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Most of the tallest buildings in Kenya are found in Nairobi, the capital and largest city in the country. In Nairobi, there are 18 buildings that stand taller than 80 metres (260 ft) and several under construction. The tallest building in the city is the new 32-storey, 200 metres (660 ft) Britam Towers. The second-tallest building in the city is the 33-storey, 163 metres (535 ft) UAP Tower. The most recent skyscrapers to be constructed are Prism Tower, Le'Mac and FCB Mirhab 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 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.
As of 2015, Nairobi had 50 completed high-rise buildings, with 6 more under construction, and another 6 proposed.
Other towns in the country are starting to experience a surge in the construction of skyscrapers. For instance, the recently completed Moi University Pension Scheme Complex (Daima Tower) in Eldoret completed in 2016 stands at 89 meters featuring among the tallest in Kenya. Construction of high-rise buildings are on going in other regions such as Mombasa.
Britam Tower 200.1 m (656 ft)
Britam Tower is a commercial building in Nairobi owned by British-American Investments Company (Britam). The skyscraper has a maximum height of 195 metres (640 ft), above ground, with 32 usable floors. The building features a unique prismic shape, that starts as an equal four sided square footprint and ends with a two sided roof with a 60 metres (197 ft) mast, containing three helical wind turbines. It currently ranks as the tallest building in Kenya.
UAP Old Mutual Tower 163 m (535 ft)
UAP Old Mutual Tower is a 33-storey office complex in the Upper Hill neighborhood of Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya. It became the tallest structure in Kenya upon its completion in 2015, surpassing Times Tower which had held that record for 15 years.
Times Tower 140 m (460 ft)
The Times Tower, also known as the New Central Bank Tower, is an office tower in Nairobi, Kenya. At 140 metres (459 feet), it is the third tallest building in Kenya after the recently completed Britam Tower and UAP Tower, which have heights of 200 m (656 ft) and 163 m (535 ft) respectively. With 38 floors, along with a 7-storey banking complex and an 11-split storey car park, it is served by 10 elevators. The building is designed to resist earthquakes, and is set on a concrete raft varying in thickness from 0.9 to 3.0 m (2 ft 11 in to 9 ft 10 in).
Prism Tower 133 m (436 ft)
Le'Mac 126 m (413 ft)
Le' Mac is a 24-storey (Excluding roof structure) commercial and residential building in the Westlands district of Nairobi, Kenya.
Le' Mac is owned by Mark Properties, a property developer in Nairobi. The tower was financed through private equity at a total of KSh 3.5 billion (approximately US$35,000,000 as of 2015). L'e Mac's 30 levels are divided as:
Three basement parking levels
Ground floor banking and café amenities
Storeys 1 through 6: open plan office space intended for banks, showrooms and other offices
Storey 7: service level
Storeys 8 through 23: residential
Storeys 24 through 27: pool, gym, sauna/steam room and restaurant
Teleposta Towers 120 m (390 ft)
elposta Towers was the Third tallest building in Nairobi, Kenya (now 6th). It is 120 metres in height. Situated down Kenyatta Avenue in the heart of the city, it was completed in 1999 after being started in 1996. Covering 27 floors and housing Telkom Kenya
Kenya's Ministry of Information and Communications and Kenya Ministry of Trade are based in the building.
The building was designed by Anthony Gleeson and constructed by Laxmanbhai Construction
Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza 109.1 m (358 ft)
Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza (KCB Plaza) is a building in Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. Construction began in December 2010 and the building was completed in 2015.[
Kenyatta International Convention Centre 105.2 m (345 ft
The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), formerly the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, is a 28-story building located in Nairobi, Kenya. The KICC is located in the City Square of Nairobi, and is a crucial address for a number of Government offices, including those of recently elected Senators. It is an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events within walking distance of several five star hotels. During its 41-year history it has been the host of several international conferences, seminars, exhibitions and summits.
The KICC is ranked as one of the top places to hold conferences on the continent, a feat considering its age in comparison to shinier venues and locations throughout Africa. After completion, the building held the rank of the tallest building in Nairobi up until the construction of Teleposta Towers. The building has since then ceded its position as the tallest tower to a host of other newer projects including the UAP Old Mutual Tower, Times Tower and the Britam Tower, which is the tallest building in Nairobi as of 2018.
Social Security House 102.7 m (337 ft)
I&M Bank Tower 99.1 m (325 ft)
The I&M Bank Tower is a skyscraper in Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city.
Moi University Pension Scheme Eldoret 89.69 m (294.3 ft)
Moi University Pension Scheme (MUPS) was established on 1st July, 1991 to provide pension benefits to its members, who were employees of Moi University. The Scheme is designed to serve permanent employees of the sponsor and its constituent colleges.
