Tallest Buildings in Nairobi Kenya: Description
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya, it is therefore the place where you will find most of the tallest buildings in Kenya. In Nairobi alone, you can find about 10 buildings that are more than 80 meters high (262 ft).
From buildings like The Hilton Nairobi (1969), the NSSF Building (1973), and the Kenyatta International Conference Center (1974), One can say that Kenya does have its share of gigantic towers that should be held in awe. The era of building skyscrapers in Kenya started in the late 1960 when the city had its first tower and ever since, this trend has continued so that in Nairobi today, you will find lots of high-rise buildings.
Tallest Buildings in Nairobi Kenya: History
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.
Here is a list of the tallest Buildings in Nairobi along with the dates of their Construction.
Tallest Buildings in Nairobi Kenya include:
- Times Tower [New Central Bank Complex] Nairobi 140 m (1997)
- Kenyatta International Conference Center 105m (1974)
- Social Security House, Nairobi 103m (1973)
- I&M Bank Tower, Nairobi 99m (2001)
- KCB Plaza, Nairobi 99m (2013)
- Nyayo House, Nairobi 84m (1982)
- Cooperative Bank House, Nairobi 83m (1981)
- National Bank House, Nairobi 82m (1976)
- Anniversary Tower, Nairobi 80m (1992)
- Lonrho House, Noirobi 80m (1990)
- Reinsurance Plaza, Nairobi 77m ( 1982)
- Uchumi House, Nairobi 71m (1972)
- International House, Nairobi 65.53m (1971)
- ICEA Building, Nairobi 69.9m (1981)