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.[1] The second-tallest building in the city is the 33-storey, 140 m (459 ft) New Central Bank Tower.[2] The most recent skyscraper to be constructed, is the UAP Tower.

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]

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 April, 2015
No. Building Height Floors Completed Image
1. UAP Tower[1] 163 m (535 ft) 33 2015
2. Times Tower[4] 140 m (460 ft) 33 2000 Giraffe - Skyline - Nairobi - Park.jpg
3. Teleposta Towers
[5]
120 m (390 ft) 27 2000 Teleposta Towers.jpg
4. Kenyatta International Conference Centre[6] 105 m (344 ft) 28 1974 KICC nairobi kenya.jpg
5. NSSF Building
[7]
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[8] 99.1 m (325 ft) 18 2001 I&M Bank Tower.jpg
8. Nyayo House
[9]
84 m (276 ft) 27 1982 Nyayo.jpg
9. Cooperative Bank House
[10]
83 m (272 ft) 25 1981 Cooperative Bank House.jpg
10. Hazina Towers
[11]
81 m (266 ft) 24 -
11. National Bank House
[12]
82 m (269 ft) 21 1976
12. Rahimtulla Tower [13] 80 m (260 ft) 18 1999 Rahimtulla.jpg
13. Anniversary Towers
[14]
80 m (260 ft) 26 1992 Anniversery towers.jpg
14. Lonrho House
[15]
80 m (260 ft) 22 1990 Lonrho.jpg
15. Reinsurance Plaza
(Office)[16]
77 m (253 ft) 20 1982
16. AmBank House
[17]
75 m (246 ft) 22 - Nairobi City, Ambank House, 2011.jpg
17. Delta Corner Tower A
(Hotel)[18]
75 m (246 ft) 21 2012
18. Delta Corner Tower B
(Office)[19]
75 m (246 ft) 21 2012
19. Uchumi House
(Office)[20]
71 m (233 ft) 21 1972
20. ICEA Building
[21]
69.9 m (229 ft) 19 1981 Nairobi City, ICEA Building, September 2013.jpg
21. View Park Towers
[22]
68 m (223 ft) 20 -
22. International House
[23]
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 June 2014.

No. Building Height Floors Year of Completion Status Image
1. Upperhill Square
(Mixed-use)
290 m (950 ft) 66 N/A Proposed
2. The One Nairobi
(Mixed-use)
270 m (890 ft) 70 N/A Proposed
3. NSSF Convention Centre
(Mixed-use)
240 m (790 ft) 62 N/A Proposed
4. Jabavu village tower
(Office)
212 m (696 ft) 45 N/A Site Prep
5. Britam Towers
(Office)[24]
193 m (633 ft) 31 2016 under construction
6. Hazina Trade Centre
(Mixed-use)[25]
180 m (590 ft) 62 2015 under construction
7. Avic International
(Office)
175.8 m (577 ft) 43 N/A Site Prep
8. UAP Tower
(Office)[1]
163 m (535 ft) 33 2014 Topped out
10. Avic International
(Hotel)
140.75 m (461.8 ft) 35 N/A site prep
9. Jabavu village tower
(Mixed-use)
137 m (449 ft) 30 N/A site prep
11. Prism Tower
(Office)[26]
130 m (430 ft) 32 2015 Under Construction
12. Akili tower
(Mixed use)
- 30 N/A Proposed
13. Upperhill Chambers
(office)
- 28 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. KCB Plaza
(Office)[27]
99 m (325 ft) 24 2014 Topped Out
18. Avic International A
(Residential)
93.2 m (306 ft) 28 N/A site prep
19. Pan Africa insurance tower
(Office)
88.2 m (289 ft) 19 2017 Under construction [28]
20. Le’Mac
(Mixed use)[29]
87 m (285 ft) 22 2015 Under Construction
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. Lower Hill Road Office Block
(Office)
80 m (260 ft) 18 N/A site prep
25. 4th Ngong Avenue Towers
(Office)[30]
- 25 2015 Topped out
26. FCB Mihrab Tower
(Office)
- 25 2016 Under constructiom
27. Bishop court
(Mixed-use)
- 24 N/A Proposed
28. Palazzo
(Office)
- 23 2017 Under construction
29. University of Nairobi Towers
(Office)[31]
- 22 2015 Topped out
30. Nairobi Hospice
(Mixed-use)
75 m (246 ft) 18 N/A Proposed
31. Mwalimu sacco
(Mixed-use)
- 17 2016 Topped out
32. KWFT tower
(Mixed-use)
- 17 2017 Under construction
33. National Olympic Committee of Kenya
(Mixed-use)
75 m (246 ft) 15 N/A Proposed
34. Kenya Alliance Insurance Company Headquarters
(Office)[32]
67 m (220 ft) 15 N/A Proposed
35. The Mirage
(Office)[33]
65 m (213 ft) 15 2015 Topped out

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "New Central Bank". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
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  19. ^ "Delta Office Tower B". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  20. ^ "Uchumi House". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  21. ^ "ICEA Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  22. ^ "View Park Towers". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  23. ^ "International House". Emporis. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
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  26. ^ "Prism Tower". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  27. ^ "KCB Plaza". Skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  28. ^ Project Team Member
  29. ^ "Le’Mac". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  30. ^ "4th Ngong Avenue Towers". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  31. ^ "Chandaria University of Nairobi Towers". Skyscrapercity. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
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