Monday, June 14, 2004

Another concrete monster rises

If you drive past what once used to be Tiffany's restaurant (now relocated to Devatha Plaza on Residency Road) at UB Circle, you will see a tall tower-like structure under construction on the UB Group's land on Vittal Mallya Road. One of UB Group's liquor distilling units and the UB Group's Corporate HQ used to be on this canopy-shrouded piece of land which has repeatedly won the Bangalore Urban Arts Commission's annual awards for the city's best maintained gardens. Now the UB Group has shifted the distilling unit elsewhere and is developing a software park spread over 15,00,000 square foot along with the city's leading property developer Prestige Constructions. This concrete harbinger of doom will have the capacity to house 15000 workers. The rest is self-evident. I am not tiring my fingers typing about traffic congestion and the other ill-effects of moronic city planning.

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 7:24:00 AM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

are there any pics of the proposed UB City available anywhere?

 
At Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 9:11:00 AM GMT+5:30, Blogger The Bangalorean said...

Artists' impessions of the proposed structure were published in ads released in newspaper during the launch of the project six months ago. Will check if I can find any of them now.

 

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