$ 1 billion dollars. Its also been described as the “Taj Mahal of 21st century India”.
The home will house Ambani, wife Nita, their three children and Ambani’s mother.
|Location||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Roof||173 metres (568 ft)|
|Floor count||27 (equivalent to 60 floors tower)|
|Cost||US$50-70 million est. yearly maintenance|
|Architect(s)||Perkins & Will|
The structure was designed by U.S. architects using principles of Vaastu, Indian traditional geomancy akin to Chinese feng shui, to maximize “positive energy.” No two floor plans are alike, and the materials used in each level vary widely.
The home will include:
Some Indians are proud of the “ostentatious house,” while others see it as “shameful in a nation where many children go hungry.” Dipankar Gupta, a sociologist at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, opined that “such wealth can be inconceivable” not only in Mumbai, “home to some of Asia’s worst slums,” but also in a nation with 42 percent of the world’s underweight children younger than five.
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Blade Runner 2019 is here!
Central Park Tower (also known as the Nordstrom Tower) will be a supertall mixed-use commercial/residential project being developed by the Extell Development Company and Shanghai Municipal Investment Group in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. The building will rise 1,550 feet (472 m) to the roof. Upon completion, Central Park Tower will become the second-tallest skyscraper in the United States and the Western Hemisphere and the tallest by roof height of a building outside of Asia, surpassing the Willis Tower by around 95 feet.
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Talk about living in luxury. What the almighty money can’t buy.
|Location||432 Park Avenue New York City, United States|
|Construction started||foundation phase: Sept 2011 construction phase: May 2012|
|Opening||Topped out: Early 2015 Completion: mid-2015 Occupancy: late 2015 or early 2016|
|Roof||1,398 feet (426.1 m)|