Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers

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Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers
BSE Building Side View.jpg
General information
Architectural styleModernism
LocationMumbai
AddressDalal Street, Mumbai 400001
CountryIndia
Coordinates18°55′47″N 72°50′01″E / 18.929681°N 72.833589°E / 18.929681; 72.833589
Current tenantsBombay Stock Exchange
Completed1980
OwnerBombay Stock Exchange
Height117.96 metres (387.0 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count29
Design and construction
ArchitectAr. Chandrakant Patel
Architecture firmArchitectural Research Unit
Structural engineerHadkar Prabhu & Associates
Main contractorLarsen & Toubro Limited

The Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers, popularly known by its original name of BSE Towers, is a 29-storey building in downtown Mumbai on Dalal Street, near its intersection with the Mumbai Samachar Marg. The building is owned and occupied by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

History[edit]

Prior to 1928, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) operated out of a building near the Town Hall; the present site near Horniman Circle was acquired by the exchange in 1928, and a building was constructed and occupied in 1930. The street on which the site is located came to be called Dalal Street in Hindi (English: Broker Street) due to the location of the exchange.

Construction of the current towers began in the late 1970s, with the building completed and occupied by the BSE in 1980, it was initially called BSE Towers. Soon after occupation, following the death of Sir Phiroze Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy, chairman of the BSE since 1966, the building was renamed in his memory.

At the time of its completion, it was the tallest building in India, although it has since lost that claim to newer buildings.[citation needed]

The building was a target of the 1993 Bombay bombings; the first of the 13 bomb blasts occurred at 13:25 hours on 12 March 1993 in the basement garage of the building. Almost 50 brokers and traders were killed and 30 cars were destroyed in the attack.[2][3] BSE secures a trademark for its iconic building Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers at Dalal Street in Mumbai.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers". Emporis.com. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Bombay hit by devastating bombs". BBC. 12 March 1993. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Bombay Seeks Link to Stolen Car In Fatal Blast at Stock Exchange". The New York Times. 15 March 1993. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  4. ^ "BSE secures a trademark for its iconic building Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers at Dalal Street in Mumbai". financialexpress. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.

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