In what could be a potential centre for global IT activities, an iconic structure is coming up in the capital city Amaravati . The state government and the Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugus (APNRT) are jointly developing the premium asset near Rayapudi village. Named as APNRT iCon, the tower is a 33-storey structure with around 11 lakh SFT of office and residential space. The structure itself is going to be a landmark of the capital city area as it is located right on the banks of Krishna river and next to the proposed central park. 

Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, while laying the foundation for the iCon on Friday, said that they would make Amaravati an innovation valley in the coming years.

The iconic structure will give a stunning 360° degree view of Amaravati for the occupants. This is considered to be the first venture in the country that the non-resident local community have joined hands with the state government to build an economic hub. “Interests of non-resident Telugus and priorities of the state are completely and seamlessly aligned together in creating this very special iconic project in the heart of Amaravati. It will stand out as a symbol of pride and achievements of non-resident Telugus all over the world for next hundred years in the down-town Amaravati,” Dr. Ravi Vemuru, president, APNRT, and the state government advisor told ‘TOI.’

He said that they have planned the big-ticket venture in order to preserve and inculcate the international participation from across the globe. He said that a beautiful pavilion with 40 flags of various countries was also built at the location. 

This unique iconic structure will be 158 meters/33 floors high in the form of the letter “A” to represent Amaravati and a hanging globe in the centre to represent worldwide presence of NRTs. It will have several stunning features like revolving restaurants, NRT club, world class auditorium, high end class rooms with state of the art audio visual equipment, sustainability features with water and energy conservation.