The police have sought lift details from PWD; Vishal Mewani absentmindedly stepped into the shaft before the lift came. A day after Kohinoor Electronics’ director Vishal Mewani was crushed to death under the lift of a residential building in Worli, the police have learnt that the 80-year-old, two-floor structure does not have a housing society. The building, Buena Vista, has only five flats, two of which are occupied by tenants. To ascertain if there was negligence, the police have asked the residents for the details of the lift contract. The police have also asked the lifts section of the Public Works Department (PWD) for details related to the elevator. Mewani, 47, a resident of Pedder Road, was visiting his friend Shailendra Singh at Buena Vista on Sir Pochkhanwala Road on Sunday night. He absent-mindedly opened the shutter and walked in thinking it was the lift. He immediately realised the mistake but the lift was right above him. By then it was too late and he … [Read more...] about Cops say bldg has no hsg soc, probing if there is lift maintenance contract
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But locals say the fortress-like building, featuring imposing stone walls, battlements and a 27ft tower, is akin to something from HBO's hit show Game of Thrones and totally out of place in a suburban neighborhood where it will spoil their views. 'We thought it was Winterfell when we first saw the plans. All it's missing is Jon Snow and a couple of dragons,' a neighbor joked to DailyMail.com. Pictured: A castle featured on the fantasy show … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: ‘All it’s missing is Jon Snow and a couple of dragons!’ GoT author George R.R. Martin submits plans to build fantasy castle in his New Mexico backyard – but his neighbors aren’t bending the knee!
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, author George R.R. Martin poses at the premiere of the film "Tolkien," at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. The "Game of Thrones" author won't be able to build a seven-sided, castle-style library at his compound in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the city's Historic Districts Review Board denied a request Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, to allow Martin to exceed the building height limit in the historic district where he lives. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) less … [Read more...] about George R.R. Martin can’t build castle library in New Mexico
The city’s Historic Districts Review Board on Tuesday denied a request to allow Martin to exceed the building height limit in the historic district where he lives, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. The project included a roof deck and an elevator tower. … [Read more...] about Santa Fe rejects George RR Martin’s request to build a ‘castle’ library