Delhi 100: defining moments
In the '70s, there was a scramble among businesses to acquire a space in Connaught Place. But CP alone could not meet the rising demand for commercial space. So many Lutyens’ bungalows on Barakhamba Road and Curzon Road gave way to the city’s first high-rises such as Kailash Building, Himalaya House, Kanchenjunga Building and others. By the late ’70s, downtown New Delhi had acquired a skyline.