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Architecture of Hyderabad during the CIB period


Set up in 1912 after the devastating floods of 1908, the City Improvement Board (CIB) functioned for nearly half a decade and built new roads, cleared slums, constructed housing colonies and several public buildings particularly during the nineteen thirties. Redevelopment of localities, roads and the Musi riverfront by the CIB triggered the construction of several city landmarks like the Osmania General Hospital, the High Court and the Moazam Jahi Market. Several European architects such as Vincent J. Esch designed these buildings and attempted a synthesis of European, Islamic and Hindu architectural traditions and motifs as can be seen in the Osmania Arts College building designed by Monsieur Jasper.