Raj Rewal’s Hall of Nations at New Delhi is Demolished

Built to celebrate 25 years of Independence, the Hall of Nations, a landmark in Delhi, showcasing modernity, indigenous talent and recognized across the world as work of art was demolished overnight on Monday.

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Hall of Nations and The Hall of Industries buildings at Pragati Maidan were demolished on 23rd April Night. It’s a sad day for Architecture, Delhi and the country that celebrated it as a symbol of modernity. So much for Heritage, Modern Monuments, progressive movements, the collective civic space, make in India, institutions that were structured to protect the collective interest and development processes.

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Build by renowned architect Raj Rewal the building was demolished after the Delhi High Court dismissed a petition filed by the architect to preserve the structure.

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The building came under threat as the Indian Trade Promotion Organisation that came up with the redevelopment plan of Pragati Maidan did not want to keep the structure.

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