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The Arch 22

My Magazine 2022/05
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Arch 22 is a massive, 36m high gateway at the entrance of the capital city of the Gambia, Banjul. Banjul is an island surrounded by the River Gambia and the Atlantic Ocean. The amazing thing about visiting this structure is that it grants excellent views of the whole city and its daily activities.

The structure was built to commemorate the military coup of 22 July 1994 of the former president Yahya Jammeh to take control from the then-president Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara.

Arch 22 is the tallest structure in The Gambia. It is a hollow pediment with eight massive pillars supporting it, stretching through three floors. It has an upper-level central bridge that has a restaurant, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole capital city and parts of the Tanbi mangrove swamp while feeling a refreshing breeze from the Atlantic Ocean. On the same floor, there is a museum displaying Gambian artwork. The third floor also has a small museum, which can be accessed using a spiral staircase.

Today, there are still ongoing investigations of human rights violations under the regime of Yahya Jammeh. Many people feel his rule was a hurtful stain in the history of independent Gambia. The third-floor museum is about the coup d’état is now being renovated. It will soon open its doors, portraying a new exhibition. The second floor will host a collection of art pieces by Gambian painters. The bar and restaurant on the same floor will soon open again, as well as the gift shop.

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