LIC Building is a 15-storied building in Chennai, India, serving as the southern regional headquarters of the Life Insurance Corporation of India. It is the first skyscraper (Roof - 54 m (177 ft) and Top floor - 44 m (144 ft) built in Chennai and a famous landmark in the city. LIC building, located on the arterial Anna Salai (formerly Mount Road), is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city that is often featured in movies and other pop culture in the region.[
LIC Building was the tallest building in India when it was inaugurated on August 23, 1959 (construction commenced in 1953).. The building marked the transition from lime-and-brick construction to concrete columns in the region (construction cost Rs.8.7 million).
The building was designed by the London-based architects H. J. Brown and L. C. Moulin.[ The building was built on the lines of the UN Secretariat building in New York City. Although the construction was commenced in 1953, the architects withdrew in 1957 and the rest of the construction was overseen by Chennai-based architect L. M. Chitale.
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has commenced the LIC metro station - Chennai Metro Rail construction activity on Anna Salai. I have captured the current activity progressing around LIC building.
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