Thursday, October 13, 2011
(THE BOMBAY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BUILDING — BOMBAY — YEAR 1893)
The headquarters of India’s richest municipal organisation is the Bombay Municipal
Corporation or BMC Building. Renamed Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika, it is
considered a Grade IIA heritage building and houses the civic body that governs the
city of Mumbai.
The imposing Gothic structure was designed by FW Stevens. Construction was
completed in 1893, with its tallest tower rising up to 77.7 metres (255 feet).
The chief architectural feature is its central dome, which rises to a phenomenal height
of 71.5 metres (234.6 feet) and is visible even from a distance. At the entrance stands
an impressive bronze statue of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta.