• Short Summary

    WEST AFRICA'S TALLEST BUILDING --- THE 30 STOREY TOWER BLOCK OF THE HOTEL IVOIRE -- IS NEARING COMPLETION.

  • Description

    WEST AFRICA'S TALLEST BUILDING --- THE 30 STOREY TOWER BLOCK OF THE HOTEL IVOIRE -- IS NEARING COMPLETION. THE EXTERIOR OF THE TOWER IS FINISHED AND INTERIOR WORK WILL BE DONE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR. THE TOWER, WHICH IS AN ANNEX TO THE HOTEL IVOIRE, IS 354 FEET (108 METRES) HIGH AND WILL CONTAIN 260 ROOMS.

    AT THE FOOT OF THE TOWER, THREE SMALLER BUILDINGS ARE ALSO NEARING COMPLETIONS. THEY WILL HOUSE A RESTAURANT, ICE-SKATING RINK AND A GAMBLING CASINO. THE IVOIRE HOTEL WAS BUILT IN 1963 BY AN ISRAELI GROUP AND THE IVORY COAST GOVERNMENT IN JOINT PARTNERSHIP AT A COST OF MORE THAN 10-MILLION DOLLARS.

    LAST FRIDAY MEMBERS OF THE IVORY COAST ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL INSPECTED THE BUILDING. THEY INCLUDED THE MINISTER OF CONSTRUCTION AND URBANISATION, M. GOLLY KOUASSI, PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL, M. MAMADOU COULIBALY, AND THE MINISTER OF HEALTH M. BLAISE N'DIA KOFFI. THEY WERE SHOWN AROUND BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE HOTEL GROUP, MR. BEN ZEEV.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB791X7TS4OU1UXDEODT5JA0N2
    Media URN:
    VLVAB791X7TS4OU1UXDEODT5JA0N2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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