List of tallest buildings in Nairobi

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The hazy skyline of Nairobi.

Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya. In Nairobi, there are 10 buildings that stand taller than 80 m (262 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 38-storey, 140 m (459 ft) New Central Bank Tower.[1] The second-tallest building in the city is the Teleposta Towers, standing at 120 m (394 ft) tall with 29 storeys.[2] The Most recent skyscraper to be constructed, the Delta Office Centre completed in 2012, is 75 m (246 ft) tall, making it the 12th tallest building in the city.

Nairobi's history of towers began with the Hilton Nairobi (1969), the NSSF Building (1973), and the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in 1974. Buildings in the city remained relatively short in the city until the late 1960s when the city experienced its first skyscraper boom. From 1960 to 1980, Nairobi witnessed a major expansion of skyscraper and high-rise construction. Many of the city's office towers were completed during this period, such as the New Central Bank Tower. A near twenty-year lull in building construction came after this expansion, though Nairobi has experienced a smaller second building expansion beginning in the late 1990s and continuing into the present.[3]

The tallest tower topped out in Nairobi is UAP Park Towers at 143 m (469 ft) and 33 stories. As of July 2012, there are 12 high-rises over 65 meters under construction, approved for construction, and proposed for construction in Nairobi.[4]

As of 2012, Nairobi had 49 completed high-rise buildings, with 6 more under construction, and another 6 proposed.

Buildings[edit]

This list ranks Nairobi high-rises that stand at least 65 m (213 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

Buildings completed as of February, 2011
No. Building Height Floors Completed Image
1. Times Tower[5] 140 m (460 ft) 38 2000 Giraffe - Skyline - Nairobi - Park.jpg
2. Teleposta Towers
[6]
120 m (390 ft) 27 2000 Teleposta Towers.jpg
3. Kenyatta International Conference Centre[7] 105 m (344 ft) 33 1974 KICC nairobi kenya.jpg
4. NSSF Building
[8]
103 m (338 ft) 28 1990s NSSF Building, Nairobi.JPG
5. Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza 100 m (330 ft) 21 2013
6. I&M Bank Tower[9] 99.1 m (325 ft) 18 2001 I&M Bank Tower.jpg
7. Nyayo House
[10]
84 m (276 ft) 27 1982 Nyayo.jpg
8. Cooperative Bank House
[11]
83 m (272 ft) 25 1981 Cooperative Bank House.jpg
9. Hazina Towers
[12]
81 m (266 ft) 24 -
10. Rahimtulla Tower [13] 80 m (260 ft) 18 1999 Rahimtulla.jpg
11. Anniversary Towers
[14]
80 m (260 ft) 26 1992 Anniversery towers.jpg
12. Lonrho House
[15]
80 m (260 ft) 22 1990 Lonrho.jpg
13. Reinsurance Plaza
(Office)[16]
77 m (253 ft) 20 1982
14. AmBank House
[17]
75 m (246 ft) 22 -
15. Delta Corner Tower A
(Hotel)[18]
75 m (246 ft) 21 2012
16. Delta Corner Tower B
(Office)[19]
75 m (246 ft) 21 2012
17. Uchumi House
(Office)[20]
71 m (233 ft) 21 1972
18. View Park Towers
[21]
68 m (223 ft) 20 -
Nairobi panorama, viewed from Westlands

Projects[edit]

This is a list of projects over 65 m (213 ft) that are topped out, under construction, approved, on-hold and proposed in the city of Nairobi As of June 2014.

No. Building Height Floors Year of Completion Status Image
1. The One Nairobi
(Mixed-use)
270 m (890 ft) 70 N/A Proposed
2. NSSF Convention Centre
(Mixed-use)
240 m (790 ft) 62 N/A Proposed
3. Hazina Trade Centre
(Mixed-use)[22]
185 m (607 ft) 40 2015 under construction
4. Britam Towers
(Office)[23]
193 m (633 ft) 40 2016 under construction
5. UAP Tower
(Office)[24]
143 m (469 ft) 33 2014 topped out
6. Prism Tower
(Office)[25]
112 m (367 ft) 32 2015 Under Construction
7. Umoja House
(Office)
110 m (360 ft) 26 N/A Proposed
8. KCB Plaza
(Office)[26]
99 m (325 ft) 21 2014 Topped Out
9. Le’Mac
(Mixed use)[27]
87 m (285 ft) 22 2015 Under Construction
10. 4th Ngong Avenue Towers
(Office)[28]
- 25 2015 Under Construction
11. University of Nairobi Towers
(Office)[29]
- 22 2015 Under Construction
12. Lower Hill Road Office Block
(Office)
80 m (260 ft) 18 N/A Proposed
13. Nairobi Hospice
(Mixed-use)
75 m (246 ft) 18 N/A Proposed
14. National Olympic Committee of Kenya
(Mixed-use)
75 m (246 ft) 15 N/A Proposed
15. Kenya Alliance Insurance Company Headquarters
(Office)[30]
67 m (220 ft) 15 N/A Proposed
16. The Mirage
(Office)[31]
65 m (213 ft) 15 2015 Under construction

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Teleposta Towers". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
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  19. ^ "Delta Office Tower B". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
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  21. ^ "View Park Towers". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
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  23. ^ "Britam Tower". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  24. ^ "UAP Tower". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  25. ^ "Prism Tower". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  26. ^ "KCB Plaza". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  27. ^ "Le’Mac". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  28. ^ "4th Ngong Avenue Towers". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  29. ^ "Chandaria University of Nairobi Towers". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  30. ^ "Kenya Alliance Insurance Company Headquarters". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  31. ^ "The Mirage". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-20.