Bangalore to build world’s tallest tower
Bangalore-based architect and designer H.R. Vishwanath has
designed the world's tallest tower for Bangalore in Karnataka. The proposed
tower, coming up at Tippasandra, near BDA's Anjanapura Layout, will scale 560
metres, beating the Canadian National Tower (553 metres) in Toronto. The
blueprint is with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike which will be sent to
the state government for approval.
"The sky tower is planned as an iconic building and a major landmark of
Bangalore, another means to attract tourists. Earlier the tower was planned in
Freedom Park on the old Central Jail premises, but was scrapped because it would
have attracted a lot of tourists, leading to traffic problems.
"The structure will be built to boost communications, tourism and commercial
activities," said Vishwanath. Nearly 5.2 acres have been sanctioned by former
Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.
With a microwave dish platform at an altitude of 410 metres, the tower will
enhance overseas and inter-departmental communications of government
organisations like the Railways, All India Radio, police and Doordarshan.
Top four floors will be earmarked for private telecom giants who will set up
their own infrastructure. The floor diameter at 350 metres serves as a microwave
disc platform to facilitate live telecast of major events within a radius of 100
A major attraction will be a revolving restaurant and a cafeteria at 360 metres
and 370 metres respectively. The bottom five floors are planned as a podium to
provide tourist information and space for exhibitions.
"Solar energy will be tapped with the help of solar cells installed at a height
of 410 metres. Air navigational lights will be fitted at a height of 560 metres.
The tower provides space for exhibiting cultures and traditions of each state,"
The Rs 150 crore tower, to be developed on PPP basis, will be completed within
[January 28 - February 3, 2008]