Independence House

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Independence House
Alternative namesDefense house
General information
TypeGovernment office
LocationTafawa Balewa Square
Lagos
CoordinatesCoordinates: 6°26′48.9″N 3°23′56″E / 6.446917°N 3.39889°E / 6.446917; 3.39889
Completed1961
Height
Roof338ft
Technical details
Floor count25
Design and construction
Main contractorG. Cappa

Independence House is a 25 storey office building, this long time edifice is located west of Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan Lagos.[1]

The project was commissioned by the British government as a testimonial to and as a good will support to Nigeria's independence in 1960.[2]

The building is built of reinforced concrete, the building has housed major corporations and also the Defense headquarters under the Babangida administration and was which was commonly referred to as Defense House. In 1993, portions of it caught fire and since the incident, the building has not been managed properly.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Alfred Williams (1962). Africa: Her History, Lands and People: Told with Pictures (Cooper Square pictorial paperback series). Rowman & Littlefield. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-815-4025-89.
  2. ^ a b Nkanga, Peter. "The Starting Point". Souvenir of A Monument.