List of tallest buildings in Kenya

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 43-storey, 184 metres (604 ft) GTC Office 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 is ongoing in other regions such as Mombasa.

Buildings

This list ranks high-rises in Kenya that stand at least 65 metres (213 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.

  1. Britam Tower – 200.1 m (656 ft) – 31 Floors
  2. GTC Office tower – 184 m (604 ft) – 43 Floors
  3. UAP Old Mutual Tower – 163 m (535 ft) – 33 Floors
  4. GTC Hotel Tower – 143 m (469 ft) – 35 Floors
  5. Times Tower – 140 m (460 ft) – 38 Floors
  6. Prism Tower – 133 m (436 ft) – 34 Floors
  7. GTC Residential 1 – 133 m (436 ft) – 33 Floors
  8. Teleposta Towers – 120 m (390 ft) – 27 Floors
  9. Kenya Commercial Bank Plaza – 109.1 m (358 ft) – 24 Floors
  10. Kenyatta International Convention Centre – 105.2 m (345 ft) – 32 Floors
  11. Social Security House – 102.7 m (337 ft) – 28 Floors
  12. I&M Bank Tower – 99.1 m (325 ft) – 18 Floors
  13. Moi University Pension Scheme – 89.69 m (294.3 ft) – 26 Floors
  14. Sanlam Tower – 88.2 m (289 ft) – 19 Floors
  15. Nyayo House – 84.1 m (276 ft) – 27 Floors
  16. Cooperative Bank House – 83 m (272 ft) – 25 Floors
  17. Nation Centre – 82.9 m (272 ft) – 17 Floors
  18. National Bank House – 82 m (269 ft) – 21 Floors
  19. Rahimtulla Tower – 80 m (260 ft) – 18 Floors
  20. Anniversary Towers – 79.9 m (262 ft) – 26 Floors
  21. Lonrho House – 79.9 m (262 ft) – 22 Floors
  22. Kizingo Tower – 77.13 m (253.1 ft) – 22 Floors
  23. Reinsurance Plaza – 77 m (253 ft) – 20 Floors
  24. AmBank House – 74.6 m (245 ft) – 25 Floors
  25. ( Chandaria tower )University of Nairobi Towers – 22 Floors
  26. Jaffery Complex – 70.12 m (230.1 ft) – 20 Floors
  27. Uchumi House – 71 m (233 ft) – 21 Floors
  28. ICEA Building – 69.2 m (227 ft) – 19 Floors
  29. View Park Towers – 68 m (223 ft) – 20 Floors
  30. International House – 65.5 m (215 ft) – 17 Floors
  31. Delta Corner Tower A – 61 m (200 ft) – 21 Floors
  32. Delta Corner Tower B – 61 m (200 ft) – 21 Floors
  33. Mwalimu Towers – 17 Floors

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