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 that is under construction in Nairobi is UAP Park Towers at 101 m (331 ft) and 28 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 80 m (262 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
Building Height Floors Completed Image
Times Tower[5] 140 m (460 ft) 38 2000 Giraffe - Skyline - Nairobi - Park.jpg
Teleposta Towers
[6]
120 m (390 ft) 27 2000 Teleposta Towers.jpg
Kenyatta International Conference Centre[7] 105 m (344 ft) 33 1974 KICC nairobi kenya.jpg
NSSF Building
[8]
103 m (338 ft) 28 1990s NSSF Building, Nairobi.JPG
Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza 100 m (330 ft) 21 2013
I&M Bank Tower[9] 99.1 m (325 ft) 18 2001 I&M Bank Tower.jpg
Government Office Conference Hall 98 m (322 ft) 20  ??
Nyayo House
[10]
84 m (276 ft) 27 1982 Nyayo.jpg
Cooperative Bank House
[11]
83 m (272 ft) 25 1981 Cooperative Bank House.jpg
Rahimtulla Tower [12] 80 m (260 ft) 18 1999 Rahimtulla.jpg
Anniversary Towers
[13]
80 m (260 ft) 26 1992 Anniversery towers.jpg
Lonrho House
[14]
80 m (260 ft) 22 1990 Lonrho.jpg
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 March 2013.

Building Height Floors Year Status Image
The One Nairobi
(Mixed-use)
270 m (890 ft) 70 N/A Proposed
NSSF Convention Centre
(Mixed-use)
240 m (790 ft) 62 N/A Proposed
Hazina Trade Centre
(Mixed-use)
185 m (607 ft) 40 2015 under construction
Britam Towers
(Office)[15]
193 m (633 ft) 40 2016 under construction
Prism Tower
(Office)[16]
112 m (367 ft) 32 2014 Under Construction
Umoja House
(Office)
110 m (360 ft) 26 2014 Proposed
UAP Park Towers
(Office)[17]
130 m (430 ft) 32 2014 Under Construction
KCB Plaza
(Office)[18]
99 m (325 ft) 21 2014 Topped Out
Le'Mac
(Mixed-use)
87 m (285 ft) 24 2014 Under Construction
CTDLT Towers
(Office)
85 m (279 ft) 20 2013 Under Construction
Lower Hill Road Office Block
(Office)
80 m (260 ft) 18 2015 Proposed
Nairobi Hospice
(Mixed-use)
75 m (246 ft) 18 2014 Proposed
Delta Corner Tower A
(Hotel)[19]
75 m (246 ft) 21 2012 complete
Delta Corner Tower B
(Office)[20]
75 m (246 ft) 21 2012 complete
National Olympic Committee of Kenya
(Mixed-use)
75 m (246 ft) 15 N/A Proposed
Kenya Alliance Insurance Company Headquarters
(Office)[21]
67 m (220 ft) 15 2013 Proposed
The Mirage
(Office)
65 m (213 ft) 15 2015 Proposed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Central Bank". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Teleposta Towers". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Nairobi skyscrapers". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
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  5. ^ New Central Bank Tower, Nairobi
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  15. ^ "Britam Tower". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  16. ^ "Prism Tower". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  17. ^ "UAP Park Towers". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  18. ^ "KCB Plaza". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  19. ^ "Delta Office Tower A". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  20. ^ "Delta Office Tower B". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  21. ^ "Kenya Alliance Insurance Company Headquarters". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05.