LIC_building,_Chennai

LIC Building in Chennai was the tallest building in India when it was inaugurated in 1959.It was the first skyscraper built in India and a famous landmark in the city.This building is located on the arterial Anna Salai (formerly Mount Road). The building consists of 15 floors—13 levels with 2 basement floors and it is 177ft tall.
Cost to build this building was estimated to INR 8.7 million in 1959.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIC_Building