Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Old and the New....

Trivandrum is a city changing, day-by-day. Those of us who have been out for atleast a year will have difficulty making out some parts of the city. The usual reaction will be "Whoa, what's this??!!"

With the Road Development project, dozens of new highrises and massive development along the IT Corridor, can't blame people for wondering if they took the right flight home.

Here is an example. The BATA building at Pulimoodu was one of the first multi-storied structures in Trivandrum, hailing back to a time decades ago, when only Trivandrum was a city to speak of in the State. But,like everything else, it's time too has come to pass. The building is being demolished for widening M.G.Road and the wreckers' hammers have already started to fall.


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Meanwhile, a lil' further down the road, the Varkey Tower, a high-rise shopping/office tower is nearing completion. Like any great ecosystem, as one element dies, an even grander one takes its place.

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4 comments:

  1. I have seen this Building when i visited Trivandrum 2 weeks back and was surprised to see this building which i didn't notice before. :-)

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  2. I have seen this Building when i visited Trivandrum 2 weeks back and was surprised to see this building which i didn't notice before. :-)

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  3. Opposite AG's Office, MG Road. Glazing has now started.

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Thanks for your comment, I will take a look at it and put it up at the earliest.