In recent years, Africa has seen a surge in the construction of tall buildings. Kenya for instance, is constructing named simply the Pinnacle that developers say will be the tallest structure in Africa.
Morocco on the other hand is also racing to build Rabat Bouregreg Tower which it says will be the tallest on the continent upon completion. But the buildings are proposed and will only be recognised when complete. We look at top 10 tallest buildings in Africa:
Carlton Centre(South Africa)
The Carlton Centre has been the tallest building in Africa since 1973.It is located in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. It has 50 floors and and measures 223 metres (732 ft) tall. The building is a scryscraper and a shopping centre.
Britam Tower is also among the tallest buildings in Africa. It is Commercial Building in Nairobi, Kenya owned by Britam a diversified financial service provider.
The building stands at 200 m (660 ft).
It has 32 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 60m mast containing three helical wind turbines.
Ponte City(South Africa)
Ponte City is a 55-story cylindrical skyscraper in the Berea neighbourhood, just next to Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa. It was built in 1975 to a height of 173 m (567.6 ft).
UAP Old Mutual Tower(Kenya)
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.
It was formerly called the NITEL Tower and before that, the NET Building). It is located in Lagos. The 32-story building was completed in 1979, and houses the headquarters of NITEL. The building is constructed of concrete.