Mumbai-Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is an architectural treasure trove.
There are many historic clock towers in the city with a few in ruins while some others have fallen into disrepair. Though some of these located in landmark places like CST, the Rajabai clock tower, Crawford market, St Thomas cathedral and the David Sassoon library are maintained well due to its heritage value and rich history, others like the Godi Ghadiya and Bazaar Gate clock towers lie in shambles.
The Rajabai clock tower is a one of its kind tower as it stands tall in the University of Mumbai premises. It was designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1878 and was financed by the founder of the Bombay Stock Exchange Premchand Roychand. The clock tower is named after Roychand's mother Rajabai.
Another iconic clock tower is the one at CST. The CST railway station was built in 1888 by Sir Frederick William Stevens; the architecture has influences of the Victorian Gothic style of St Pancras Railway Station in London.
This structure is now in ruins. Godi Ghadiyal is yet another heritage site in Mumbai which is situated at the Indira Gandhi docks. This one, like the Bazaar Gate clock tower, is also in shambles.
The city, which has no time to stand and stare, apparently has no time for these timekeepers as well.