Work on the structure will begin soon, and is expected to be completed in 2019.

Its official Andhra cabinet finalises tower design for Amaravati Assembly
news Amaravati Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 07:30

The Andhra Pradesh cabinet on Saturday finalised the 'tower design' for the upcoming Assembly building in its capital Amaravati, after zeroing down on two designs earlier this week.

The Chief Minister and the Ministers had voted for the tower design and stated that it was also favoured by a majority of the public, who voted for their choice, picking between the two final designs.

The 250-metre high structure, which includes a four-storeyed main building, is expected to be up and ready in roughly two years. 

Speaking to mediapersons, Municipal Administration Minister P. Narayana said that architecture firm Foster + Partners would come up with the action plan for its implementation in six to eight weeks.

A meeting of Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) officials along with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and representatives of architecture firm Foster+Partners was held at the Secretariat on Wednesday to zero down on the designs.

Famous filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who had been roped in by Naidu earlier, was also present at the meeting.

While several people present at the meeting voted for their favourite designs on Wednesday, the CRDA said that the final decision will be taken only after feedback from the public.

Watch a short video on the design that has been selected.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Rajamouli said, “At the beginning of this exercise, I helped in documenting the aspirations of the Chief Minister, who wanted the building to be a show-piece of Indian-ness and one that reflects the richness of Telugu history and culture. Now, I provided images asked by the F+P. Otherwise, my contribution is as little as that of the squirrels in the construction of the Rama Sethu.”

In October this year, the Facebook page of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh released 13 designs for the new Assembly building.

"These are the Proposed 'AP Assembly' Designs at Amaravati. Your Feedback is solicited - Please indicate your choice of the design in comments section," the TDP said on its Facebook page.


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