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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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KINSHASA | Place de la reconstruction | Cultural Complex | Under Construction

The hitherto known as « Echangeur de Limete » or “Place de l’échangeur”, whose construction was interrupted in the 1970’s, is being be completed, modernized and rebaptized “Place de la reconstruction”. The complex will comprise:
• An amusement parc;
• Water fountains;
• A Spectacle space;
• A national museum;
• A Movie theater;
• A VIP Lounge on top of the tower


Place de la Reconstruction today



Place de la Reconstruction upon completion


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Old July 7th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #2
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Honestly. I have been crying to see it done.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 07:29 PM   #3
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They did start the work on this, i saw it. It's actually impressive.
So many thing changing in Kinshasa.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #4
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Cost of the project including second phase of BLv Lumumba is $180 millions. Medard Ilunga was on Tel 50 yesterday with JMK. Now my question to you all;Is it necessary ????

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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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Cost of the project including second phase of BLv Lumumba is $180 millions. Medard Ilunga was on Tel 50 yesterday with JMK. Now my question to you all;Is it necessary ????

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Nope, Its not necessary Education, Employment and health (foods) is more necessary.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #6
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They did start the work on this, i saw it. It's actually impressive.
So many thing changing in Kinshasa.
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Yup even Electricity and water.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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Cost of the project including second phase of BLv Lumumba is $180 millions. Medard Ilunga was on Tel 50 yesterday with JMK. Now my question to you all;Is it necessary ????

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It might be too expensive but it is by far not unnecessary. The construction of large boulevards is preparing the ground for future transportation systems (BRT and tramway network). According to a U.N. study, Kinshasa will be home to 15 million souls in just 10 years. How do you ensure the mobility of this population without appropriate roads capable of accommodating a multimodal transportation system? As for the Place de la reconstruction proper, I deem it necessary because it will be a tourist magnet, which Kinshasa needs badly. It will be a big revenue generator for the city.

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Old July 8th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #8
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Désormais les Kinois devraient s’habituer à dire: «Place de la reconstruction.» Ainsi est débaptisée la place de l’Echangeur à Limete, dont les travaux de réhabilitation ont été lancés ce même mercredi.

Ici, le chantier consiste à ériger:

un parc d’attraction,
des fontaines,
des jets d’eau,
un espace de spectacle,
le musée national et
une salle de cinéma.
un salon VIP au-dessus de la tour.

Toutes ces études ont été réalisées par le Bureau d’études et d’aménagement urbain (BEAU) et l’exécution de ces travaux a été confiée une autre entreprise chinoise, dénommée SZTC, la même qui avait réaménagé sur la Place de la gare.La réaménagement de la Place de la reconstruction devrait douze mois, pour un coût d’au moins 11 millions de dollars américains. http://radiookapi.net/actualite/2011...econstruction
For Place de la Reconstruction: I Co-sign with Pius. Kinshasa needs to beautify itself by creating Tourist areas. Its a long term investment and good for the city.
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As for the Boulevard.

I still prefer that a BRT and Tramway/Train Urbain be the priority. because they will move millions of people per day and faster. And i beleive a $300 million tag on that would do a great Job for this badly needed Public Transpotation System.

If those who drive cars are frustrated with Traffic. They will use BRT, Tramway.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #10
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Cost of the project including second phase of BLv Lumumba is $180 millions. Medard Ilunga was on Tel 50 yesterday with JMK. Now my question to you all;Is it necessary ????

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Where is the money coming from?
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The hitherto known as « Echangeur de Limete » or “Place de l’échangeur”, whose construction was interrupted in the 1960’s, is being be completed, modernized and rebaptized “Place de la reconstruction”. The complex will comprise:
• An amusement parc;
• Water fountains;
• A Spectacle space;
• A national museum;
• A Movie theater;
• A VIP Lounge on top of the tower


Place de la Reconstruction today



Place de la Reconstruction upon completion


Erratum! Pius, there was no such a thing as "Echangeur de Limete" in the 60', Mobutu was not president yet!
The "Echangeur de Limete" including tower construction project at "BYPASS" -the old name of this location- was initiated and kicked off by president Mobutu in the early 70's. In fact Mobutu promised to make it "la plus grande entree des villes du monde", a lie obviously! Not only did the project abort when actually it was nearly completed, its french or italian principal engineer fled with the money that was intended for the project and Mobutu, too preocupied and involved himself in the embezzlement of national treasuries did nothing to catch the thief or to resume the important project. Voila!
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What I mean, Mobutu just came to power!
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Old July 8th, 2011, 03:25 AM   #13
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Where is the money coming from?
Ask JOKA. He is the President and man behind it.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 04:07 AM   #14
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I understand that the project is very costly but so is the beauty of the city. Building nice things for the country is okay when they are relevant to urgent needs and when they can be repaired or upgraded and cleaned. Maybe all these new things will prompt our authorities to learn that the environment cannot clean itself and that the public is not the one to blame. It's the authority mandatory obligation -sorry for the pleonasm- to clean the country because citizen are paying their taxes so that the government provide them with adequat care.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 05:29 AM   #15
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It might be too expensive but it is by far not unnecessary. The construction of large boulevards is preparing the ground for future transportation systems (BRT and tramway network). According to a U.N. study, Kinshasa will be home to 15 million souls in just 10 years. How do you ensure the mobility of this population without appropriate roads capable of accommodating a multimodal transportation system? As for the Place de la reconstruction proper, I deem it necessary because it will be a tourist magnet, which Kinshasa needs badly. It will be a big revenue generator for the city.
KImbaseke, Masina , Ndjili , Kingasani .... majority of tshangu district have no access to electricity or clean water. Rest my case ..... irrational period !

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Where is the money coming from?
Not from Kyungu for sure !

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KImbaseke, Masina , Ndjili , Kingasani .... majority of tshangu district have no access to electricity or clean water. Rest my case ..... irrational period !
Thats sounds impossible. so , where do they get water from?
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Old July 8th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #18
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Erratum! Pius, there was no such a thing as "Echangeur de Limete" in the 60', Mobutu was not president yet!
The "Echangeur de Limete" including tower construction project at "BYPASS" -the old name of this location- was initiated and kicked off by president Mobutu in the early 70's. In fact Mobutu promised to make it "la plus grande entree des villes du monde", a lie obviously! Not only did the project abort when actually it was nearly completed, its french or italian principal engineer fled with the money that was intended for the project and Mobutu, too preocupied and involved himself in the embezzlement of national treasuries did nothing to catch the thief or to resume the important project. Voila!
Thanks, Epaphras, for the correction and the background info. The construction of the structure indeed started and was interrupted in the early 1970’s, even though the decision to build it was made as early as in 1966, less than a year after Mobutu had assumed power.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #19
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The "Reconstruction Tower" (210 m) from an unusual perspective

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The "Reconstruction Tower" (210 m) from an unusual perspective

Where is the lift gona be and why do they keep changing names into french names can't they change it in lingala or any other nationa language beside French.
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