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LUANDA | Torre de Angola | 70F | 325m

Angola: Luanda to have 325 meter-high 70-storey building

Luanda, Angola, 18 Jan – Construction of Angola’s tallest building, 325 meters high and with 70 storeys to be built in an area of 200 square meters, is estimated to cost US$800 million to build, the general director of the promoting company said in Luanda Thursday.

The project named Torre Angola, which was officially presented to the press Thursday in Luanda by promoting company Real Empreendimentos, will have a 1,400-room hotel on one side and on another a number of luxury apartments.

“Inside, amongst other various compartments, Torre Angola will have restaurants, conference centres, health care clinics, shopping malls, cinemas and travel agencies. It will be a city within a city,” said Evalina Sapilinha.

She said that it would also have a 40-meter high pavilion, which will have an observation area for visitors to view the city.

Spanish company Urbanizaciones Rhiconsa will be involved in the construction of the project.

According to the information presented by Real Empreendimentos, the five highest buildings in Africa are the Carlon Center, in South Africa, which is 223 meters high and has 50 floors, which is followed by Ponte Investment, 173 meters high with 54 floors, also in South Africa.

Next on the list is the Le Meridien Cairo Nile in Egypt, which is 160 meters high and 38 storeys, and the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior (143 meters and 45 storeys) and, in fifth place, the Reserve Bank Building in Pretoria, South Africa, which is 140 meters high and has 38 floors.
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This is no way to build a city. Towers are the result of having a enough ground resistance and the need to rise high due to land cost.

I seriously doubt that Luanda must resort to these type of buildings in order to draw attention of possible investments.

The govrmt should seek proper advise of how to develop a green and profitable city without falling into the vulgar cliche of the mega tower.
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This is no way to build a city. Towers are the result of having a enough ground resistance and the need to rise high due to land cost.

I seriously doubt that Luanda must resort to these type of buildings in order to draw attention of possible investments.

The govrmt should seek proper advise of how to develop a green and profitable city without falling into the vulgar cliche of the mega tower.
Luanda has a very high demand for office and residential space and is one of the most expensive cities in the world.
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Kinda surprised it's being named Torre de Angola. I would expect that Angolans wanted to get away from their Portuguese colonial past.

As for the 70 floor building, man that is really going to stand out of the skyline much the way Taipei 101 stands out from the rest of the Taipei skyline -- only I'm pretty sure the contrast in Luanda is going to be more dramatic as I believe the majority of towers in Luanda are only around 20 to 30 floors... I could be wrong.
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Any more news on this baby? When is groundbreaking slated to begin?
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