Street travel documentary
Walking tour explores our streets,
Our ambience and our cities
And locks our sights in space and time
Forever to cherish and love
Our shared cityscape
This tour – Connaught Place, C.P., Delhi, NCR
It was developed as a showpiece of Lutyens’ Delhi with a prominent Central Business District (Delhi). Named after Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, construction work began in 1929 and was completed in 1933.
Plans to have a central business district were developed as the construction of the new capital of Imperial India began to take shape. Headed by W.H. Nicholls, the chief architect to the Government of India, the plans featured a central plaza based on the European Renaissance and in the Classical style. However Nicholls left India in 1917, and with Lutyens and Baker busy working on larger buildings in the capital, design of the plaza eventually fell to Robert Tor Russell, chief architect to the Public Works Department (PWD), Government of India.
Named after Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught (1850–1942), third son of Queen Victoria and uncle of King George VI of England, who visited India in 1921 and laid the foundation of the Council House (now Sansad Bhavan, or Parliament House).
Connaught Place’s Georgian architecture is modelled after the Royal Crescent in Bath, designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774.
As of July 2018, Connaught Place was the ninth most expensive office location in the world with an annual rent of US$153 per sq ft.
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