Tower a of the mahoghany court

NEW COMPLEX: Tower a of the mahoghany court complex is straight ahead, with tower two to the left with the historic women’s prison in the foreground.

Photo: ismael salandy

THE HOUSING Development Corporation (HDC) has instructed the contractor on the Mahoghany Court site at Mount Hope to accelerate the completion of the second tower on what is planned to be a four-tower site.

Emile Elias, the executive chairman of the Mahoghany Court contractor, NH, handed over the first tower to the HDC on June 28. “What is happening at Mount Hope is that the HDC was so pleased with the first tower, they actually instructed us to accelerate the second tower and we are now discussing with them to accelerate the third tower.


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