Have a look at the building that exists for 100 years

India is home to beautiful architecture that blends Victorian, Gothic, Indo-Saracenic and contemporary styles. Our metropolitan cities are layered with cosmopolitan history, which is best reflected in its architectural offerings. These architectural marvels have been tested by time and are still standing tall.

 

Have a look at such buildings that exists for over a century and are still in use.

 

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

 

Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is a historic railway station situated in Mumbai. The station was built in 1887 making it 131 years old. It is one of the busiest rail stations in India, serving as a terminal for both commuter trains as well as long-distance trains. The building exhibits a fusion of influences from classical Indian architecture and Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture.

 

Victoria Memorial

The gleaming white Victoria Memorial surrounded by lush greenery and wide roads is the prime example of the architectural excellence of Kolkata. The building is 338 feet (103 m) by 228 feet (69 m) and rises to a height of 184 feet (56 m). It is constructed of white Makrana marble which was used in Taj Mahal.

 

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

It is a heritage, five-star luxury Saracenic architecture hotel in the Colaba region of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, situated next to the Gateway of India. Popularly known as Taj Hotel, it first opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903 making it more than a century old.

 

Government Museum, Chennai

Also known as Madras Museum its complex consists of six buildings and 46 galleries covers an area of around 16.25 acres (66,000 m²) of land. The theater building is a remarkable structure constructed with the fusion of Italianate style and Classical architectural design. The objects displayed in the museum cover a variety of artifacts and objects covering the diverse fields. It is the second oldest Museum in India.

 

Rashtrapati Bhavan

House of the President of India which was originally built for British viceroy, was built in the year 1911. The building consists of four floors and 340 rooms, with a floor area of 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2), it was built using 1 billion bricks and 3,000,000 cu ft (85,000 m3) of stone with little steel. The building showcases the influence of Mughal, Buddhist as well as European elements of architecture.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *