Chennai photo quiz 12
Answer It is the partially constructed hotel by Balaji hotels next to the DMK office on Mount Road – NavneethC
Originally touted to be a 7 star hotel (while all reports say 7 star, i highly doubt this. If it was, it would have been the first in the world, beating the Burj Al Arab by 3 years) called the Magunta Oberoi way back in 1994, it got stalled before completion after one of the backers, Magunta Subbarami Reddy was murdered by naxalites and the Balaji group which promoted it, folded up under debt.
The latest is that it had been bought by the Hyatt group in the US earlier this year. Whats to become of this big block of glass, no one knows. Read the Hindu article on the history of the location, which once used to house a villa named Abbotsbury.