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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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LUANDA | Torre Capital | 50 fl | Pro

NEW PROPOSED TALLEST FOR THE BOOMING CITY OF LUANDA, ANGOLA.

Name: Torre Capital Tower

Floors: 50F

City/Country: Luanda/Angola

Use. Commercial

Status: Proposed in 2007

Architects: SCAA - José Soalheiro, Teresa Castro e Associados e Arquitectos,Lda.

Company: Agência de Design Global Lda. (www.norigem.pt)







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Old August 16th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #2
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Old August 16th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #3
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Wow!!

I'm impressed!!

Nice building!!
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Old August 17th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #4
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Africa has been really on the rise the past year.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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Just to give you guys an idea, of how tall the building is.

Here is a Picture showing the Shorter building next to Torre Capital.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #6
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wow...this is an amazing project for Luanda! cool
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Old August 19th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #7
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Edit, nice building.

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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:13 PM   #8
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I am glad AFRICA is emerging and I hope that Angola's oil money is being put to good use. I've heard some good things in regards to Africa's battle against corruption, I hope the battle succeeds.

are you crazy? battle against corruption? wake up... plzzzzzzzzzz
the people r dieing, becouse they dont have any food, what you talking about?
"angola´s oil money is being put to good use"?! your lunatic or some shit...

this is a horrible project for a very nice old city, i hope this project dont go foward.

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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #9
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Just because a skyscraper is being built doesn't mean the people of the city are benefiting.

Look at New York in the great depression, in New York they managed to make the Empire State Building, did slove the country's problem, no.

And even now look at many asian cities, you would say that they are 'booming' but there are still millions living in slums (eg, mumbai, manila and whatevers..
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #10
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Its a nice project. And I don't think its build to solve any problems of the country. What a weird thought. Its just build, because Angolan economy is booming and office space is needed.
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I edited my comment, sorry. I wonder how this building is coming along.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #12
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Mandume, you are a ! Get away! what is your contribution to this forum, only two rants, one here and one on the African sub-forum, people like you are the potentially new and dangerous Jonas Savimbis that kill for profit in name of liberation and a "better world"!
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #13
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Its a nice project. And I don't think its build to solve any problems of the country. What a weird thought. Its just build, because Angolan economy is booming and office space is needed.
Goschio, my word but certain people that are simply unable to look beyond (in terms of new jobs created in the construction industry, pragmatic reasons like new commercial space needed desperately, and image enhancement, the word "city branding" is a vocab that will never enter their mind), some people only think: "Oh, oil money, I wanna chop....the government has to give me my Porsche and put me on the job list so that I receive my salary for I job where I am not obliged to turn up to!" If this doens´t happen, they start to condemn everything.

The government is not financing this project it is a private venture.
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Whoa, it's going to tower over everything. Nice design.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #15
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It's sad, being Portugal a country without highrises, our architects and companies have to do them in another countries, such as Angola that has a strong connection with us.

Anyway, great project for Luanda! I love it!
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Old November 13th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #16
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Come on Afrika!!!

For decades Afrika has been the status On Hold, maybe not for South-Afrika. But its clear that globalisation is good for the poorest Country's in the world. Better 1 skycraper than no one!
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For decades Afrika has been the status On Hold, maybe not for South-Afrika. But its clear that globalisation is good for the poorest Country's in the world. Better 1 skycraper than no one!
Do you think that this is the only skyscraper or project in Africa u/c?

It gave me a good laugh but I don´t blame you, your pictures on Africa are based on hunger, war, destruction, endless state-failures, Aids, ...a picture that the Western media has gone to great length in order to construct (without looking at individual countries or understanding African culture) after the loss of their Empires but Africans will deconstruct it in the years and decades to come, it will be a long way to overcome this horror image that is glued to Africa like chewing gum beneath a sole of a shoe. The horror images are continuosly and successfully cultivated by powerful and financially powerful Western media and PR organs/interests but we will go for it, at least in the majority of the African countries; those countries that are rising.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 11:38 AM   #18
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My vision of Africa is idd not so wide, but...

Do you think that this is the only skyscraper or project in Africa u/c?

It gave me a good laugh but I don´t blame you, your pictures on Africa are based on hunger, war, destruction, endless state-failures, Aids, ...a picture that the Western media has gone to great length in order to construct (without looking at individual countries or understanding African culture) after the loss of their Empires but Africans will deconstruct it in the years and decades to come, it will be a long way to overcome this horror image that is glued to Africa like chewing gum beneath a sole of a shoe. The horror images are continuosly and successfully cultivated by powerful and financially powerful Western media and PR organs/interests but we will go for it, at least in the majority of the African countries; those countries that are rising.


My vision of Africa is idd not so wide, but...i want to learn.
So give my some examples of projects that are going on (U/C) in Africa?

NB: The media has idd, a lot to do with it to set Africa in the worst picture!
End better one skycraper than no one is meant figuratively, not litteraly.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #19
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My vision of Africa is idd not so wide, but...i want to learn.
So give my some examples of projects that are going on (U/C) in Africa?
I will do so but I cannot copy them all out, it would consume too much time... in the meatime why don´t you cast an eye on our sub-forum?
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