Infosys to build clock tower in Mysore taller than London’s Big Ben
IT giant, Infosys, is soon to build a clock tower in Mysore which will surpass the 96m high London’s Big Ben and the 87 meter high Hoover Tower in California. The proposed clock tower is to measure 135m high. The Infosys clock tower in Mysore to be taller than London’s Big Ben or the world’s tallest free-standing clock tower is among the upcoming tourist attractions in India.
Kolkata Big Ben, a replica of the Big Ben in London, is India’s tallest clock tower as of the moment. Soon Kolkata Big Ben will be dwarfed by the upcoming free-standing clock tower in Mysore, Karnataka. The tower in Mysore will stand for nationalism, while Kolkata Big Ben apparently signifies colonialism.
Infosys has proposed to build the world’s tallest clock tower in Mysore, a historic city in South India. The 135-meter high tower found space within the sprawling 345-acre Global Education Center.
A model of the propsed clock tower is already in place which essentially incorporates both Gothic and classical styles. The estimated cost of the world’s tallest free-standing clock tower is a whopping Rs.60 crores, which Infosys, one of the leading Indian outsourcing firms, will fund.
The Infosys clock tower in Mysore will have 19 floors with a boardroom. The base of the tower will feature a dimension of 22×22 meters, and the top will display a digital timepiece. “The Global Education Center in Mysore is considered the world’s largest corporate university. A clock tower will bring alive the campus with more importance than before,” Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys.
The state government of Karnataka has approved the proposal to build the world’s tallest clock tower in Mysore. The tower will be completed and the clock will be seen ticking within 20 months from now, according to the Executive Vice President of Infosys. The design of the tower has been assigned to a Mumbai-based architect who had also designed Infosys’s Mysore campus.
The contract to build the Infosys clock tower in Mysore is given to the startup of a Kerala-born NRI engineer Faizal E Kottikollon based in Dubai. LERA, a New York based firm, will provide its consultancy services regarding the structural design of the firm.