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Eko Atlantic city: An engineering marvel on the sea!

August 14, 2013 09:39 IST

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Nigeria is building one of the world’s biggest and ambitious city projects. Called Eko Atlantic city, it will come up on a sprawling land (5,000,000 square metres) reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean.

The massive engineering project is designed to restore land engulfed by the sea and transform it into an amazing ocean-front city.

Photographs, courtesy: Eko Atlantic city

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Image: Business District tower.


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Touted to be one of the wonders of the 21st century, the city is designed to accommodate 25 million people who can live and work in the region by 2015.

Land reclamation work has started with a strong foundation of over 10 square kilometres.

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Image: Centre piece of the Marina District of Eko Atlantic.


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The multi-billion dollar investment is supported by private investors - local and international banks – First Bank, FCMB, Access Bank Plc and GT Bank in Nigeria, BNP Paribas Fortis and KBC bank and a number of private investors including Bill Clinton Global Initiative. 

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Image: Two-lane carriageways in the Marina District


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Eko Atlantic is slated to become the financial hotspot of West Africa by 2020.

“Eko Atlantic will change the face of Africa and will help Lagos state transform itself into a megacity,” say the project developers.

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Image: Two-lane carriageways in the Marina District


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A view of the Business District and waterway overpass.

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A view of the Marina at West Point.

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Terraces' development around the first ring of the Marina in Eko Atlantic.

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The view of Marina at West Point - circular road.

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Road Construction at Avenue 1 of the EKko Atlantic City.

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A view of the Eko Boulevard, Business District. 

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View of the Marina at West Point.

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Buildings along the Eko Boulevard, Business District - North aspect.

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Storm drainage pipes are laid in Eko Atlantic City site.

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The new city has been using eco-friendly materials and technologies during its construction.

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View of the Eko Boulevard, Business District at night.

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Building the Great Wall of Lagos to prevent the waters from entering the site.

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View of the Marina at West Point.

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Aerial view of the land reclaimed from the sea.

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View of the Marina at West Point.

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Great Wall of Lagos across a distance of 3 kilometres. The Great Wall stops further land erosion from the Nigerian coastline on Victoria Island.

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A view of the Promenade at the Marina at West Point.




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A view of Eko Mall at the Business District.




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Aerial March of the land reclaimed from the sea.




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