List of the 20 tallest buildings in Africa in 2020

List of the 20 tallest buildings in Africa in 2020

Over time, Africa has managed to put up superb structures, including some of the tallest towers in the world. Starting with only a handful of major towns in Africa with skyscrapers, new developments have led to more cities with superstructures. The superstructures in the motherland come as unique and as recognizable as the rest globally if not more.

List of 20 tallest buildings in Africa 2020
Image: instagram.com, @swishsays_photography
Source: Instagram

At this point, it looks like Africa will continue to have a rise in the established superstructures. Do you want to know which country in Africa has the tallest building? Let's have a look at these superstructures.

Tallest buildings in Africa 2020

The towers have been ranked according to their height. Here we have a look at the structures in Africa that have achieved an outstanding height.

1. The Leonardo, South Africa

Tallest building in South Africa
Image: instagram.com, @theleonardosa
Source: Instagram

Standing at an impressive 234 m, the modern Leonardo has 55 floors. The skyscraper not only boasts of being one of the tallest buildings in South Africa but also in the whole continent.

Read also

Top 25 of the most beautiful cities in Africa

2. Carlton Centre, South Africa

Tallest buildings in Africa 2020
Image: twitter.com, @OnlyAfricaFacts
Source: Twitter

Carlton Centre is the second-highest in South Africa, standing at 223 m and 50 floors. Construction began in 1967 and ended in 1974. Not only does the tower have office floors, but it also provides various shopping centers and eateries.

3. Cairo Tower, Egypt

Tallest buildings in Africa 2020
Image: instagram.com, @cairotower
Source: Instagram

At a height of 187 m, the building is also known by the locals as Nasser's Pineapple. It was built in 1961 under the leadership of the former late Egyptian President Nasser. Its construction came after Nasser opted to use money given to him by the US to buy firearms, and its architectural design embodies a lotus plant with a latticework design.

4. Ponte City Apartments, South Africa

Tallest buildings in africa under construction
Image: twitter.com, @hallaboutafrica
Source: Twitter

Positioned in the Hillbrow area, the apartments have a height of 173 m with 54 floors, thus being the highest residential skyscraper in the continent. Its architectural structure is cylindrical with an open central space for more light to reach the building, making it the first of its kind.

Read also

List of the greatest ancient mysteries of Africa

5. Marble Towers, South Africa

Cities with tallest buildings in Africa
Image: instagram.com, @colossal_lifestyle
Source: Instagram

Marble Towers was built in 1973 and are located within the central business district of Johannesburg, hosting a total of 32 floors at a height of 152.1 m. Johannesburg is considered to be one of the cities with the tallest buildings in this continent.

6. Pearl Dawn, South Africa

Tallest buildings
Image: twitter.com, @startupafrimag
Source: Twitter

Located at KwaZulu Natal, Pearl Dawn is a 31-story residential structure built from 2006 up to 2010, and its height is 152 m. Offering modern and well-furnished apartments, one can be assured of relaxation at its best.

7. South Africa Reserve Bank Building

Tallest buildings in Africa 2020
Image: twitter.com, @myMpango
Source: Twitter

The superstructure stands at 150 m and is a 38-floor building. The construction of the concrete tower began in 1986 and became complete in 1988. The bank is the central bank of South Africa, and so it mandates the responsibility of the country's financial position.

8. 88 on Field, South Africa

Read also

15 best castles in Africa that you should visit

Tallest buildings in the world 2020
Image: instagram.com, @girlingumboots
Source: Instagram

The skyscraper 88 on Field stands at 147 m and has 25 floors built-in 1985. It is mostly used for commercial purposes.

READ ALSO: How much does it cost to build a house in South Africa 2020?

9. Britam Tower, Kenya

Tallest building in the world
Image: instagram.com, @shotsfied_photography
Source: Instagram

Britam Tower is a skyscraper for commercial purposes with a height of 200 m. 31 floors, it is on the list of the tallest buildings in Eastern Africa and the 3rd tallest in the entire continent, answering the question ''which is the tallest building in East Africa?''. Its design is prismatic, thus offering an elegant yet outstanding modern look.

10. UAP Tower, Kenya

Tallest buildings in Eastern Africa
Image: twitter.com, @CapitalFMKenya
Source: Twitter

UAP Tower is a commercial skyscraper with a height of 163 m and 33 floors. The commercial complex had was completed in 2015. Built to meet international standards, its offices are efficient and allow for tenant comfortability.

Read also

Interesting man-made wonders of Africa: Destinations you should see

11. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

Where is the tallest building in the world?
Image: twitter.com, @alwasatengnews
Source: Twitter

The building stands at 143 m with 39 floors, constructed in 1994. The structure takes on a postmodernist style of architecture.

12. Grand Hyatt Cairo, Egypt

Tallest buildings in Africa 2020
Image: twitter.com, @HeshamBadry
Source: Twitter

At the height of 142 m, Grand Hyatt provides an opportunity to experience proper luxury. The location of the hotel makes it an exquisite tourist location. Also, with the restaurants around there, one can access 5-star meals.

