BMC building: Standing tall for 124 years

The BMC building, a heritage structure located opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, turned 124 on July 31. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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The BMC building, a heritage structure located opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, turned 124 on July 31. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The BMC building, a heritage structure located opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, turned 124 on July 31. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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The construction of the building began on December 9, 1884 and was completed on July 31, 1893. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The construction of the building began on December 9, 1884 and was completed on July 31, 1893. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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The building, a listed Grade II A heritage structure, was constructed in the Gothic style. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The building, a listed Grade II A heritage structure, was constructed in the Gothic style. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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The design was made by FW Stevens. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The design was made by FW Stevens. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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The BMC building is famous for its 225 feet tall front tower. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The BMC building is famous for its 225 feet tall front tower. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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Its chief architectural feature is the central dome that rises to a height of 234 feet. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Its chief architectural feature is the central dome that rises to a height of 234 feet. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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At its entrance, stands a bronze statue of Pherozeshah Mehta. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

At its entrance, stands a bronze statue of Pherozeshah Mehta. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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Its restoration was undertaken in 2008, by architect Abha Narain Lambah. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Its restoration was undertaken in 2008, by architect Abha Narain Lambah. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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The restoration took 5 years to complete. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

The restoration took 5 years to complete. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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Today, it is lit in 9 different lights, for the anniversary, at a cost of Rs11 crore. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Today, it is lit in 9 different lights, for the anniversary, at a cost of Rs11 crore. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

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