• Sun. Jul 25th, 2021

Top in Africa

Africa's Trending Topics


ByJuma Chai

Nov 25, 2018

For years buildings and other structural constructions have been a way of showing power and mighty. For thousands of years the great pyramids of Egypt have not only been the tallest structures made by man in Africa but also in the rest of the world.  Some of that glory might seem lost but with so many proposed constructions in Africa such as Al Noor Tower in Casablanca, morocco and iconic tower in Cairo Egypt. Africa might ones again retake its position as the continent that holds the tallest structure on the world. But at the moment these are the tallest structures that we have.

  1. 88 on Field

 South Africa

 146.5 meters

 26 meters.

The construction of this building was started in 1983 and completed in 1985. