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Metropolitan Building is the number 46.26 building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Kolkata near Esplanade. Formerly known as the White way Laidlaw department store, it was a famous department store in Calcutta during the British Rule in India. This neo-baroque emporium—with domes, a clock tower, and arched recessed windows—exemplifies fashionable shopping during the British Raj in British India. The building was built in 1905. Post-Independence Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. assumed ownership, so people know it more commonly as Metropolitan Building. It is located near the Shaheed Minar and the Grand Hotel.

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  • Copyright: Partha Roy (partharoy1779) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (64)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-05
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-01 21:34
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