The news that Hitler's architect's son, Albert Speer Jr, is in charge of the Beijing Olympics Master Plan reminded me of his earlier work helping to design Abuja. This article gives some useful stats on the largest building in Abuja, Speer's Federal Secretariat Complex, which took five years to build. Apparently the building consumes 500,000 litres of water and 6MW of electricity every day. I'm sure Prince Charles would use the word 'carbuncle' to describe it..
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