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Antilia (building)

Antilia
Mumbai 03-2016 19 Antilia Tower.jpg
Antilia
General information
Status Complete
Type Private Residence
Location Altamount Road
Cumballa Hill
Coordinates 18°58′6″N 72°48′35″E / 18.96833°N 72.80972°E / 18.96833; 72.80972Coordinates: 18°58′6″N 72°48′35″E / 18.96833°N 72.80972°E / 18.96833; 72.80972
Completed 2010
Opening 5 February 2010
Cost US50-70m according to Reliance
US $1 Billion
(~6700 Crores)
Owner Mukesh Ambani
Height 170 metres (560 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 27
Floor area 37,000 m2 (400,000 sq ft)
of living space
Lifts/elevators 10 ko
Design and construction
Architect Perkins + Will
Structural engineer Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services (Mumbai)
Main contractor Leighton Holdings

Antilia is a private home in South Mumbai. It is owned by Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, and includes a staff of 600 to maintain the residence 24/7.

As of November 2014, it is deemed to be the world's most expensive residential property, after Buckingham Palace, which is designated as a crown property. It is thus the world's most expensive private residential property, valued at $1 billion. Its unique design make it clearly distinguished in the Mumbai skyline.

It is located on the prestigious Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill. It has around 600 rooms.

The building is named after the mythic island Antillia (with two 'L's).

Antilia was designed by Chicago-based architects Perkins and Will, with the Australian-based construction company Leighton Holdings taking charge of its construction. The home has 27 floors with extra-high ceilings. (Other buildings of equivalent height may have as many as 60 floors.) The home was also designed to survive an 8-Richter scale earthquake.

In 2005, this property was purchased by a Mukesh Ambani-controlled entity, Muffin-Antilia Commercial Private Limited from the Currimbhoy Ebrahim Khoja Trust, in direct contravention of § 51 of the Wakf Act.

The 4532sqm plot of land had been previously owned by the Currimbhoy Ebrahim Khoja Yateemkhana (an orphanage). This charitable institution had sold the land allocated for the purpose of education of underprivileged Khoja children to Antilia Commercial Private Limited in July 2002 for 210.5 million (US$3.1 million). The prevailing market value of the land at the time was at least 1.5 billion (US$22 million).



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