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Chief Minister approves design for Assembly building

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Vijayawada

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu gave his approval to the design of the Legislative Assembly building.

The CRDA and representatives of Foster+Partners gave two options at the meeting and the Chief Minister approved. A tower having the Assembly Hall on the ground floor and other facilities above which include space from where the visitors could have a bird’s eye view of the capital region was what the Chief Minister had chosen. The second design is a square-shaped structure. Film director SS Rajamouli had made some suggestions on cultural dimensions. Rajamouli had given a presentation on the historic backdrop of Andhra Pradesh starting from its prominence as a hub of maritime trade centuries ago to its makeover as Sunrise State.

An official release said that the Assembly design includes a viewing tower and a museum with the complex spread over 17 lakh square feet. The Foster+Partners team submitted a revised design of the High Court Complex which derives its features from a Buddhist monument.

However, the CRDA will seek feedback from the public on both the design on the basis of which a final decision will be taken.


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