Usha Kiran Building
General information
TypeResidential
Architectural styleModernism
LocationTardeo, Mumbai, India
AddressCarmichael Road, Tardeo, Mumbai 400 026, Maharashtra, India
Completed1961
Inaugurated1961
Height
Top floor80 m (260 ft)
Technical details
Floor count25
Design and construction
ArchitectDilawar Noorani
Main contractorKarim Noorani and Co

Usha Kiran Building is a residential complex in the neighbourhood of Tardeo in Mumbai, India. At 80 meters, it became the first skyscraper in Mumbai and surpassed the LIC Building in Chennai to become the tallest building in the country and held the title until 1970 when the 35-storied World Trade Center Mumbai was built in South Mumbai.

History

The building was completed in 1961.[citation needed]

Location

The tower is located on Carmichael Road in the neighbourhood of Tardeo. The tower is the only high-rise building on the Carmichael Road locality.[1] The building was designed by Dilawar Noorani, an architect from Mumbai, working for Karim Noorani and Co.

The tower

The tower rises to 80 meters and has 25 floors. It was one of the few buildings in the city to have its own swimming pool in the 1960s.[2]

Incidents

A fire broke out in the building on 27 June 2020. It is said that the fire started in a car park, damaging five cars. However, no casualties were reported.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "60-yr-old south Mumbai bungalow sold for Rs 300cr". The Times of India. 22 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  2. ^ Karwa, Marisha (31 July 2016). "Glory days in city's first skyscraper". DNA. Mumbai. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Mumbai: Fire at Usha Kiran building on Carmichael Road". The Free Press Journal. Mumbai: Freepressjournal.in. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.