The luxurious Palais de Marbre, was originally built in 1971, designed also by Palumbo,
as a residence for the Governor of the National Bank, but was appropriated by Mobutu.
It is referred to by Kinois as ‘the place where Laurent Kabila was killed’, shot by one of
his bodyguards in 2001. It lies empty amidst increasingly overgrown gardens, the
interior preserved as a shrine.