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 14 buildings that stand taller than 80 m (262 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 33-storey, 163 m (535 ft) UAP Tower. The second-tallest building in the city is the 33-storey, 140 m (459 ft) Times Tower.[1] The most recent skyscraper to be constructed, is the UAP Tower.

Nairobi's history of towers began with the IPS Building (1967), 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.[2]

As of 2015, Nairobi had 50 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 November, 2016
No. Building Height Floors Completed Image
1. UAP Old Mutual Tower 163 m (535 ft) 33 2015 UAP Old Mutual Tower Skyline.jpg
2. Times Tower[3] 140 m (460 ft) 38 2000 Giraffe - Skyline - Nairobi - Park.jpg
3. Teleposta Towers
[4]
120 m (390 ft) 27 2000 Teleposta Towers.jpg
4. Kenyatta International Conference Centre[5] 105 m (344 ft) 28 1974 KICC nairobi kenya.jpg
5. NSSF Building
[6]
103 m (338 ft) 28 1990s NSSF Building, Nairobi.JPG
6. Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza 100 m (330 ft) 24 2013
7. I&M Bank Tower[7] 99.1 m (325 ft) 18 2001 I&M Bank Tower.jpg
8. Nyayo House
[8]
84 m (276 ft) 27 1982 Nyayo.jpg
9. Cooperative Bank House
[9]
83 m (272 ft) 25 1981 Cooperative Bank House.jpg
10. Hazina Towers
[10]
81 m (266 ft) 24 -
11. National Bank House
[11]
82 m (269 ft) 21 1976
12. Rahimtulla Tower [12] 80 m (260 ft) 18 1999 Rahimtulla.jpg
13. Anniversary Towers
[13]
80 m (260 ft) 26 1992 Anniversery towers.jpg
14. Lonrho House
[14]
80 m (260 ft) 22 1990 Lonrho.jpg
15. Reinsurance Plaza
(Office)[15]
77 m (253 ft) 20 1982
16. AmBank House
[16]
75 m (246 ft) 22 - Nairobi City, Ambank House, 2011.jpg
17. Delta Corner Tower A
(Hotel)[17]
75 m (246 ft) 21 2012
18. Delta Corner Tower B
(Office)[18]
75 m (246 ft) 21 2012
19. Uchumi House
(Office)[19]
71 m (233 ft) 21 1972
20. ICEA Building
[20]
69.9 m (229 ft) 19 1981 Nairobi City, ICEA Building, September 2013.jpg
21. View Park Towers
[21]
68 m (223 ft) 20 -
22. International House
[22]
65.53 m (215.0 ft) 17 1971


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 December 2015.

No. Building Height Floors Year of Completion Status Image
1. Hass Tower 1
(Office)
300 m (980 ft) 66 2018 Site Prep [23]
2. Upperhill Square
(Mixed-use)
290 m (950 ft) 66 N/A Proposed
3. The One Nairobi
(Mixed-use)
270 m (890 ft) 70 N/A Proposed
4. NSSF Convention Centre
(Mixed-use)
240 m (790 ft) 62 N/A Proposed
5. Hass Tower 2
(Mixed-use)
201 m (659 ft) 40 2018 site prep [23]
6. Britam Tower
(Mixed-use)
200.025 m (656.25 ft) 33 2016 Topped Out
7. Hazina Trade Centre
(Mixed-use)
180 m (590 ft) 39 N/A on hold
8. Avic International
(Office)
175.8 m (577 ft) 43 2018 Site Prep
9. Montave
(Mixed use)
160 m (520 ft) 40 2018 Approved
10. Avic International
(Hotel)
140.75 m (461.8 ft) 35 2018 site prep
11. Prism Tower
(Office)
133 m (436 ft) 32 2015 Topped Out
13. Upperhill Chambers
(office)
- 26 2018 Under construction
14. Parliament tower
(Office)
125 m (410 ft) 26 2018 Under construction
15. KVDA tower
(Office)
- 26 N/A Proposed
16. Umoja House
(Office)
110 m (360 ft) 26 N/A Proposed
17. Le'Mac
(Commercial & residential)[24]
98 m (322 ft) 27 2015 Topped Out
18. Avic International A
(Residential)
93.2 m (306 ft) 28 N/A site prep
19. CBK Pension House
(Office)
- 27 N/A Proposed
19. Montave
(Office)
- 25 2018 Approved
20. Pan Africa insurance tower
(Office)
88.2 m (289 ft) 19 2017 Under construction [25]
21. Avic International B
(Residential)
86 m (282 ft) 25 N/A site prep
22. Avic International 3
(Residential)
83.2 m (273 ft) 24 N/A site prep
23. Avic International 4
(Residential)
81.2 m (266 ft) 24 N/A site prep
24. 4th Ngong Avenue Towers
(Office)
- 25 2015 Topped out
25. FCB Mihrab Tower
(Office)
- 25 2016 Under constructiom
26. Bishop court
(Mixed-use)
- 24 N/A Proposed
37. Palazzo
(Office)
- 23 2017 Under construction
28. Montave
(Residential)
- 22 2018 Approved
29. University of Nairobi Towers
(Office)
- 22 2015 Topped out
30. Nairobi Hospice
(Mixed-use)
75 m (246 ft) 18 N/A Proposed
31. Skynest Apartments
(Residential)
- 18 2018 Under Construction
32. Skye Development Tower A
(Mixed-use)
- 18 N/A Proposed
33. Skye Development Tower B
(Mixed-use)
- 18 N/A Proposed
34. Mwalimu sacco
(Mixed-use)
- 17 2016 Topped out
35. Nova Apartments
(Residential)
- 17 2017 Under Construction
36. Xinhua Tower
(Office)
- 17 N/A Proposed
37. KWFT tower
(Mixed-use)
- 17 2017 Site Prep
38. National Olympic Committee of Kenya
(Mixed-use)
75 m (246 ft) 15 N/A Proposed
39. Kenya Alliance Insurance Company Headquarters
(Office)[26]
67 m (220 ft) 15 N/A Proposed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Central Bank". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Nairobi skyscrapers". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  3. ^ Emporis GmbH. "Times Tower". 
  4. ^ "Teleposta Towers, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  5. ^ "Kenyatta Conference Center, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  6. ^ "NSSF Building, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  7. ^ "I & M Bank Tower, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  8. ^ "Nyayo House, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  9. ^ "Cooperative Bank House, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  10. ^ Emporis GmbH. "Hazina Towers". 
  11. ^ "National Bank House". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  12. ^ "Rahimtulla Tower, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  13. ^ "Anniversary Towers, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  14. ^ "Lonrho House, Nairobi - SkyscraperPage.com". 
  15. ^ "Reinsurance Plaza". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  16. ^ "Ambank House". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  17. ^ "Delta Office Tower A". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  18. ^ "Delta Office Tower B". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  19. ^ "Uchumi House". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  20. ^ "ICEA Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  21. ^ "View Park Towers". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  22. ^ "International House". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  23. ^ a b [1]. When completed in 2018 Nairobi Tower will be the tallest building in Africa.. Retrieved on 14 December 2015.
  24. ^ "Le'Mac". 
  25. ^ Project Team Member
  26. ^ "Kenya Alliance Insurance Company Headquarters". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05.