Posted by: sabrina | February 19, 2010

New Zealand’s very own Pentagon

DOMINION POST: A luxury hotel is to be built in Pentagon-style at a cost of $100m to create 500 jobs in Taupo.

WORLD-FAMOUS IN NEW ZEALAND? The Pentagon inspires the design of a NZ hotel. (pic: google.co.nz)

NLT Development, a consortium of ten investors from New Zealand and overseas, has lodged a resource consent application with Taupo Disctrict Council.

The hotel – overlooking Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park – is planned to be built on a six hectare site and is designed in the style of the Pentagon, the United States’ defence headquarters.

According to an economic assessment report, the development would add an estimated $18m (annually) to the economy and create up to 500 jobs during the 18-month construction and and about 420 once the hotel was up and running.

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