M Pallonji

Restore or remove?

Can the buildings in the Taraporevala Aquarium complex on Bombay’s Marine Drive be maintained or will they need to be torn down and built afresh? That is the question before the state government, after a structural audit commissioned by them "revealed that the building has developed structural flaws,” reported the Hindustan Times (HT) on May 20, 2022. The Aquarium has not opened to the public even after the threat of coronavirus has somewhat receded. "The tremors caused by the construction of the Coastal Road also affected its structural stability,” noted HT. Access to the buildings is hampered on account of......

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