Mumbai’s Namaste Tower to feature a windmill and a solar-panel canopy!
Mumbai, India’s financial capital, is a quickly growing city that has begun sprouting up vertical architectural wonders off-late. Most recently, we came across this new development that could soon stand tall in Mumbai’s skyline. Called the Namaste Tower, this high-rise by WS Atkins, is planned to be completed by 2015. Besides its phenomenal shape that depicts two joined hands positioned in the traditional gesture for a “hello”, this tower is green and eco-friendly!
The Namaste Tower will feature large solar thermal collectors which will be used partially to heat water inside. The 62-story tower will also sport a windmill and will house the W Hotel. The podium below the tower will have an array of solar thermal collectors that will juice up 12% of the building’s energy requirements. One thing’s for sure. This tower will indeed grace Mumbai’s skyline unlike any other!