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Top 20 tallest buildings in Africa and their heights



1. Iconic Tower – 393.8 m

The Iconic Tower is a skyscraper in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. With a total structural height of 393.8 metres

2. The Leonardo – 234 m

The Leonardo is a 55-floor mixed-use property development in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa that stands at the height of 234 metres.

3. Carlton Centre – 223m

The Carlton Centre is a 50-storey skyscraper and shopping centre located on Commissioner Street in central Johannesburg, South Africa.

Its peak height is 223 metres.

4. Britam Tower – 195 m

The Britam Tower is a commercial building in Nairobi owned by British-American Investments Company. The skyscraper, the tallest building in Kenya, rises 195 metres above ground, with 32 usable floors. 

5. Ponte City Apartments – 173 m

Ponte City is a skyscraper in the Berea suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, just next to Hillbrow. It was built in 1975 to a height of 173 m, making it the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa. The 55-storey building is cylindrical, with an open centre allowing additional light into the apartments

6. UAP Tower – 163 m

UAP Old Mutual Tower is a 33-storey office complex in the Upper Hill neighbourhood 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.

7. NECOM House – 160 m

NECOM House is a skyscraper located in Lagos. The 32-story building was completed in 1979, and houses the headquarters of NITEL.

The communications spire at the top of the tower serves as a lighthouse beacon for Lagos Harbour. The building is constructed of concrete.

8. PSPF Towers (Tower A) – 153 m

9. PSPF Towers (Tower B) – 153 m

10. Marble Towers – 152 m

11. Pearl Dawn – 152 m

12. South African Reserve Bank Building – 150 m

13. Metlife Centre – 150 m

14. 88 on Field – 147 m

15. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building – 143 m

16. El Gezira Tower Movenpick Hotel – 142 m

17. Grand Hyatt Cairo – 142 m

18. Nile City South Tower – 142 m

19. Nile City North Tower – 142 m

20. KwaDukuza eGoli Hotel Tower 1 – 140 m


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