List of tallest structures in Africa

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This list of tallest structures in Africa ranks man-made structures in Africa that stand at least 275 m (902 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. List is containing only completed structures, including demolished or destroyed structures.

For comparison the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is currently 138.8 m (455 ft)tall and was estimated to have been 146.6 m (481 ft) tall when constructed.

Name Pinnacle height Year Structural type Country Location Remarks Coordinates
Chabrier Omega transmitter 428 m (1,404 ft) 1976 Guyed mast France (Réunion) Saint-Paul, Réunion demolished on April 14, 1999 20°58′26.9″S 55°17′23.62″E / 20.974139°S 55.2898944°E / -20.974139; 55.2898944 (Omega Navigation System#Chabrier_Omega_Transmitter)
Paynesville Omega transmitter 417 m (1,368 ft) 1976 Guyed mast Liberia Paynesville, Liberia demolished on May 10, 2011 06°18′19.83″N 10°39′43.94″W / 6.3055083°N 10.6622056°W / 6.3055083; -10.6622056 (Omega Navigation System#Paynesville_Omega_Transmitter)
Nador transmitter 380 m (1,250 ft) 1982 Guyed mast Morocco Nador 3 masts of same height 35°02′50″N 02°55′22″W / 35.04722°N 2.92278°W / 35.04722; -2.92278 (Nador transmitter, Mast 1) ; 35°02′30″N 02°55′16″W / 35.04167°N 2.92111°W / 35.04167; -2.92111 (Nador transmitter, Mast 2) ; 35°02′09″N 02°55′09″W / 35.03583°N 2.91917°W / 35.03583; -2.91917 (Nador transmitter, Mast 3)
Kenadsa longwave transmitter 357 m (1,171 ft)  ? Guyed mast Algeria Kenadsa 3 masts of same height 31°34′5.08″N 2°20′55.14″W / 31.5680778°N 2.3486500°W / 31.5680778; -2.3486500 (Kenadsa longwave Mast 1) ; 31°34′11.82″N 2°20′42.02″W / 31.5699500°N 2.3450056°W / 31.5699500; -2.3450056 (Kenadsa longwave Mast 2) 31°34′18.53″N 2°20′28.91″W / 31.5718139°N 2.3413639°W / 31.5718139; -2.3413639 (Kenadsa longwave Mast 3)
Tipaza Longwave Transmitter 355 m (1,165 ft)  ? Guyed mast Algeria Tipaza 36°33′58.14″N 2°28′50.3″W / 36.5661500°N 2.480639°W / 36.5661500; -2.480639 (Tipaza Longwave transmitter)
Chimney of Secunda CTL 301 m (988 ft) 1979 Chimney South Africa Secunda
Chimneys of Duvha Power Station 300 m (980 ft) 1982 Chimney South Africa Witbank 2 chimneys
Ain Beida Transmitter[1] 278 m (912 ft)  ? Guyed mast Algeria F'Kirina
Chimney of Matla Power Station[2] 276 m (906 ft) 1982 Chimney South Africa Kriel demolished after partial collapse
Chimneys of Kendal Power Station[3] 275 m (902 ft) 1988/1991 Chimney South Africa Kendal 2 chimneys
Chimneys of Lethabo Power Station[3] 275 m (902 ft) 1985/1988 Chimney South Africa Vereeniging 2 chimneys
Chimneys of Tutuka Power Station[3] 275 m (902 ft) 1985/1988 Chimney South Africa Standerton
Chimney of Matla Power Station[3] 275 m (902 ft) 1984 Chimney South Africa Kriel
Sidi Hamadouche Transmitter[4] 270 m (890 ft)  ? Guyed mast Algeria Sidi Hamadouche
Hillbrow Tower 269 m (883 ft) 1971 Concrete tower South Africa Johannesburg
Chimneys of Majuba Power Station[5][6] 250 m (820 ft) 1996/2000 Chimney South Africa Volksrust
Chimneys of Matimba Power Station[7][8] 250 m (820 ft) 1987/1990 Chimney South Africa Ellisras
Sentech Tower 237 m (778 ft) 1962 Concrete tower South Africa Johannesburg
Carlton Centre 223 m (732 ft) 1973 Building South Africa Johannesburg tallest building in Africa
Suez Canal overhead powerline crossing 221 m (725 ft) 1998 Electricity pylons Egypt Suez
Chimney of Matla Power Station[9] 213.5 m (700 ft) 1979 Chimney South Africa Kriel
Hassan II Mosque 210 m (690 ft) 1993 Minaret Morocco Casablanca
John Vorster Tower[10] 198 m (650 ft) 1978 Conrete tower South Africa Pretoria
Cairo Tower 187 m (614 ft) 1961 Concrete Tower Egypt Cairo
Tekezé Dam 185 m (607 ft) 2009 Dam Ethiopia Tigrey
Katse Dam 185 m (607 ft) 1996 Dam Lesotho Bokong
Ponte City Apartments 173 m (568 ft) 1975 Building South Africa Johannesburg
Cahora Bass Dam 171 m (561 ft) 1969 Dam Mozambique Tete
Bahia Center 161 m (528 ft) 2008 Building Algeria Oran
NITEL Building[11] 160 m (520 ft) 1979 Building Nigeria Lagos
Suez Canal Bridge[12] 154 m (505 ft) 2001 Bridge pylons Egypt Suez
Turkwel Dam 153 m (502 ft) 1991 Dam Kenya Turkwel
Marble Towers 152 m (499 ft) 1973 Building South Africa Johannesburg 2 buildings
Pearl Dawn[13] 152 m (499 ft) 2010 Building South Africa Durban
South African Reserve Bank Building[14] 150 m (490 ft) 1988 Building South Africa Pretoria
Villagio Vista[15] 150 m (490 ft) 2012 Building Ghana Accra 2 buildings
Metlife Centre[16] 150 m (490 ft) 1993 Building South Africa Cape Town
Many lower structures

References[edit]

  1. ^ SkyscraperPage.com - Ain Beida Radio Mast
  2. ^ ImplosionWorld - World records
  3. ^ a b c d C3 specialists - Projects - Chimneys
  4. ^ SkyscraperPage.com - Sidi Hamadouche Transmitter, Large Mast
  5. ^ "Majuba Power Station Units 1-3". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Majuba Power Station Units 4-6". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Matimba Power Station Units 1-3". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Matimba Power Station Units 4-6". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Matla Power Station Units 1-3". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "John Vorster Tower". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "NITEL Building". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Suez Canal Bridge". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Pearl Dawn". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "South African Reserve Bank Building". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Villagio Vista". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Metlife Centre". Retrieved 31 December 2012.