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Rajabai Tower

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Identifikation

Rajabai Tower
Bombay University Clocktower
125901

Karte

Struktur allgemein

Gebäude mit Türmen
existent [fertiggestellt]
Kalkstein
hellorange
Gothisch

Nutzung

Universität/Fachhochschule

Fakten

  • Rajabai clocktower rises above the Bombay University library, which contains some exquisite stained glass, recently restored to its former glory.
  • Originally the clock could chime 16 different tunes, including "God save the King" and "Rule Brittania."
  • It is possible to climb the clocktower by means of a spiral staircase, however access is currently restricted.
  • Built from local Kurla stone, the clocktower design is based on Venetian and Gothic revival styles.
  • Premchand Roychand, who was a wealthy Bombay stockbroker, commissioned the Rajabai tower in honour of his mother "Rajabai."
  • The cost of construction was 200,000 Rupees in the 1870s.
  • Designed by the English architect Sir Gilbert Scott, the clocktower was inspired by "Big Ben" in London.

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Ort

University of Mumbai
Mumbai
Maharashtra
Indien

Technische Daten

85,35 m
85,35 m
85,35 m
5
1869
1878
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