Delhi 100: defining moments

Updated: Dec 14, 2011 01:12 IST

Heart of the city: A central business district was part of the original plan of British Imperial Capital. The British wanted a new Capital, which could serve as shopping, entertainment and fine dining hub. The construction of Connaught Place — designed by Robert Tor Russell — was started in 1929. The inspiration came from The Royal Crescent in the city of Bath in England. Photos courtesy: New Delhi: Making of A Capital, Roli Books
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Heart of the city: A central business district was part of the original plan of British Imperial Capital. The British wanted a new Capital, which could serve as shopping, entertainment and fine dining hub. The construction of Connaught Place — designed by Robert Tor Russell — was started in 1929. The inspiration came from The Royal Crescent in the city of Bath in England. Photos courtesy: New Delhi: Making of A Capital, Roli Books

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