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Metropolitan Building : This is the image of the famous Metropolitan Building located on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Calcutta near Esplanade.It is used as a residential and a commercial building.Formerly known as the Whiteway Laidlaw department store, it was a famous department store in Calcutta during the British Rule in India.It was at that time Asia’s largest departmental store is a landmark of Esplanade Square & a superb example of British Raj architecture.

This neo-baroque emporium—with domes, a clock tower, and arched recessed windows—exemplifies fashionable shopping during the British Raj in British India. The building was built in early 20th century.

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Additional Photos by Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2124 W: 2 N: 4155] (17179)
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