Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly known, Victoria Terminus, is a modern yet archaic railway station in the bustling capital city of Maharashtra – Mumbai.
The marvellous structure is the perfect example of the Victorian-Gothic style of architecture in India and was built in 1878.
The building, designed by the British architect F. W. Stevens, became the symbol of Bombay as the ‘Gothic City’ and the major international mercantile port of India.The main architecture of the building reflects the Victorian Gothic styles and designs of the late 19th century.
The style and the ornamentation of the edifice were acceptable to both Indian and European culture. Complete with turrets, pointed arches and an eccentric ground plan, the CST was a novel achievement during that period. To date, the building retains most of the architectural designs with probably, an addition of two or more headquarters.