13. PSPF Twin Towers, Tanzania

Tallest building in the world
Image: twitter.com, @IreneKaindi
Source: Twitter

PSPF Towers are twin centers, and they stand at a height of 153 m and 35 floors. The construction of the towers began in 2011, and it was complete by 2014. The PSPF Towers offer both commercial and residential tenancy.

14. Times Towers, Kenya

Tallest buildings in Eastern Africa
Image: instagram.com, @tant._.arts
Source: Instagram

At a height of 140 m, the 33-floor commercial structure was built in 1997 and was specially designed to withstand earthquakes. It holds the title of the third-largest tower in Kenya. In terms of office tenancy, the whole building hosts the Kenya Revenue Authority.

Read also

Best scenic sports grounds in the world

READ ALSO: Best mansions in South Africa 2019-2020

15. IMOB Business Tower, Angola

The Leonardo
Image: twitter.com, @Ao_Br_Pt
Source: Twitter

Located in Luanda, Angola, IMOB Business Tower is the highest tower in Angola with a height of 145 m and 35 floors. The tower's construction took a total of 6 years. The building's main use is for commercial purposes.

16. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt

Tallest buildings in Africa 2020
Image: twitter.com, @Hotel_Direct
Source: Twitter

The Four Seasons Hotel stands at 127 m and presents its guests with a breathtaking view of the River Nile. Only minutes away from the airport, one can easily catch a drive to the hotel, which offers a variety of services from restaurants to jacuzzi services.

17. Casablanca Finance City Tower, Morocco

Which country has the tallest building?
Image: twitter.com, @TheB1M
Source: Twitter

At 136 m, the Casablanca Finance Tower is aimed at setting the level for the construction of architectural landmarks and was completed in 2019. It has lots of offices and ample underground parking spaces.

Read also

A grand list of the top luxury hotels in South Africa

18. Tours Mpila, Republic of Congo

Tallest buildings in Africa 2020
Image: twitter.com, @CongoNN
Source: Twitter

Standing at 135 m, the tower consists of two pillars and is the tallest structure in the Republic of Congo.

19. NTC Tower, Sudan

How many floors does the tallest building in kenya have?
Image: twitter.com, @east_facts
Source: Twitter

Located in Sudan's city of Khartoum, it is the largest superstructure in Sudan at 130 m. the tower hosts the National Telecommunications Corporation. The tower is responsible for the management of telecommunication services in Sudan.

20. Tour CNPS, Cameroon

Which country has the tallest building?
Image: instagram.com, @imersnoom
Source: Instagram

The Tour CNPS stands at 132 m, completed in 1982. Its architectural design is that of modernism. The skyscraper offers a category of commercialization to allow for the tenancy of commercial offices.

Upcoming tallest buildings in Africa

Several countries strive to have the tallest buildings in the continent. Get a glimpse of some of the tallest proposed towers in Africa.

Upcoming tallest buildings in Africa
Image: twitter.com, @KinyanBoy
Source: Twitter

This upcoming tower in Nairobi, Kenya is to be complete by 2021 at 218 m.

Read also

The tallest building in South Africa

Proposed tallest buildings in Africa
Image: twitter.com, @LexiconRoad
Source: Twitter

The proposed Oblisco Capitale Tower in Egypt is expected to be up to 1000 m high and to be one of the tallest buildings in the continent under construction.

Tallest building in Kenya under construction
Image: twitter.com, @CTBUH
Source: Twitter

Set to be complete in 2023, the Pinnacle Tower is expected to be the highest in Kenya at a height of 300 m. Here is the model.

African competition for the tallest building

In Africa, there seems to be a desire to establish superstructures, although the establishments of skyscrapers are costly. African countries are willing to go the extra mile to be among the top. This leaves people with something to look out for in Africa in the years to come.

What and Where is the tallest building?

The tallest building globally is Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai. The superstructure stands at a unique height of 553 m. It os undeniable that this building is a work of art so much so that it has become a tourist attraction.

Read also

15 best forest wedding venues Cape Town

The list of skyscrapers in Africa is long, and with time there will still be more buildings. The increase of skyscrapers in Africa is a good thing for both economy and tourism.

READ ALSO: 20 most beautiful, prestigious and expensive neighbourhoods in Africa

Briefly.co.za recently compiled a list of the 20 most beautiful, prestigious, and expensive neighbourhoods in Africa. The most expensive neighbourhoods in Africa ooze luxury and grandeur.

Contrary to the popular belief about Africa’s poverty levels, you will realize that Africa has properties and assets whose worth are comparable to those of New York. Find out if your neighbourhood made it to the list!

READ ALSO:

  • Best retirement villages 2020
  • Top 10 most exclusive streets and wealthiest suburbs in South Africa
  • What is the richest country in Africa 2020? Top 20

Source: Briefly.co.za

Online view pixel