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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Identification

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Victoria Terminus Station
125900

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
applied masonry
neo-gothic

Usages

rail station

Facts

  • The colossal central dome was the 13ft (4m) high statue representing "Progress" and holding a torch.
  • In the facade detail are sculptures of Raj-era personalities, such as Sir Bartle Frere.
  • The entrance gate sculptures are of a Lion and a Tiger, symbolizing Britain and India respectively.
  • 2 million passengers commute through the railway station every day.
  • Completed in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
  • Designed by the English architect, Frederik William Stevens.
  • The most impressive example of British Victorian Gothic architecture in India.
  • The station has 18 platforms.

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Location

Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road
Mumbai
Maharashtra
India

Technical Data

250.00 ft
233.99 ft
233.99 ft
1878
1888

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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