Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Africa's Tallest building to be built in Lagos,Nigeria

The multi-level, 65-storey building tagged as the "World Trade Tower", is set to be constructed in the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, which will will act as the home for the Lagos World Trade Centre. The construction of the building is being handled by BHS International Limited.

BHS Managing Director, Mr. Martin Baines, says the firm is projecting a 24-hour, seven days a week, and 12 month influx of international visitors within five years after completion:

"We remain consistent in our basic goal of turning the complex into a city centre providing top class hotel, business and leisure facilities and encapsulating the spirit and tradition of Lagos and Nigeria."

"The proposed city centre will have regular art activities with the atmosphere of Hollywood and little Las Vegas, with artists and movie stars working on a regular visit. With assorted restaurants, nightclubs, a huge shopping arena with about 2,000 shops, a modern world trade centre for the first time in Africa is here in Nigeria.

Mr. Baines mentioned the execution of the project would be handled by international experts working with local contractors. "The aim is to stimulate employment as well as acquisition of skill by the Lagos labour force."

Africa's tallest building is currently the 36 year old, 50 storey "Carlton Centre" in Johannesburg. South Africa, that stands at 223 metres tall.

Daily Independent

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1 comment:

  1. ADELEKE Idowu AdekunleJuly 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    As a civil engineer, It is my prayer, it is my hope and my wish that this dream come to reality Inshaallah. I am wishing you successful conception, implementation and completion. And, make sure that, it is just the beginning of the beginning, because, the target is to beat the current record holder ( Burj Khalifa) the tallest building in the whole world. Thanks and God bless.