Construction of Africa’s Second Highest Skycraper has commenced.
work on what will be Morocco’s tallest skyscraper and Africa’s 2nd highest building will started on Thursday 1st November 2018 in the capital of Rabat.
The Bank of Africa tower will stand at 820 feet tall (250 meters), and become the second-highest skyscraper on the continent behind The Pinnacle, which is under construction in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Pinnacle is an exquisite mixed-use development at the heart of Upper Hill, Nairobi’s fast-growing business and financial hub; an attractive development which combines indulgent luxury with high-end commerce and distinctive architectural design. It offers residences, stylish commercial offices and a five-star hotel joined together at the base of both towers by a five- storey shopping mall and entertainment centre.
The Pinnacle will reach 984 feet and is due to be finished in December 2019, overtaking the previous record held by the 732-feet Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Rising to 55 floors, Morocco’s Bank of Africa tower 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.
The new skyscraper was designed by architects Rafael de la Hoz and Hakim Benjelloun, and is being built by construction firms BESIX Group and Travaux Generaux de Construction de Casablanca (TGCC).
Morocco’s BMCE Bank is believed to have spent 3 billion Moroccan dirham (around $314 million) on the project.