Dubai's Burj Khalifa reaches 163 stories into the sky — a total of 2,722 feet, a full 950 feet taller than New York City's World Trade Center Observatory. But Mumbai might someday have a tower that's even taller.
The Hindustan Times reported that there are plans just waiting for approval. “We are not giving our land to the builders and investors," says Nitin Gadkari, union minister for shipping, road transport and highways. "We have plans to develop the area...we are making a green, smart road, three times bigger than the Marine Drive. We plan historic landmark bigger than Burj Khalifa."
The new building would bring with it retail, entertainment, business, commercial, and office spaces. The Burj Khalifa was built with the intent to give new, eco-friendly life to Dubai's industrial wastelands. This new endeavor would be created with the same intent, according to Mashable.
Aside from the tower, the plans also incorporate a marine drive, much like the Burj Khalifa's Marine Drive (but bigger). The entire road will span more than four miles.