Mumbai’s Unesco bid will be centered on its stunning architecture.
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Delhi has already submitted its bid to receive a Unesco World Heritage tag and now, Mumbai’s pitch is also gathering pace.
According to the Hindustan Times, the latter’s submission is centred on the Oval Maidan and titled The Victorian & Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai.
The monument encapsulates the brilliant design that is inherent to most of the city’s architecture, including the 19th century neo-gothic buildings to the Oval’s east and the 20th century art deco constructions of the Backbay Reclamation.
“Together, these two architectural ensembles constitute the most remarkable collection of Victorian and art deco buildings, the largest such conglomeration of these two genres of architecture in the world,” Mumbai’s dossier states.
Government officials can nominate one site and India’s choice will be submitted in January.