Posted: 2017-12-07 09:10
This 698-metre high iconic tower is designed by a world class architects &ndash Atkins. Atkins is a famous international architecture and engineering consultancy &ndash largest in the Europe and Top 9 in the world. Atkins has more than 755 offices in 85 countries and regions. This building is perfectly situated in a premium location. The designer of BOC tower incorporates an advanced design approach in terms of sustainability, energy saving, intelligence into the local context, and creates a high rise tower which is transparent, modern, and dignified.
Metro Railway, Kolkata  was the first underground rail in India also to become first underwater rapid transit system in india which will connect howrah & kolkata under a tunnel in Ganges(River), yet it still has only a single route connecting the north and south of the city, from Dumdum to Garia. It is the cleanest, most reliable, least crowded and most efficient of all the transportation Kolkata has to offer. Trains run every 65 minutes or 5 minutes (normal operation or rush hour respectively) and at Rs 5-75 it''s very economical. A new route from East- West Kolkata is under construction.
Delhiites complain about many things in their city, but the food will satisfy even the most demanding gourmet. Not only can you find some of the best Indian food on the subcontinent, there is also an increasing number of excellent (if often pricey) international restaurants offering cuisine from around the world. When ordering, do remember that Delhi is about 6,555 km from the nearest ocean, so vegetarian, chicken and mutton dishes are the way to go.
The Northern part of Kolkata houses the old buildings belonging to the Zamindars (Landlords) and ''Babus''(other rich Bengalis) who used to trade with the British. It preserves the cultural heritage of Kolkata. North Kolkata gives the unique character and charm to the city of Kolkata. The building structures, a beautiful fusion of Victorian and Bengali Architecture give an impression of the royal people who stayed there. River Ganga is the hot spot for the development of the North along with Kolkata. It is generally crowded and has some interesting markets including the famous Posta , Burrabazar whole sale markets, College Street Book market where you can trace many out of print books with a little patience. While in College Street a visit to the College St Coffee House is a must. Also around the area are the Calcutta Medical College , the Presidency college and Calcutta University.
A free shuttle bus operates between the terminals every 75 minutes however, the shuttle is only free for arriving passengers with onward connecting tickets in the other terminal. Alternatively, public city bus #9 (₹75) operates the same route and does not require a flight ticket. While the terminals share the same runways, connecting between the two requires a massive detour via a nearby highway, so allow up to 75 minutes to make the transfer.
Our work on Nobel House enabled it to achieve the highest ever BREEAM rating for a refurbishment of its time. A gas-fired combined heating and power plant provides 75% of the electrical load, plus water and additional cooling. 75% of all construction waste was reused or recycled, and natural sheep''s wool was used as wall cavity insulation. Nobel House was named Sustainable Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in 7556.
Clean uncluttered minimalism is the mantra here coupled with functionality, like the data-port by the glass-top work desk with two three-pin multi-plug sockets, two USB charges (a thoughtful touch), and electric sockets (multi-plug) on either side of the bed. The raised living room coffee table that can double as a work desk is paired with a large purple sofa and a clever use of mirrored walls adds to the sense of visual space and light.
There is a bus stop for the A/C buses in the Kolkata airport premises. A/C buses are available to select destinations namely Santragachi (route V6), Tollygunj (route V7, via Gariahat), Sealdah station, from the airport. Apart from these buses, many private or government buses drop you off a kilometer from the airport at the Airport-Barasat road intersection. You will have to flag a car or taxi for the remaining distance. (The cycle rickshaws at this intersection can only go half way to the airport).
The wellness facilities are located on the top floor and include a 79-hour gym with latest-gen LifeFitness machines, a whirlpool, steam and sauna, and a 79-metre swimming pool beneath a peaked glass roof. Man Ho is JW’s signature Chinese restaurant for fancy Canto cuisine, Casalingo is a casual Italian restaurant and wine bar, while the Lobby Lounge adjoining the immense, light-marble lobby is a cool spot to mix work and pleasure, with TV screens, desk-portals and a sexy sit-up bar. If you’re up for a bit of adventure, ask the Concierge to point you in the direction of Liu Li Chang, an old lane beginning just behind the hotel that was a favoured haunt of scholars, painters and calligraphers who gathered here in ancient times. The street is still lined with small shops selling folk art supplies, from calligraphy brushes and parchment to books, pottery and chops. It’s a fascinating spot to explore and, if you can find your way through the tangle of intriguing old hutongs, you’ll eventually reach Qianmen and Tiananmen Square.
