Bharat Virasat-Municipal Corporation Building

Municipal Corporation Building

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The Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai is a heritage building opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in South Mumbai, at the junction of Dadabhai Naoroji Road and Mahapalika Marg. The building houses the civic body that governs the city of Mumbai, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. The 77.7m tall central tower is the most prominent feature of the building, with the central dome that rises to a height of 71.5m. The gable has a huge winged allegorical figure representing the 'urbs prima in Indis', the first city of India.

Constructed in:

19th century CE

Local Language(s):

Marathi, Hindi


The MCGM was created in 1865 and Arthur Crawford was its first Municipal Commissioner.

The Municipality was initially housed in a modest building at the terminus of Girgaum Road. In 1870, it was shifted to a building on the Esplanade, located between Watson Hotel and the Sassoon Mechanics Institute where the present Army & Navy building is situated, before finally moving to the current building when it was ready in 1894.


The Gothic architecture with controlled composition custom–made for the city has cusped window arches and elaborately domed corner towers.

The richly molded and paneled Council Chamber has a ceiling of unpolished teak.




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