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 150 m (490 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)
El-Mahalla El-Kubra TV Mast 323 m (1,060 ft)  ? Guyed mast Egypt El-Mahalla El-Kubra 30°57′15.13″N 31°08′43.04″E / 30.9542028°N 31.1452889°E / 30.9542028; 31.1452889 (El-Mahalla El-Kubra TV Mast)
Abeokuta Radio Mast 321.5 m (1,055 ft)  ? Guyed mast Nigeria Abeokuta 7°08′38.72″N 3°25′9.76″E / 7.1440889°N 3.4193778°E / 7.1440889; 3.4193778 (Abeokuta Radio Mast)
Azilal longwave transmitter 304.8 m (1,000 ft)  ? Guyed mast Morocco Azilal 31°53′55.06″N 6°33′16.77″W / 31.8986278°N 6.5546583°W / 31.8986278; -6.5546583 (Tipaza Longwave transmitter)
Chimney of Secunda CTL 301 m (988 ft) 1979 Chimney South Africa Secunda 26°33′36.46″S 29°10′07.81″E / 26.5601278°S 29.1688361°E / -26.5601278; 29.1688361 (Chimney of Secunda TCL)
Chimneys of Duvha Power Station 300 m (980 ft) 1982 Chimney South Africa Witbank 2 chimneys 25°57′36.94″S 29°20′24.92″E / 25.9602611°S 29.3402556°E / -25.9602611; 29.3402556 (Duvha Power Station, chimney 1) ; 25°57′44.26″S 29°20′21.86″E / 25.9622944°S 29.3394056°E / -25.9622944; 29.3394056 (Duvha Power Station, chimney 2)
Ain Beida Transmitter[1] 278 m (912 ft)  ? Guyed mast Algeria F'Kirina 35°49′16″N 07°19′12″E / 35.82111°N 7.32000°E / 35.82111; 7.32000 (Ain Beida Transmitter)
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 26°05′23.86″S 28°58′03.85″E / 26.0899611°S 28.9677361°E / -26.0899611; 28.9677361 (Kendal Power Station, chimney 1) ; 26°05′26.19″S 28°58′12.72″E / 26.0906083°S 28.9702000°E / -26.0906083; 28.9702000 (Kendal Power Station, chimney 2)
Chimneys of Lethabo Power Station[3] 275 m (902 ft) 1985/1988 Chimney South Africa Vereeniging 2 chimneys 26°44′29.55″S 27°58′41.26″E / 26.7415417°S 27.9781278°E / -26.7415417; 27.9781278 (Kendal Power Station, chimney 1) ; 26°44′33.01″S 27°58′32.90″E / 26.7425028°S 27.9758056°E / -26.7425028; 27.9758056 (Kendal Power Station, chimney 2)
Chimneys of Tutuka Power Station[3] 275 m (902 ft) 1985/1988 Chimney South Africa Standerton 26°46′38.24″S 29°21′04.48″E / 26.7772889°S 29.3512444°E / -26.7772889; 29.3512444 (Tutuka Power Station, chimney 1) ; 26°46′37.36″S 29°21′13.10″E / 26.7770444°S 29.3536389°E / -26.7770444; 29.3536389 (Tutuka Power Station, chimney 2)
Chimney of Matla Power Station[3] 275 m (902 ft) 1984 Chimney South Africa Kriel 26°16′48.82″S 29°08′27.64″E / 26.2802278°S 29.1410111°E / -26.2802278; 29.1410111 (Matla Power Station, chimney 1)
Sidi Hamadouche Transmitter[4] 270 m (890 ft)  ? Guyed mast Algeria Sidi Hamadouche 35°17′16″N 0°34′57″W / 35.28778°N 0.58250°W / 35.28778; -0.58250 (Sidi Hamadouche Transmitter)
Hillbrow Tower 269 m (883 ft) 1971 Concrete tower South Africa Johannesburg 26°11′13″S 28°2′57″E / 26.18694°S 28.04917°E / -26.18694; 28.04917 (Hillbrow Tower)
Chimneys of Majuba Power Station[5][6] 250 m (820 ft) 1996/2000 Chimney South Africa Volksrust 27°05′58.48″S 29°46′17.98″E / 27.0995778°S 29.7716611°E / -27.0995778; 29.7716611 (Majuba Power Station, chimney 1) ; 27°06′05.67″S 29°46′13.29″E / 27.1015750°S 29.7703583°E / -27.1015750; 29.7703583 (Majuba Power Station, chimney 2)
Chimneys of Matimba Power Station[7][8] 250 m (820 ft) 1987/1990 Chimney South Africa Ellisras 23°40′03.66″S 27°36′37.97″E / 23.6676833°S 27.6105472°E / -23.6676833; 27.6105472 (Matimba Power Station, chimney 1) ; 23°40′11.78″S 27°36′40″E / 23.6699389°S 27.61111°E / -23.6699389; 27.61111 (Matimba Power Station, chimney 2)
Sentech Tower 237 m (778 ft) 1962 Concrete tower South Africa Johannesburg 26°11′33″S 28°0′24″E / 26.19250°S 28.00667°E / -26.19250; 28.00667 (Sentech Tower)
Carlton Centre 223 m (732 ft) 1973 Building South Africa Johannesburg tallest building in Africa 26°12′20″S 28°2′48″E / 26.20556°S 28.04667°E / -26.20556; 28.04667 (Carlton Centre)
