Till a few months ago, the skyscraper of the City of Joy, Kolkata, was dotted by the Shaheed Minar in Esplanade, the iconic Howrah Bridge, and the Victoria Memorial. These now have new company in the form of not only the city’s but also East India’s tallest residential building, The42. Now open to the public, The42 reaches the skies with 65 floors that stands proudly at the heart of the city in Chowringhee Road. And while that sure is the show-stealer, it is not the only feather adorning its hat.
Walking into the lobby, it’s hard to not notice the silver-copper-gold interiors which look opulent and extravagant but also modern and chic. With a lounge, indoor games rooms, a salon, mini movie theatre, a rooftop swimming pool, a bar, and a highly equipped gym, it’s also the perfect place for a staycation in the city. Designed by Hafeez Contractor, also the genius behind the skyscraping twin towers of The Imperial in Mumbai, The42 claims to take luxury a few notches higher to make the new residential experience ultra-luxurious and immersive. The blueprint of the tower shows clear intentions of giving Kolkata something out of the city’s usual experience, something to stun and start conversations on.
The apartments in The42, one on each floor, comprise 4 as well as 5 BHK plans, and in duplexes, completely customisable as far as the space is concerned. It marks the pinnacle of modern living and its introduction to Kolkata, a city which walks the line of tradition and modernity. While the interiors are exquisite and replete with evidences of the craftsmanship and attention to detail, it is the floor-to-ceiling glass windows in every room that overlook the city, offering unrestrained views of the Howrah Bridge and the Victoria Memorial that seal the deal. For anyone in love with the charm and the timeless grace of Kolkata, there’s nothing like waking up to its 360 degree views everyday.