Lodhi Estate: Steinabad and the American Heart of Delhi

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Mention ‘Delhi’ and Sultanate forts and tombs, Mughal palaces, and Lutyens’ creations readily come to mind. But in the heart of the city is a neighbourhood which although high-profile, conjures up little else. How ironic, for this upscale zone, familiar to Delhiites as Lodhi Estate, is not only aesthetically pleasing but special in many other ways.
Popularly referred to as ‘Steinabad’, this locality was designed by American architect Joseph Stein and beautifully bridges the old part of the city with the new. Some of Delhi’s most recognisable buildings are located here, including the India International Centre and the India Habitat Centre.

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