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Construção do edifício mais alto de Angola custará 800 milhões de dólares

Luanda, 17/01 - A construção do edifício mais alto do país, com 325 metros de altura, cuja denominação será Torre de Angola, está orçado em oitocentos milhões de dólares, devendo o mesmo ter setenta andares, erguidos num espaço de 200 metros quadrados.

Apresentado oficialmente à imprensa hoje (quinta-feira), em Luanda pela empresa angolana Rael Empreendimentos, o projecto, que arquitectonicamente se assemelha à letra A, terá um hotel de mil e 400 alojamentos na sua lateral esquerda, e na direita, um número (ainda não definido) de vivendas de luxo de média e alta classe.

De acordo com a directora-geral da Rael Empreendimentos, Evalina Sapilinha, o projecto, que ainda não tem data de início das obras vai proporcionar mais de 14 mil empregos.

“No seu interior, entre outros vários compartimentos, a Torre Angola terá restaurantes internacionais, centros de conferências, clínicas de saúde, centros comerciais, cinemas e agência de viagens. Será uma cidade dentro da outra”, referiu a responsável.:nuts::nuts::cheers:

Avançou que terá igualmente um pavilhão situado a 40 metros de altura, onde existirá um observatório que oferecerá ao visitante uma panorâmica da cidade, onde a visibilidade, nítida, poderá atingir os 10 quilómetros em linha recta.

Explicou ainda que o miradouro do edifício contará com uma iluminação com lâmpadas de iodo de diversas cores que se espelharão na pele da torre, oferecendo, durante a noite, um espectáculo de luz e cor.

A responsável considerou que o projecto é actualmente um dos mais ambiciosos do país nesta vertente. Esta primeira fase será apenas de amostra e canalização de investimentos, devendo todos os dispostos a integrar o projecto, avaliado em oitocentos milhões de dólares, manifestar o seu interesse junto do grupo.

Para a sua construção, o projecto contará com uma forte participação da empresa espanhola, Urbanizaciones Rhiconsa, que possui uma larga tradição em construção e reabilitação de edifícios.

Segundo dados apresentados na ocasião, pela empresa Real Emprendimentos, os cinco edifícios mais elevados de África são o Carlon Center, localizado na África do Sul, com 223 metros de altura, cinquenta andares. Depois segue-se o Ponte Investiment, com 173 metros, 54 andares, também na África do Sul.

Da lista figura igualmente o Le Meridien Cairo Nile, no Egipto, com 160 metros, 38 andares. O Ministério do Interior do Egipto encontra-se também na lista, com 143 metros de altura, 45 andares.

Em quinto está o Reserve Bank Building, na Pretoria, Africa do Sul, com 140 metros de altura, 38 andares.
It will cost 800 million dollars

it is a joint venture between an Angola (local!!) real estate company and a Spanish start architect/company

It will have an exclusive international five star hotel and luxury appartments and offices

and a viewing platform with restaurant on the top floor

it will have some intriguing illumination from outside particulary at night it is said

it will have beauty and health clinics, spas, cinemas and shopping mall, too!

Symbolic meaning A - the shape of the building stands for the first letter of A-ngola

 

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I don´t like this tower´s design, although the architect says it will be among the technologically most advanced buildings in the world.

I like the function the tower will have but not the design. They could built two 500m towers (Petronas like ) instead..this would be better than this building in shape of an A.

I read in le monde diplomatique newspaper (May 2008 edition) that the tower will get built, however!
 

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couldnt be uglier?? but its height is awesome...325!!
 

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wheres the render?? and i don't won't to be a negative but this feels a bit too early of angola are they going to actually get enough tenants to fill a 70f im sure there going to scale it down quite a bit
 

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wheres the render?? and i don't won't to be a negative but this feels a bit too early of angola are they going to actually get enough tenants to fill a 70f im sure there going to scale it down quite a bit
Why they want to have the highest tower in Africa.

And as for the demand, there a huge demand for retail, office and residential property in Angola, this is what I have been reading.
 

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Why they want to have the highest tower in Africa.

And as for the demand, there a huge demand for retail, office and residential property in Angola, this is what I have been reading.
quite a lot of buildings coming onto the market in next few years + some of these rentals are quite steep for locals as there aimed for expats
 

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quite a lot of buildings coming onto the market in next few years + some of these rentals are quite steep for locals as there aimed for expats
Are you joking? You are making it sound that all is expat-oriented, so do they build in your country for the expats or for the locals?

Anyway, the term expat is also misleading!! The number of expats in Angola (those staying for one or two years is comparatively small). Due to the weblogs that I have read many Angolans in the diaspora/returnees make up the chunk of those buying property....the you have a growing local urban middle class, just look at the number of big cars on the roads. There are more big and flashy cars on Angolan roads than there are in a big German city.

And let´s bear in mind, that the real boom has not truly started.:)

The richer Angola becomes , the more there will be constructed, the greater the demand for property of all kinds.:cheers:
 

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i just hope this project won't turn into a white elephant if built there is a time for everything :)
 

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That world be one amazing tower if it were built. I have been dreaming of a supertall structure in Africa for years. But its likelihood is low and most of the proposed towers in Luanda are less than half its height.
 

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I think the design will grow on people. It's one of those buildings that will just impress people with its size; its size will make it beautiful.

And the demand seems to be there for buildings like this; and if the demand tapered off they can always stuff the building with government offices (only as a last resort).
 
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