Nairobi’s Britam Tower Named Top Skyscraper in Africa

By Soko Directory Team / Published February 27, 2019 | 8:45 am





Kenya’s Britam Tower has been named the top skyscraper in Africa and ranked 10th in the world.

This is according to Emporis, a globally renown company that awards skyscrapers based on the architectural excellence; the design of buildings and their functionality which revealed that Britam Tower as the only building in Africa that has appeared among top 10 global skyscrapers since 2000.

The 200 meters iconic Tower unseated its neighboring UAP Towers to be the tallest building not only in Nairobi but also in East and Central Africa.

The 31-story office complex in Upper Hill, Nairobi offers breathtaking views of the vast Nairobi capital including the endowed Nairobi National Park. During days when the weather is favorable, you can get an enchanting view of both Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro from the top of the building.

The 7-billion-shilling skyscraper which sits on 1.5 acres was completed in November 2017 and is a prism in shape with a 12-story car park that can accommodate over one thousand vehicles.

READ Britam Tower Scoops the International Project of the Year Awards

The Upper hill-based building is owned by British-American Investments Company (Britam).

Triad Architects who took part in designing the building expressed joy on hearing that their work had received a global commendation.

“We are proud to be associated with this prestigious list of outstanding skyscrapers.” Said Triad Architects in a statement.

The Tower was assessed among other buildings in Europe, Asia, and the United States that included Generali Tower in Milan, Chicago’s 150 North Riverside and Riverpoint. The top spot went to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea.

READ ALSO Regus to open office in Britam Towers as it looks at expand outside Nairobi 




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