Sanlam Tower 88.2 m (289 ft)
Owner, Sanlam Group. Developer, Pan Africa Life Assurance Ltd. Architect. • Design, GAPP Architects & Urban Designers. • Architect of Record, Triad Architects.
Tower GFA: 18,082 m² / 194,633 ft² Floors Below Ground: 4
Floors Above Ground: 20 Height: Architectural: 89.1 m / 292 ft
Nyayo House 84.1 m (276 ft)
Nyayo House is a skyscraper in Nairobi, Kenya. It hosts several government departments such as immigration (the State Department for Immigration, Border Control, and Regulation of Persons) and also serves as the headquarters of Nairobi Province. The building is located at the corner of Uhuru Highway and Kenyatta Avenue. It is 84 metres high and has 27 floors
Planning of the tower started in 1973 and it was initially set to be named as Nairobi House. Construction started in 1979, one year after Daniel arap Moi took over as the president of Kenya. Building of the house was completed in 1983. The building was planned by Ministry of Public Works, Ngotho Architects and constructed by Laxmanbhai Construction.
Nyayo House is particularly known for its detention facilities in its basement, often called as "Nyayo House torture chambers". Many opponents of the Moi government were beaten there by Special Branch officials (the Special Branch was later renamed the National Security Intelligence Service). Some of the known detainees at Nyayo House were George Anyona, Wahome Mutahi and Raila Odinga
After the Moi era the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) investigated Nyayo House torture cases and several victims, including politician Koigi wa Wamwere have been compensated. Another detainee, musician Ochieng Kabaselleh died soon after he was released, allegedly due to injuries caused by torture. The former torture chambers have now been opened to the general public.
Nyayo House is also infamous for the amount for corruption by various state officials.
Cooperative Bank House 83 m (272 ft)
Cooperative Bank House Download PDF. Click an image to view larger version. ... Official Name, Cooperative Bank House. Structure Type, Building.
Nation Centre 82.9 m (272 ft)
Official Name, Nation Centre. Structure Type, Building. Status, Completed.
Tower GFA: 18,000 m² / 193,750 ft² Height: Architectural: 82.9 m / 272 ft
Floors Above Ground: 17 Height: To Tip: 82.9 m / 272 ft
Rahimtulla Tower 80 m (260 ft)
Rahimtulla Tower, also known as the Rahimtulla Trust Building, is a tower in the Upper Hill neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya.
The tower is a reinforced concrete structure, and clad with blue-tinted glass and white louvre tiles. The tower has twenty-two storeys, including a double floor-height lobby, plus two basement floors. It is 16 storeys smaller than the New Central Bank Tower and the second tallest building in the country after the UAP Old Mutual Tower.
The building is capped by a 30-metre high mast, for television and radio communication. The main tenants are iWay Africa, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Dhanush InfoTech. The architect is Planning Systems Services, the structural engineers Mangat, I.B. Patel & Partners, the main contractors were Laxmanbhai Construction and the services engineers for the project were Howard Humphreys (Kenya) Limited.
Anniversary Towers 79.9 m (262 ft)
Anniversary Towers, Nairobi. The property is situated adjacent to AMBANK House and lies along University Way and Monrovia Lane, overlooking Maendeleo
Lonrho House 79.9 m (262 ft)
Lonrho House is one of the most impressive constructions of the city. ... Lonrho House is 88 meters tall and consists of 22 floors. ... Walking Tours in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kizingo Tower, Mombasa | 1290426 | EMPORIS 77.13 m (253.1 ft)
Kizingo Tower is a 22-story high-rise building in Mombasa, , Kenya. View a detailed profile of the structure 1290426 including further data and descriptions
Reinsurance Plaza 77 m (253 ft)
Reinsurance Plaza, Nairobi. The property is situated along Aga Khan Walk and Taifa Road, almost directly opposite the High Court and Nairobi Cinema
AmBank House, Nairobi | 74.6 m (245 ft)
AmBank House is a 22-story high-rise building in Nairobi, , Kenya. View a detailed profile of the structure 231994 including further data and descriptions
( Chandaria tower )University of Nairobi Towers
The iconic University of Nairobi Towers which was officially handed over by the ... The Tower was fully financed by internally generated resources without external ... a capacity of 600 at the Chandaria Centre for performing Arts on the 6th floor.
Jaffery Complex 70.12 m (230.1 ft)
The Jaffery Complex comprise of four main segments: 1. Religious Segment (Jaffery Islamic Centre) This consists of: Three storey mosque
Uchumi House 71 m (233 ft)
Uchumi House is a 21-story high-rise building in Nairobi, , Kenya. View a detailed profile of the structure 103396 including further data and descriptions
Nairobi Global Trade Centre | Westlands | 184m, 143m, 116m | 43, 35, 33, 31, 31, 29 fl
The office towers is making every tower around it looks like a ten floor buildings, including the hotel tower.
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