By Dolapo Omidire
Name: Millennium Tower and Cultural Center
Location: Central District, Abuja
Height: 170 meters (Millennium Tower)
Use: Mixed Use
Status: Under Construction
Developer: Federal Government
Contractor: Salini Nigeria Limited
The Millennium Tower and Cultural Centre project is one of the many real estate projects in the Central District of Nigeria‘s capital city of Abuja and it is set to be the tallest building in Nigeria. The tower was designed by Manfredi Nicoletti and is part of the Nigeria National Complex which includes the Nigeria Cultural Centre and Municipal Building. The Millennium Tower component, which symbolizes the unity and strength of the Nigerian state is a 170 metre structure in height, and stands on three concrete cylinders that carry a revolving Panoramic Restaurant and Belvedere (Viewing Platform) at 110 metres above the ground. It shall dominate the skyline of Abuja and the rays of its powerful laser spotlights are designed to be seen more than 50 kilometres from the city centre.
This complex which is still under construction is located in the central business district of Abuja, between the National Mosque and the National Christian centre. The property is being built by Salini Nigeria Limited.
About the author: Dolapo Omidire is a recent graduate and a Real Estate Research Analyst living and working in Nigeria. He has a strong interest in his built environment, property and writing/blogging. For more information and posts, follow him on Twitter – @DolapoOmidire and visit. http://estateintel.com