Millennium Tower (Abuja)

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Millennium Tower
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A render of the Millennium Tower at night
General information
StatusUnder construction
TypeMixed-Use
LocationAbuja, FCT, Nigeria
Construction started2006
Topped-out2014
Cost53 billion
Height
Roof170 m (560 ft)[1]
Top floor110 m (360 ft)[1]
Technical details
Lifts/elevators3
Design and construction
ArchitectManfredi Nicoletti
Main contractorSalini Nigeria LTD
References
[2]

The Millennium Tower and Cultural Centre project is one of a number of projects in the Central District of Nigeria's capital city of Abuja. At 170 metres (560 ft), it is the tallest artificial structure in Abuja. The tower was designed by Manfredi Nicoletti and is part of the Nigeria National Complex which also includes the Nigerian Cultural Centre, an eight-storey, low rise, pyramid shaped Cultural Centre. Construction for the tower started in 2006 and was topped out in 2014 whilst the cultural centre is still under construction.[3][4]

The Millennium Tower, still under construction in January 2017

The site is severed by a main road so the two structures will be linked via an underground arcade. The tower consists of three cylindrical concrete pillar-like structures varying in height and linked together near the towers first peak using a disc shaped section which is intended to house in its two floors, an observation deck and a viewing restaurant. Around the pillars of the tower three transparent stainless steel wings wrap around the base of the tower and gradually open outwards in a fan like fashion as they extend up the height of the tower.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "One of Nigeria's Tallest Buildings Will be in Abuja". Connect Nigeria. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ Millennium Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ Editor, Sun Publishing (August 20, 2006). "Abuja's grandiose Tower". Daily SunSun Publishing. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-05.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Construction starts on Nigerian art and nature complex". World Architecture News. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
  5. ^ Editor, Skyscrapernews (July 15, 2009). "Nigerias Millennium Tower Set For 2011 Finish". skyscrapernews. Retrieved 2009-10-25.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)