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Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby Aragaw » 08 Jul 2013, 14:11


ADDIS ABABA, July 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-ERTA) -- Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, may boast Africa's tallest building by 2017.

While a 58-storey building had been announced previously, plans unveiled by private Chinese developer Guangdong Chuanhui Group now call for a 99-storey office-cum-hotel tower to be built here.

The site for the Chuanhui International Tower is at the new Addis Ababa Exhibition Centre and the developer said it has acquired a 41,000-square metre site and building plans have been approved.

If built, the structure will supersede by 225 metres Africa's current tallest tower, the 50-storey Carlton Centre in Johannesburg.

While floors three to 55 of the proposed super tower are designed for offices, floors 78 to 94 have been set aside for a 217-room Regency Hotel, said a statement by Chuanhui which is based in Guangdong Province in southern China.

Chuanhui has also allocated 2,600 sq m for an exhibition hall and ballroom. Occupying 27,000 sq m, the ground floors and basement have been earmarked for retail space and a public library will occupy another 1,500 sq m.

If completed, the tower would be renamed the Meles Zenawi International Centre to honour the memory of former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Chuanhui has not revealed the building's estimated cost or other details, including financial arrangements or the names of the architect and engineer.

With a population of about 2.8 million, Addis Ababa is the country's commercial and industrial centre.

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn ... ?id=961772



Re: Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby Aragaw » 08 Jul 2013, 14:13


With a population of about 2.8 million, Addis Ababa is the country's commercial and industrial centre.


The population of Addis Ababa is twice than that and it will keep on growing.



Re: Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby Silk Da Shocker » 08 Jul 2013, 14:41


Aragaw, do you know how tall this absurd building that woyanne stooges are claiming? It would make it among the world's top 10 tallest buildings and by far the tallest building in Africa. The problem is no such building is going to be built. It's a farce. This is being circulated for political consumption. No company or even the regime itself has announced this. Believe me, if any country was going to build one of the tallest buildings on Earth, you will have every major news agency broadcasting this and not some obscure blogs like your source. Read this to see the reality:

http://www.durame.com/2013/03/chuan-hui ... addis.html



Re: Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby Conformist » 08 Jul 2013, 14:47


Aragaw wrote:If completed, the tower would be renamed the Meles Zenawi International Centre to honour the memory of former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.



The tallest Chinese built skyscraper in Africa to be a monument for the smallest moral and physical dwarf in the history of Ethiopia. It's not even funny. :evil:



Re: Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby Aragaw » 08 Jul 2013, 14:49


Silk Da Shocker wrote:Aragaw, do you know how tall this absurd building that woyanne stooges are claiming? It would make it among the world's top 10 tallest buildings and by far the tallest building in Africa. The problem is no such building is going to be built. It's a farce. This is being circulated for political consumption. No company or even the regime itself has announced this. Believe me, if any country was going to build one of the tallest buildings on Earth, you will have every major news agency broadcasting this and not some obscure blogs like your source. Read this to see the reality:

http://www.durame.com/2013/03/chuan-hui ... addis.html


Silk Da Shocker,

Not sure how tall. The country built so much building the past years. Going forward it is better to invest on modern farming and stop giving away the country's fertile land to foreigners in the name of investment.



Re: Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby Aragaw » 08 Jul 2013, 14:51


Conformist wrote:
Aragaw wrote:If completed, the tower would be renamed the Meles Zenawi International Centre to honour the memory of former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.



The tallest Chinese built skyscraper in Africa to be a monument for the smallest moral and physical dwarf in the history of Ethiopia. It's not even funny. :evil:


They can name everything Meles Zenawi but they can't undo his crimes.



Re: Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby justo » 08 Jul 2013, 14:54


Aragaw wrote:ADDIS ABABA, July 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-ERTA) -- Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, may boast Africa's tallest building by 2017.

The site for the Chuanhui International Tower is at the new Addis Ababa Exhibition Centre and the developer said it has acquired a 41,000-square metre site and building plans have been approved.

If completed, the tower would be renamed the Meles Zenawi International Centre to honour the memory of former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn ... ?id=961772


Chuanhui? I thought the frog was called Chiwawa. If the building is indeed to honour the Adwa rat and 'African Titan' Melese, it should be called Chiwawa International Tower, don't you think so.



Re: Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby Aragaw » 08 Jul 2013, 14:56


justo wrote:
Aragaw wrote:ADDIS ABABA, July 8 (BERNAMA-NNN-ERTA) -- Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, may boast Africa's tallest building by 2017.

The site for the Chuanhui International Tower is at the new Addis Ababa Exhibition Centre and the developer said it has acquired a 41,000-square metre site and building plans have been approved.

If completed, the tower would be renamed the Meles Zenawi International Centre to honour the memory of former Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn ... ?id=961772


Chuanhui? I thought the frog was called Chiwawa. If the building is indeed to honour the Adwa rat and 'African Titan' Melese, it should be called Chiwawa International Tower, don't you think so.


It would be an insult to Chiwawas. But, Ethiopian's will find a fitting name for it before it it get erected.



Re: Ethiopian Capital To Build Africa's Tallest Building

Postby Awash » 08 Jul 2013, 14:59


I think shabo is still realing about the Nile Dam. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Silk Da Shocker wrote:Aragaw, do you know how tall this absurd building that woyanne stooges are claiming? It would make it among the world's top 10 tallest buildings and by far the tallest building in Africa. The problem is no such building is going to be built. It's a farce. This is being circulated for political consumption. No company or even the regime itself has announced this. Believe me, if any country was going to build one of the tallest buildings on Earth, you will have every major news agency broadcasting this and not some obscure blogs like your source. Read this to see the reality:

http://www.durame.com/2013/03/chuan-hui ... addis.html



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