Bank of Mauritius Tower

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Bank of Mauritius Tower
Record height
Preceded by Mauritius Telecom Tower
General information
Location Port Louis, Mauritius
Construction started 2004
Completed 2006
Antenna spire 124 m (407 ft)
Roof 98 m (322 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Floor area 16,834 m2 (181,200 sq ft)

The Bank of Mauritius Tower is a skyscraper in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It is the tallest building of the country. When measured to roof, it stands at 98 m (321 ft)[1] and to pinnacle at 124 m (407 ft). The 16,834 m² reinforced concrete structure reached its final height in May 2006. The 22-storey building towers over the Citadel (a hill-top fortification in Port Louis) and is constructed in an area where highrises were once prohibited. It is also the second tallest structure in Mauritius after the much taller 183 m (600 ft) Bigara Station Transmitter (guyed mast) in the upper Plaines Wilhems.

Its construction took nearly 30 months and is resistant to seasonal hurricanes. Owing to its function, it is among the most technically advanced building in Mauritius.[2]

Other tall buildings in Mauritius are the Telecom Tower with its twin lightning rods pointing at 110 m, the 82 m State Bank Tower and the Air Mauritius Centre with a helipad at 79 m. Outside Port Louis, the Ebene Cyber Tower is 72 m tall. Malherbes Station Transmitter (guyed mast) in Curepipe is 97 m tall.


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Basant Roi, R. (G.C.S.K., Governor) (2006-12-18). "Inauguration of the new headquarters of the Bank of Mauritius" (PDF). Bank of Mauritius. Retrieved 2007-02-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ WSP Africa. "WSP goes from strength to strength in the Indian Ocean isles". Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 

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