Wednesday, November 14, 2007

GENERAL POST OFFICE, MUMBAI - A WONDER OF FUSION IN ARCHITECTURE



MUMBAI, the commercial nerve centre of India is very much like a victorian city, especially the area around the fort. One of the fort's remarkable buildings is the GENERAL POST OFFICE built in the style of INDO-SARACENIC design. The building had been designed by JOHN BEGG, who with his fellow architect GEORGE WITTET had established the INDO-SARACENIC style of architecture in British India. Considered as the most well known design, the GENERAL POST OFFICE was completed on 31st March 1913 at a total cost of Rs. 10, 09, 000. The central dome of the building strongly resembles with the GOL GUMBAJ of BIJAPUR.

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Ten Heritage Walks of Mumbai - by Fiona Fernandez - published by Rupa and Co.