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|Opening||5 February 2010|
|Cost||US50-70m according to Reliance
US $1 Billion
|Height||170 metres (560 ft)|
|Floor area||37,000 m2 (400,000 sq ft)
of living space
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Perkins + Will|
|Structural engineer||Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services (Mumbai)|
|Main contractor||Leighton Holdings|
As of November 2014[update], 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.
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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