Suez Canal overhead powerline crossing 221 m (725 ft) 1998 Electricity pylons Egypt Suez 29°59′47.4″N 32°34′50.31″E / 29.996500°N 32.5806417°E / 29.996500; 32.5806417 (Suez Canal overhead powerline crossing, pylon 1) ; 29°59′45.97″N 32°35′12.74″E / 29.9961028°N 32.5868722°E / 29.9961028; 32.5868722 (Suez Canal overhead powerline crossing, pylon 2)
Chimney of Matla Power Station[9] 213.5 m (700 ft) 1979 Chimney South Africa Kriel 26°16′56.43″S 29°08′31.27″E / 26.2823417°S 29.1420194°E / -26.2823417; 29.1420194 (Matla Power Station, chimney 2)
Hassan II Mosque 210 m (690 ft) 1993 Minaret Morocco Casablanca 33°36′28.49″N 7°37′58.2″W / 33.6079139°N 7.632833°W / 33.6079139; -7.632833 (Hassan II Mosque)
John Vorster Tower[10] 198 m (650 ft) 1978 Conrete tower South Africa Pretoria 25°45′58.17″S 28°12′20.48″E / 25.7661583°S 28.2056889°E / -25.7661583; 28.2056889 (John Vorster Tower)
Cairo Tower 187 m (614 ft) 1961 Concrete Tower Egypt Cairo 30°2′45″N 31°13′28″E / 30.04583°N 31.22444°E / 30.04583; 31.22444 (Cairo Tower)
Tekezé Dam 185 m (607 ft) 2009 Dam Ethiopia Tigrey 13°20′49.93″N 38°44′33.74″E / 13.3472028°N 38.7427056°E / 13.3472028; 38.7427056 (Tekezé Dam)
Katse Dam 185 m (607 ft) 1996 Dam Lesotho Bokong 29°20′13″S 28°30′22″E / 29.33694°S 28.50611°E / -29.33694; 28.50611 (Katse Dam)
Ponte City Apartments 173 m (568 ft) 1975 Building South Africa Johannesburg 26°11′26″S 28°3′25.5″E / 26.19056°S 28.057083°E / -26.19056; 28.057083 (Ponte City Apartments)
Cahora Bassa Dam 171 m (561 ft) 1969 Dam Mozambique Tete 15°35′9″S 32°42′17″E / 15.58583°S 32.70472°E / -15.58583; 32.70472 (Cahora Bassa Dam)
NITEL Building[11] 160 m (520 ft) 1979 Building Nigeria Lagos 6°26′59.22″N 3°23′35.61″E / 6.4497833°N 3.3932250°E / 6.4497833; 3.3932250 (NITEL Building)
Suez Canal Bridge[12] 154 m (505 ft) 2001 Bridge pylons Egypt Suez 30°49′41.67″N 32°18′56.1″E / 30.8282417°N 32.315583°E / 30.8282417; 32.315583 (Suez Canal Bridge, pylon 1) ; 30°49′41.77″N 32°19′10.80″E / 30.8282694°N 32.3196667°E / 30.8282694; 32.3196667 (Suez Canal Bridge, pylon 2)
Turkwel Dam 153 m (502 ft) 1991 Dam Kenya Turkwel 1°53′53.46″N 35°20′01.51″E / 1.8981833°N 35.3337528°E / 1.8981833; 35.3337528 (Turkwel Dam)
PSPF Towers - Tower A[13][14] 152.7 m (501 ft) 2014 building Tanzania Dar Es Salaam
PSPF Towers - Tower B[15][16] 152.7 m (501 ft) 2014 building Tanzania Dar Es Salaam
Marble Towers 152 m (499 ft) 1973 Building South Africa Johannesburg 26°12′6.58″S 28°2′50.98″E / 26.2018278°S 28.0474944°E / -26.2018278; 28.0474944 (Marble Towers)
Pearl Dawn[17] 152 m (499 ft) 2010 Building South Africa Durban 29°43′30.08″S 31°05′17.13″E / 29.7250222°S 31.0880917°E / -29.7250222; 31.0880917 (Pearl Dawn)
South African Reserve Bank Building[18] 150 m (490 ft) 1988 Building South Africa Pretoria 25°44′42.83″S 28°11′45.32″E / 25.7452306°S 28.1959222°E / -25.7452306; 28.1959222 (South African Reserve Bank Building)
Metlife Centre[19] 150 m (490 ft) 1993 Building South Africa Cape Town 33°54′59″S 18°25′34″E / 33.91639°S 18.42611°E / -33.91639; 18.42611 (Metlife Centre)
Many lower structures

References[edit]

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  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. 
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  11. ^ "NITEL Building". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Suez Canal Bridge". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  13. ^ PSPF Commercial Tower A at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  14. ^ SkyscraperPage: PSPF Commercial Towers - Tower A
  15. ^ PSPF Commercial Tower B at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  16. ^ SkyscraperPage: PSPF Commercial Towers - Tower B
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  18. ^ "South African Reserve Bank Building". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
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