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Mumbai Architecture – Gateway of India. Design 2020

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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The Gateway of India is in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. As its name suggests, it is a Gateway that tourists must visit. It is an arch like building that looks like a hollow house. It is made of basalt and concrete. Due to the evolution of land and air transportation, local and foreign visitors to Mumbai do not come into Mumbai via the sea route and use the Gateway. Instead, this Gateway has fallen into oblivion and stands only as a symbol of its historical past.

Mumbai Architecture – Gateway of India.

The architecture style is derived from the 16th century Gujarat’s design. This Indo-Saracenic style was heavily influenced by the colonial British architects in India during the 1800s. This architectural style borrowed elements from India’s Mughal style and Britain’s Gothic style. Construction started in 1911 and was completed in 1924.

It took a long time to complete because this Gateway was built upon reclaimed land from the sea. Then, a sea wall had to be built to arrest the erosion of soil. The Gateway drops directly down into the sea at a steep jump.

Looking towards the Inland, behind the Gateway of India, are several huge, commercial landmark buildings. The best hotel, The Taj Intercontinental, offers luxurious accommodations for tourists who want to enjoy the Arabian Sea view too.

Every day, hundreds and thousands of people from all walks of life mill around this 83 year old architecture. It is amazing how they do absolutely nothing but loiter around the area. They seem to derive inspiration by soaking in the atmosphere. Yes! That must be it. This place is awesome because of the grandeur and nostalgic past. A tourist cannot have said to have visited Mumbai if s/he has not made the trip to see the Gateway of India.

The architecture style is derived from the 16th century Gujarat’s design.

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