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Silverbird unveils plans to build Africa’s tallest tower

By Jude NJOKU
SILVERBIRD is at it again! The outfit owned by entertainment guru, Ben Murray- Bruce during its 30th anniversary, unveiled the model of what would be Africa’s tallest building.

Model of the Silverbird's Stratosphere

The 64-storey building that would be built in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja will be dedicated to President Goodluck Jonathan who unveiled the model.

The Silverbird boss recalled how as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, President Goodluck Jonathan’s goodluck galvanised the construction of Silverbird mall in Yenagoa, the State capital.

Giving details of the building which he called The Stratosphere, Bruce said it will comprise among other facilities, a  shopping mall, a five star hotel. Designed by the architectural firm of Chaccour Construction, the imposing tower which  will transform the Abuja skyline, will have about 400 luxury apartments, 250 suite five-star hotel, private spa and health club and a sky lounge.

Provision is also being made for a helipad, 80 feet swimming pool, restaurants and riverside boulevards and arcades.

Other facilities include round the clock private electricity generation,  private water supply and Medical Clinic.

Although no date was given for either the commencement or completion of the project, Vanguard Homes, Property & Environment recalls that Silverbird  blazed the trail by building the first family mall with the first  Cineplex in West Africa in Lagos.

Apart from the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos, the group has also built a mall in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State for the State government and a family entertainment centre in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.


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