List of tallest buildings in Nigeria

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Nigeria is the most heavily populated and one of the most economically developed nations on the African Continent. However, advanced development is significantly localized around two areas: Lagos Island and Abuja. Beyond these two economic centres, development is marginal and poverty is still prevalent despite government efforts. However, key marginal areas have experienced rapid growth recently. At 520 ft, The Nigerian External Communications (NECOM) building is the tallest building in Nigeria.

Tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks Nigerian skyscrapers that stand at least 70 m (230 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 City
NITEL Building
[1]
160 m (520 ft) 32 1979 Lagos
Union Bank Building (Lagos)
[2]
124 m (407 ft) 28  ?? Lagos
Cocoa House
[3]
105 m (344 ft) 26 1965 Ibadan
Independence House
[4]
103 m (338 ft) 23 1960 Lagos
Intercontinental Hotel
[5][6]
100 m (330 ft) 22 2013 Lagos
Great Nigeria House
[7]
95 m (312 ft) 22  ?? Lagos
National Oil Headquarters
[8]
83 m (272 ft) 23 1984 Lagos
Stock Exchange House
[9]
83 m (272 ft) 22  ?? Lagos
UBA House
[10]
80 m (260 ft) 20  ?? Lagos
Eagle House
[10]
78 m (256 ft) 20 1985 Lagos
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Tower 1
[11]
75 m (246 ft) 15 1996 Abuja
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Tower 2
[12]
75 m (246 ft) 15 1996 Abuja
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Tower 3
[13]
75 m (246 ft) 15 1996 Abuja
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Tower 4
[14]
75 m (246 ft) 15 1996 Abuja
Afribank Plaza
[15]
73 m (240 ft) 19 1998 Lagos
Freeman House
[16]
70 m (230 ft) 18  ?? Lagos

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

This lists skyscrapers that are under construction, approved or proposed in Nigeria and planned to rise over 100 m (328 ft) tall, but are not yet completed structures. As of January 2011 there is 1 building under construction and 20 high-rises planned.

Under construction, approved, and proposed

Name Height
m / ft
Floors Year City Status Notes
Stratosphere Abuja ~265 m (869 ft) 64 2014 Abuja Approved [17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NITEL Building, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  2. ^ Union Bank Headquarters, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  3. ^ Cocoa House, Ibadan. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  4. ^ Independence House, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  5. ^ "Fashola Unveils N30 Billion Tallest Hotel In W/Africa". channelstv.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Newly opened Intercontinental Lagos becomes the tallest building in West Africa". nigerianwatch.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Great Nigeria House, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  8. ^ National Oil Headquarters, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  9. ^ Stock Exchange House, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  10. ^ a b UBA House, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  11. ^ Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Tower 1, Abuja. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  12. ^ Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Tower 2, Abuja. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  13. ^ Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Tower 3, Abuja. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  14. ^ Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Tower 4, Abuja. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  15. ^ Afribank Plaza, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  16. ^ Freeman House, Lagos Island. SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  17. ^ » Silverbird unveils plans to build Africa’s tallest tower – Vanguard (Nigeria). Vanguardngr.com (2010-11-15). Retrieved on 2011-03-06.