Nathani Heights in Mumbai, India. Courtesy Skyline Architects
Thornton Tomasetti is providing structural engineering services for a new 72-story luxury residential tower featuring a fully-equipped sports and health club, an indoor jogging track, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool located 400 feet above ground level, a movie theatre, a private amphitheater, a children’s play area and five levels of underground parking. Located within landmark Dalal Estates, one of the oldest and largest residential complexes in Mumbai, the tower will have unobstructed views to the Arabian Sea and other well-known landmarks such as the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, the Willingdon Sports Club and the Bandra Worli Sealink.
The building’s structural system employs composite construction for critical elements. The lateral system uses a high-strength concrete core with composite steel and reinforced concrete “mega columns” and outrigger trusses for enhanced structural stability. Temperature-controlled, self-compacting concrete was selected to the reduce heat of hydration and ensure superior durability of the structure.
The building earned a Green Homes Certification under the Indian Green Building Council for optimizing natural light and ventilation, reusing 100 percent of rainwater runoff and the installation of indigenous trees and plants for landscaping.
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