The 42, Kolkata’s new tallest building dominates the skyline
When the roof of the 65th floor was cast at 42 Chowringhee (JN Road) earlier this month, it became the tallest building in India, pipping The Imperial in south Mumbai’s Tardeo. Overlooking the Maidan and the Hooghly river beyond, The 42 has reshaped Kolkata’s skyline, dwarfing buildings like Tata Centre, Chatterjee International and Everest House that had dominated the skyline for over five decades.
Planned by developers Mani group, Salarpuria Sattva group, Alcove Realty & Diamond Group and conceptualized by ace architect Hafeez Contractor, The 42 is Kolkata’s and India’s tallest residential building. Located in the middle of the city, Chowringhee
“The combined efforts of the city’s top developers have led to a magnificent structure that extends to a height of 260m above sea level. Located at the prestigious venue of Chowringhee, The 42, is the tallest building in Eastern India. With the height comes a magnificent 360-degree view that travels past the horizons of the Howrah Bridge,” said The 42 in its official website.