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billion dollar home

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by GQgeek, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. redcaimen

    redcaimen Well-Known Member

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    It's just a status statement, that's all. Building it right in the center of the slums wreaks of a "fuck-you" attitude! Imagine how many of these poor people that money could have fed, clothed and educated!

    Well fed, educated poor people are dangerous - especially to billionaires.
     
  2. SField

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    It's just a status statement, that's all. Building it right in the center of the slums wreaks of a "fuck-you" attitude! Imagine how many of these poor people that money could have fed, clothed and educated!

    I think it's in a good neighborhood, isn't it?
     
  3. thekunk07

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    can the whole thing reek of curry?
     
  4. Tokyo Slim

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  5. Dragon

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    I have two distinct feelings about this house.

    1. It is the most hideous, outlandish piece of narcissistic shit I've ever seen. It's a thirty story, tone deaf abortion of materiality and scale.

    2. Having the audacity to build this in India, despite the fact that 580 million of your fellow countrymen don't even have access to electricity, is so blatantly unapologetic that it makes me admire the guy's way of thinking. While many people of excessive wealth like to pretend they are normal plebs, this guy is totally comfortable stating that he is in fact better than the rest of us and will not wade in mediocrity to appease those seeking political correctness. Or food.


    It's just a status statement, that's all. Building it right in the center of the slums wreaks of a "fuck-you" attitude! Imagine how many of these poor people that money could have fed, clothed and educated!

    I think it was a great idea, but the execution was very poor.

    I really don't understand why people keep complaining about rich people not giving away their money to poor people for free. Why should anyone give money away for free, just because they have more than someone else? In my opinion, while this project is very ugly, it has probably done a lot of good for poor people as well. Imagine all the workers directly and indirectly involved in a huge 1 billion dollar project. That means that poor people learn more skills while they EARN money and feed their families. This is all possible because this one man decided to go through with this huge 1 billion dollar idea.
     
  6. SField

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    Yes, the country is in fact (in a small way), better off for having someone spend 1 billion on developing a project. The taxes and cost of maintenance will benefit a great many poor people. I hope other elites in the country do it as well.

    I also think that people here on this forum complaining about wealth disparity are completely unaware of their circumstance and the incredible irony of the situation.
     
  7. LabelKing

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    Apparently the interior was designed by a company who does hotel design, which explains the gaudy luxury chain-hotel look of the place. [​IMG]
     
  8. Artisan Fan

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    For a $1billion you thought it would look more majestic than a lego house built by a 5 year-old

    +1.
     
  9. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    My other thought is this...$2 billion later and you still have a home in Bombay.
     
  10. MetroStyles

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    Bro's mad pussywhipped if he built that thing for a wife that isn't even sechsi.
     
  11. Mr Herbert

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    2. Having the audacity to build this in India, despite the fact that 580 million of your fellow countrymen don't even have access to electricity, is so blatantly unapologetic that it makes me admire the guy's way of thinking. While many people of excessive wealth like to pretend they are normal plebs, this guy is totally comfortable stating that he is in fact better than the rest of us and will not wade in mediocrity to appease those seeking political correctness. Or food.

    being apolagetic for your obscene wealth is not a concept which exists in india.
     
  12. Reggs

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    It's just a status statement, that's all. Building it right in the center of the slums wreaks of a "fuck-you" attitude! Imagine how many of these poor people that money could have fed, clothed and educated!

    You dont think this building will bring wealth to them?

    Go whine about unfairness somewhere else. India has embraced capitalism and it's been nothing but fantastic for them.
     
  13. dragon8

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    You dont think this building will bring wealth to them?

    Go whine about unfairness somewhere else. India has embraced capitalism and it's been nothing but fantastic for them.


    But its a few that truly get rich.
     
  14. CunningSmeagol

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    Oh, India [​IMG]
     
  15. StephenHero

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    being apolagetic for your obscene wealth is not a concept which exists in india.

    Quite honestly, I don't think many countries with new money are good at looking he part. Whenever you hear about some rich guy doing outlandish shit, it's usually from a developing region like India, Singapore, or Oman. Old money really does have a knack for class.
     
  16. GQgeek

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    Here are some pics inside:

    http://a11news.com/80/billion-dollar-home/

    It looks pretty darn tacky


    Bro's mad pussywhipped if he built that thing for a wife that isn't even sechsi.

    The wife pics explain everything. Different floors. If he's a smart man he has a private elevator (even from his wife) straight into his suite so he can s3x0r the type of wimminz a self-respecting billionaire should be banging.

    This man is doing it right:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. StephenHero

    StephenHero Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea how many people his cronies murdered to get him to the top, but I'm sure the view is nice.
     
  18. NorCal

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    You dont think this building will bring wealth to them?

    Go whine about unfairness somewhere else. India has embraced capitalism and it's been nothing but fantastic for them.


    Hmmmm....
     
  19. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    You dont think this building will bring wealth to them?

    Go whine about unfairness somewhere else. India has embraced capitalism and it's been nothing but fantastic for 2% of them.


    In tha last 10-15 years, most of those who have become billionaires in India have become by getting some sort of licences from the government, be it mining leases, spectrum for telephony, oil & gas exploration rights, permission for setting up special economic zones (SEZs) etc.

    Incidentally, I was trying to set up a small SEZ myself till the money dried out 2 years back for those kind of projects. The outlay was around 300 million INR and the expectation that I would be able to unload to a foreign investor for 6 times that.

    The size of my SEZ was 25 acres which is the smallest size permitted under the SEZ policy. Mukesh Ambani was planning a SEZ of 25000 acres. His also got mired in some problems and has reportedly been cut down to 1500 acres.
     
  20. SField

    SField Well-Known Member

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    Old money really does have a knack for class.
    Are you actually being serious? If you think this building is garish and unseemly, I really must question your knowledge of how many "old money" families made their fortunes. You're talking about slave labor, colonialism in the worst sense and a level of exploitation that would make most liberals faint and even cause blushing in staunch fiscal conservative Republicans. This building underlines a problem in Indian of a lack of wealth distribution, but ultimately something like this has an economic ripple effect that is better than had it not existed. Unfortunately it probably speaks to a certain level of corruption and nepotism, but India is improving at a fast rate. The larger its middle class can become, the better. Obviously the fact that a few hundred million people are still living in bronze age conditions but to turn that around in a few years is basically impossible. It's important to not confuse the "new money" lack of taste with their importance to economic development, and it makes them no better nor any worse than "old money".
     

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