Mukesh Ambani Bangun Rumah Termahal di Dunia

Perkenalkan, inilah Mukesh Ambani, atau nama lengkapnya Shri MukeshD. Ambani, yang sekarang dikatakan sebagai orang terkaya di dunia.Ya, dialah pengusaha kelahiran Yaman yang sekarang bermukim di India. Dialah pemimpin kelompok industri yang bernama Reliance.
Pada 29 Oktober yang lalu, akibat dari menguatnya harga saham perusahaannya, Ambani dinobatkan sebagai orang paling kaya dengan total kekayaan sebesar $63.2 milyar. Berapa rupiahkah itu? Silakan hitung sendiri.
Lho, katanya orang paling kaya di dunia itu Bill Gates. Nggak, ada yang bilang Gates sekarang cuma orang terkaya nomor tiga. Yang pertama itu ya Mukesh Ambani ($63.2 milyar), yang kedua Carlos SlimHelu ($62.2993 milyar) dari Meksiko, dan yang ketiga baru William(Bill) Gates ($62.29 milyar) yang bosnya Microsoft itu.

Dengan uang yang begitu banyak, Ambani membangun sebuah rumah untuk diri dan keluarganya (1 istri dan 3 anak). Ini adalah rumah paling mahal didunia dan rumah pertama yang biaya pembuatannya melebihi 1 milyar usd atau 9.2 trilliun rp. Rumah seharganya 2 milyar usd (19 trilliun rupiah) ini dibangun di tengah tengah kota Mumbai, India, yang penuh kemiskinan.

Rumah ini direncanakan sudah selesai pembangunannya November tahun ini.

khabarnya lantai 1 sampai 6 hanya buat parkir koleksi mobilnya saja. Setiap penghuni di rumah ini punya gym masing masing, 1 gym per orang. Ada bioskopnya, Ada ballroomnya dan garden.

Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, India's largest private sector company, has been mooting the idea of a groundbreaking residence for his family for almost a decade. As is company is leading the charge in Indian real estate, with massive SEZs planned to come up across the country, Ambani wanted his residence, located at Altamount Road, in the heart of Mumbai's skyscraper construction scene, to reflect the future of Indian construction.
The design of the Residence Antilia, as it came to be called, was kept a close secret even after construction started a couple months ago. Several days ago, he finally approved the release of the building's design to the public.
The Perkins + Will-designed 27 storey tower already under construction is planned to be the greenest in Mumbai (in apparent conflict with the Park Hyatt Tower and Lodha Bellissimo, which also claim the tag.) Like most capital projects in Mumbai, and reflective of Indian architecture and ancient Indian Vaastu Design, these buildings are to be garden buildings that, since they are skyscrapers, appropriately embody the garden-in-the-sky concept.
Residence Antilia goes one step further. It is designed as the largest and tallest "living wall" in the world -- a seamless, vertical garden that encompasses all walls of the building climbing to the 40th floor. Within this Vaastu tradition, the spine is regarded as the main source of support of the building, symbolically leading upward toward enlightenment. The various floor planes encombass a variety of garden tiers, terraces, water falls, ponds, recreational facilities, and enclosed, living areas that takes advantage of the most spectacular views of Mumbai and its waterfront.The building's height is significant. At 245m, it will be one of the tallest buildings in Mumbai. Although it only has only 40 floors, due to the non-standard design of the building, using the Indian construction standard of about 3.5m/floor, it will have the virtual height of a 70 storey tower, and will rival the nearby Imperial Twin Towers in height.
The tower will have 6 floors of parking; several floors of just gardens; a couple "entertainment" floors including a massive theater; 2 floors of guest apartments, and various floors dedicated to the kitchen, laundry and other services. Reliance Corporate offices will be in the bottom floors and the private Ambani family residence will make up the topmost several floors. A helipad is designed on top, but there is mixed reports on whether this feature has been actually approved by the authorities.

Construction of Mukesh Ambani’s new house at Altamount Road, where real estate prices are now in the region of Rs 75,000 per sq ft, began in late 2006, and the first six floors are already in place now. The building is expected to be complete in September 2008.

Features of the Home :

According to the plan, the house will rise to a height of 173.12 meters, equivalent to that of a regular 60-storeyed residential building. However, Antilia will have only 27 storeys in all, which means each floor will have a ceiling considerably higher than the current average of nearly three meters.
The first six floors — which have come up — will be reserved for parking alone, and that too for cars belonging only to Mukesh's family. Space for a total of 168 'imported' cars has been earmarked here.
Sources said the Ambanis would prefer to have all their cars serviced and maintained at an in-house service centre. This centre will be set up on the seventh floor.
The eighth floor will have an entertainment centre comprising a mini-theatre with a seating capacity of 50.
The rooftop of the mini-theatre will serve as a garden, and immediately above that, three more balconies with terrace gardens will be independent floors.
While the ninth floor will a 'refuge' floor — meant to be used for rescue in emergencies — two floors above that will be set aside for 'health.' One of these will have facilities for athletics and a swimming pool, while the other will have a health club complete with the latest gym equipment.
There will be a two-storeyed glass-fronted apartment for the Ambani family's guests above the health floors. One more refuge floor and one floor for mechanical works will be built on top of these apartments.
The four floors at the top, that will provide a view of the Arabian Sea and a superb view of the city's skyline, will be for Mukesh, his wife Neeta, their three children and Mukesh's mother Kokilaben.
According to the plan, two floors above the family's residence will be set aside as maintenance areas, and on top of that will be an "air space floor," which will act as a control room for helicopters landing on the helipad above.
The plan states that three helipads are to be built on the terrace.
However, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials told this paper that permission for the helipads has not been granted yet. "The residential plans were approved threefour years ago. Two levels of basement have also been shown in the proposed project," Sudhir Shinde, deputy engineer at the BMC's building proposals department said.
Nearly 600 staffers are expected to work fulltime in the building, sources said.
According to BMC records, the total area of Mukesh's Altamount Road plot is 4,532.39 square meters. The proposed built-up area is 4,778.09 square meters (only for residential purposes), and the permissible built-up area 4,939.81 square meters.
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