Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai

The Municipal Corporation Building in Mumbai. opposite to the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus is at the junction of Dadabhai Naoroji Road and Mahapalika Marg. Hosting civic body that governs the city of Mumbai it is also known as the Bombay Municipal Corporation Building, or BMC.



The construction of this building representing Gothic Architecture was completed in 1893. It has a impressive central tower rising to a height of 71.5 m. The gable has a huge winged allegorical figure representing the 'urbs prima in Indis', the first city of India as it was to be known then.



The exterior of the structure has Golden–beige basalt rock. The building has has cusped window arches and elaborately domed corner towers. There is also a Winged Lion, Griffin like sculpture or Gargoyle on the building.



There are intricate carving on the arches of the building. 



Smiling Sally

36 comments:

Al said...

Wow. I can't imagine a municipal building like that where I live, they're all generic modern.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Iconic! Superb indeed.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Imposing and magnificent building of such immense beauty.

ladyfi said...

Amazing architecture.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures!

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Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos,Rajesh!I enjoy to read every week your interesting post!Thank you for sharing!

Sylvia K said...

An awesome building and such lovely skies for a backdrop!! Terrific capture, Rajesh!!

HansHB said...

Great photos! Lovely buildings!

Zuzana said...

What an interesting structure, it truly looks European.;)
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eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful government building! Great shot, Rajesh!

ewok1993 said...

what a gorgeous building.

Sridharan said...

What an imposing structure..!

Jim said...

Great.
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Lakshmi said...

Wow..have been there so many times yet never paid attention to this building..thanks so much

Leovi said...

Great photos, that building is majestic, beauty ...

Poorna and Brinda said...

The picture of the heritage building against sky is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.....

Carver said...

That's a stunning building.

TexWisGirl said...

a striking building!

Jeevan said...

Looks so grand and imposing structure! Well composed Rajesh.

George said...

This is a very impressive building. The details of the arches and the gargoyles are fascinating. Mumbai should be very proud of this municipal building.

vincibene said...

WOW! Impressive building!

sceneoftranquility said...

It looks as though we are in England.

Genie Robinson said...

Just a municipal building...this could be a palace. With each of your pictures, you make me wish I could travel to India even more. At least my hematologist is from there, and she always brings me something when she visits every other year. genie

Norma Ruttan said...

any buildings here that even approach the beauty of this one has been longtime torn down. :(

BraCom (Bram) said...

beautiful building and stunning series
very nice detail photos

Lorri said...

What beautiful captures of lovely architecture and details.

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's another side that I have never seen before in your fotos.

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Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful building structure!

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Vintagesouthernlife said...

What an awesome building!
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Elegant building, offset by muted blue sky.

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Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the old structure and its craftsmanship.

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Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

impressive building ! great photographs ..:-)

Deepa Prabhu said...

Beautiful. I never thought of capturing picture of it but will now give it a try some day :)

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!

AmitAag said...

Great pics, Rajesh!