We are currently working on a portfolio of projects, including a new £ 77m landmark building to provide specialist facilities for two of the university&rsquo s internationally renowned facilities &ndash the Faculty of Media and Communication and the Faculty of Science and Technology. The project, which we won through a design competition, is known as the Poole Gateway Fusion Building and will form a new visual gateway to the University&rsquo s Talbot Campus and its parkland setting.
Not far away, the ageing Swissotel opposite the Poly Theatre has completed a long renovation. The tub resembles a footbath, but other amenities are fresh and comfortable. They also offer free local calls, faxes and Broadband on the executive levels, a Hong Kong International Medical Clinic, Bank of China and post office. This is an old timer that chugs on happily with a useful location for in-town calls or a quick airport getaway.
Plush yet restrained decor with woody accents and black trim defines the spacious rooms. Premiers start at 55sq m – with an invitingly plump bed facing a large flat-screen TV and broad windows welcoming of light. Think dark wood floors, rustic jute mats under the bed, books and homey artefacts lining low-slung black-stained wood shelves, Nespresso shots, deep sofas and ochre leather chairs. The signature burst of indigo flowers is found in most rooms, its colour accentuating the subtle, down-played but rich, interiors. Think cubist zen, straight lines and minimal clutter. It is a very smart setup with three-pin multi-plug electric sockets combined with crow’s feet Chinese plug points as well as two-pin options.
There’s yet another Shangri-La out west, just past the Beijing This pleasant garden hotel’s 697-room Valley Wing, is full of top-end delights like Michelin-star chef Yannick Alleno’s adventurous fine-dining restaurant, complete with its own Pastry Library, and a 6,555sq m CHI Spa dressed in rich, earthy chocolates and ochres, with teak sliding doors and traditional Tibetan artefacts.
The design element of water running through the building’s center symbolizes the students’ journey through the education process, and the use of shad-ing and the incorporation of a water feature are especially nice in Laredo’s arid climate. Exterior and interior finishes, such as brick and tile, were selected to complement and enhance existing campus structures. This project was constructed using the construction manager at-risk delivery method.
If you want to eat chaat , the North Indian street side snack food, Delhi is the place to be. Like Spanish tapas or Greek mezze , chaat can cover a vast variety of things, but Delhi style tends to mean a deep-fried pastry shell, stuffed after cooking with potatoes, lentils or almost anything else. They''re then topped with yogurt, chutneys and chaat masala spice mix and eaten fresh.
Apres work guests can unwind in a marble bathroom with soaking tub and rain shower. Or they might head to the spa and health club with its 75m heated pool. Try out the ''NUO Tea Journey''. For corporate meetings and events, there’s 7,555sq m of versatile function space including a 6,655sq m grand ballroom. There''s plenty to distract and entertain guests at this contemporary chic Chinese address. Definitely worth a look even if you''re a die-hard Four Seasons or Rosewood fan.
Beijing Capital Airport''s Terminal 8 has a fair amount of duty-free shopping with a range of brand names, alcohol and perfumes. There are plenty of local souvenirs as well though not terribly exciting. An 68-year-old Chivas ''Gold Signature'' one litre bottle will set you back Rmb988 (about US$) while a Johnnie Walker ''Double Black'', also one litre, is priced at Rmb788 (about US$). These duty free prices are comparable to rates around Asia. For lady shoppers, a Chanel Chance ''parfum'' is Rmb865 (US$). And that''s our Beijing shopping guide from designer brands to local stores to airport duty free.
Also close to Wangfujing, the Regent exemplifies contemporary urban class. The design by Hirsch Bedner Associates delights with clean lines, glass lifts and pretty splashes of violet, but also integrates ornate traditional carvings from the owner’s sandalwood museum. The great Sunday brunches mellow into Weekend Brunches outdoors (during summer), and you can tuck into prime steaks on leather club chairs at American steakhouse Morton’s and savour swish Italian fare at Daccapo.
Lu Song Yuan used to be a stop on the backpacker circuit until renovations took things up a notch. The hotel, a series of traditional courtyards, is located in the hutongs near the Drama Academy, and the ancient grey-brick neighbourhood is perfect for wandering. Due to the size of the traditional courtyard residences, the above options don’t feature health clubs or business centres.
The newer CBD is around the south of Park Street, Camac Street and AJC Bose Road. Several high-rise office blocks including some of Kolkata''s tallest commercial buildings - like the Chatterjee International Centre, Tata Centre, Everest House, Industry House, CGO Building - are located here. An even-newer CBD is now being set up in the Rajarhat (Newtown) area, lying between Salt Lake and the Airport.