Work on architectural design of F. W. Stevens was started in
the year 1878 and in the time span of ten years at the cast of
Rs. 16.14 lakhs a marvellous magnificent building was erected
at Mumbai which was named as Victoria terminus and presently
[since March 1996] known as Chh. Shivaji Terminus. Initially
the building was used for administrative purpose of railway
and other Muncipal offices even the printing work of rail
tickets was carried out here. Spectacular stone dome, turrets,
pointed arches and unusual ground plan of this best
illustration of Victorian [ British] architect based
construction in country, has made this building Icon of
Presently building is serving as the headquarter of central
railways and among the most busy rail stations in the country.
Since 2004 this is part of World Heritage of UNESCO.