Monday, September 25, 2017

Kinshasa 2017 - Sabena Buildings

Only recently, while driving down Blvd. du 30 Juin, did I come to appreciate that the Centre 1113 building nearing completion at Ave. des Forces Armees might be an unintentional hommage to Claude Laurens' iconic Sabena Buildings (See Aug. 15, 2011).  The twin apartment buildings were built in the mid-1950s to house Sabena Airlines personnel.
Heading west on 30 Juin -
Sabena Bldgs on L, 1113 Centre on R.
Sabena Buildings nearing completion in 1956
Sabena helicopter spraying DDT on the Boulevard - late 1950s
Sabena Airlines poster from the 1950s

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