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"Architectural Sizzle" in India

With the outsourcing business booming, Indian companies are building sexy new office towers with the goal of attracting the hottest software developers and consultants.

Vikas Bajaj calls them "flashy":

"In this nation where world-class high-tech companies co-exist with urban slums and rural poverty, employers like Tata, Infosys and Wipro have set out to create avant-garde, environmentally smart corporate sanctuaries.

And even if some architects and critics complain about the wisdom and taste of the efforts, the executives behind the building boom say their ambitious projects put a modern face on Indian business."

Himanshu Burte, an architecture critic who has written for Planetizen, is interviewed for the piece.

Full Story: Flashy Office Space, Advertising India’s Allure

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