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Saudi-Dubai developer plans $1.5bn tallest tower in Africa

By GAR staff on 09.12.2014.

Middle East Development, a Dubai-based company owned by Saudi Arabian businessman Sheikh Tarek Mohammed Bin Laden, has revealed plans to invest $1.5bn in the construction of a 514m-tall tower in downtown Casablanca that will be the largest in Africa and Europe.

The King Mohammed VI of tower will have 114 storeys, the number of suras (chapters) in the Qur’an, and will include business and commerical centres, financial institutions, upscale residential complexes, a hotel and “the largest shopping and entertainment centre on the continent”.

The design for the tower was developed by French concept designed Amédée Santalo in collaboration with famous French Architect Denis Valode, from the firm Valode & Pistre. Based on a footprint of 40,000m2, the structure will yield 375,000m2 of built-up area.

For the full story, see: Saudi-Dubai developer plans $1.5bn tallest tower in Africa