With incomes growing and large numbers of people moving to urban areas, the demand for housing is on the upswing. Due to high construction costs and non-availability of land at preferred locations, people opt for apartments. So far, so good – but multi-storied buildings have their downside too. What if an earthquake strikes a seismic zone in india? Modern day technology does have answers to such problems and architects specialize in earthquake-resistant designs that protect a building in such an eventuality. But the question is how many are actually using standards and safety norms?
Today’s upwardly mobile live and work in high-rise buildings with terraces and balconies overlooking the cityscape. In India, the majority of such buildings are seen in the commercial capital Mumbai that is already overstretched. Talks are on about a proposed 320 m high India International Trade Center here that will have 72 floors. Hyderabad is also constructing the APIIC tower with a 100 floors. The structure is likely to be completed by 2010.
With every country in a bid to construct the tallest building in the world, NOIDA has got the government’s go-ahead to build a skyscrape
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