The proposed 250 metres tall assembly building in Amaravati will surpass Statue of Unity’s record by 68 metres.
Andhra Prades’s CM N Chandrababu Naidu has put a stop to the statue building spree stating that the proposed AP legislative assembly building in Amaravati will be taller than the Statue of Unity by 68 metres.
Hence, on completion, the assembly building will be the tallest structure in the country.
The Statue of Unity stands at 182 metres.
The design has almost been finalised by Naidu, with the blueprint being submitted to the state government by Foster + Partners firm.
All about the legislative assembly building
Amaravati masterplan project includes the design of two key buildings: the legislature assembly and the high court complex, along with several secretariat buildings, where the offices of state administration are located.
Mr. P. Narayana, and Dr.Sreedhar Cherukuri,met Master Architect Norman Foster today at his office in London and had a detailed discussion. pic.twitter.com/sN54x2xBvm
— Amaravati (@PrajaRajadhani) January 23, 2017
1. The legislative assembly building sits within a large freshwater lake and is framed by the secretariat and cultural buildings.
2. The building is sheltered by a 250 metres high conical roof with wide overhanging canopy that provides shade while also allowing for cooling breezes to blow through the building.
After due deliberation and consideration, the 'Spike' design is the proposed design for the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly structure in Amaravati. pic.twitter.com/Cg6lnc0nwL
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) December 17, 2017
3. Publicly accessible for most of the year, it is a gathering space for the public and their elected representatives. A spiral ramp takes people up to the cultural museum and the viewing gallery from where they can experience democracy in action.
4. The new building will have two galleries – one at 80 metres accommodating 300 people and the other at 250 metres accommodating 20 people.
5. The building will be cyclone and earthquake proof.
Mr.Pedro Haberbosch Partner and Architect, Fosters+Partners sharing design aspects with Hon'ble Chief Minister Sri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu @ncbn at Amaravati Deep Dive Workshop #ManaAmaravati #AmaravatiDDW @AndhraPradeshCM pic.twitter.com/yC4Z6NyDMF
— Amaravati (@PrajaRajadhani) December 16, 2017
Other proposed statues
Shortly after Statue of Unity was inaugurated, two more states made announcements about building grand statues.
1. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced that his state would build a 201 metres tall statue of Lord Ram
2. This announcement was followed by the Karnataka government’s announcement to build a 125 feet (38.1 meters) statue of Mother Cauvery
Karnataka government has proposed to erect a 125 feet statute of Mother Cauvery at the Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir in Mandya district. The government has also proposed to build a museum complex, 2 glass towers measuring 360 feet providing a bird's eye view of KRS reservoir, 1/3 pic.twitter.com/f2eqkICgCl
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2018
3. Meanwhile, a non-profit Buddhist organisation has also demanded land from the Gujarat government to build an 80-feet high statue of Lord Buddha in Gandhinagar, PTI reported on Thursday
4. The organisation has reportedly roped in Ram Vanji Sutar, the sculptor who designed the Statue of Unity, for the project