Delhi 100: defining moments

Updated: Dec 14, 2011 01:12 IST

Rashtrapati Bhawan: The Government House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan), designed by Edwin Lutyens, was built to house the Viceroy. The most impressive feature was its dome. It was Lutyens’ most cherished project. About 29,000 workers toiled for eight years at any given point of time. 4.5 million bricks and 7, 500 tonnes of cement was used. The cost: Rs1.4 crore. Photos courtesy: New Delhi: Making of A Capital, Roli Books
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Rashtrapati Bhawan: The Government House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan), designed by Edwin Lutyens, was built to house the Viceroy. The most impressive feature was its dome. It was Lutyens’ most cherished project. About 29,000 workers toiled for eight years at any given point of time. 4.5 million bricks and 7, 500 tonnes of cement was used. The cost: Rs1.4 crore. Photos courtesy: New Delhi: Making of A Capital, Roli Books

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