Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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The Bandra local railway station. It has been declared a heritage structure. The station, one of the oldest on the western lines and a Grade-I heritage structure, was approved for renovation by the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee on December 2007, provided that its style of architecture was preserved. After a painstaking restoration work, the doors of the restored station building was thrown open to the citizens on May 7. The recreated look, complete with red-tiled roofs, intricate eaves, fine woodwork pillars, high-arched walls, iron windows and large doors look exactly the way it would have when it was built in the 1880s.
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25 comments:

  1. Magnificent building and a superb photo! Thanks for the very interesting information as well.

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  2. Beautiful. I am glad that they are able to renovate it to its old style.

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  3. Brilliant! This edifice has character! Thanks for the information too!

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  4. ... that's good coz heritage structure (be it building or anything) is a piece of art and to renovate is a great deal of risk ... so it's good thing have turned out great ... thanks for sharing :)

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  5. love to see more of this structure.

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  6. it's great that this heritage building was renovated rather than demolished.

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  7. This truly is a very beautiful structure...i am glad that it is declared a heritage structure and is preserved.

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  8. très beau bâtiment, j'aime bien la forme de la tour

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  9. great building...old world charm

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  10. Wow - that is a stunning piece of architecture.

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  11. It's good that such majestic building is preserved for the next generation to enjoy.

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  12. Lovely photo and thanks for giving the note along with it...

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  13. awesome....evry time i luk at d renewed architecture of d station i alwys find sumthin new
    thnks 4 d info.....

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  14. They did a great job with this restoration, it's wonderful!
    Léia

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  15. Stunning monuments to remind the journey of the humanity through the centuries... Great!

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  16. Looks to be a successful project.

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  18. Glad they restored this instead of replacing it with some hideous ACP or the likes.
    - Mindless Mumbai

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  19. I love stopping by - it's almost as good as being there.

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  20. Nice picture. Probably the only station in the burbs with some class. The rest of the station are just plain ordinary!

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  21. What an incredible place. That sure is a neat structure.

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