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Billionaire Behaving Badly: Abandoning a 27-Story House
October 26, 2011
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Imagine you've had a new home built for yourself. Since this is only imaginary, why not make it 27 stories tall? And include three helicopter landing pads and six floors of parking? And of course, you'll need a movie theatre and a grand ballroom. For Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, this is not imaginary: he actually built himself a home like that. Only now that it's completed, he doesn't seem to want to move in.

The building's been controversial ever since it was first announced - as the Independent says, some people see it as "vulgar and inappropriate in a city where more than six million people live in shanties". With the news that Mr. Ambani and his family are apparently not living there, that controversy is probably not going away. One theory of why he's not moving in is that the building doesn't conform to the ancient Indian architectural doctrine known as Vastu Shastra - sounds like poor planning on somebody's part.

Here's an image of the completed building in question:

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