Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- King Mohammed VI gave the kick off yesterday of the construction works of a 55-floors tower, one that will be Africa’s tallest tower upon its completion.
The tower will be located on the right bank of the Bouregreg river in Rabat and will be 250m high, with one third of its total surface covered with photovoltaic panels to meet its needs of electricity.
The tower is financed by the Moroccan Bank of Foreign Trade (known under its French acronym BMCE). It will be build on a plot of 3 hectares.
In its ground floor, the prospective tower will house a 350-seat auditorium, a couple of restaurants and shops.
In the first 12 floors, it will house offices for SMEs (Small and Medium size Enterprises).
The 13th to 26th floors will be reserved to residential houses, while a luxury hotel will be built on the upper floors.
The top four floors will be reserved for apartments of a very high quality standard.
Building the tower will require an estimated budget of around DHs 3 billion.
The Moroccan Times.