Moroccans Prepare to Look High at Tallest Rabat Skyscraper

Published November 5th, 2018 - 09:29 GMT
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The construction process of Morocco's tallest skyscraper on the banks of the Bouregreg river in Sale near the capital Rabat, has been launched, the country announced this week.

The Bank of Africa tower will stand at 250 meters tall and rise to 55 floors in a project that would cost around 4 billion Moroccan dirham (around $400 million).

The skyscraper is being built by Belgian construction firm BESIX Group, which has worked on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and Morocco’s Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca (TGCC). The building process will also be supported by China Railway Construction Corporation International.

Johan Beerlandt, Chairman of BESIX, spoke about his company’s international expertise in tower construction.

Beerlandt said at the ceremony attended by King Mohammed VI on Thursday that BESIX respects all safety, quality and environmental standards in its projects.

The tower, which will be named after the King, will host a luxury hotel, apartments, office space and a viewing terrace at the top. It is due to be completed on May 30, 2022.

It is at the center of a wider Bouregreg Valley Development project, part of Rabat's modernization program called Rabat Ville Lumière, Capitale Marocaine de la Culture (Rabat, City of Light, Moroccan Capital of Culture).

This includes other major urban developments, including the Maison des Arts et de la Culture (House of Arts and Culture) and Le Grand Théâtre de Rabat.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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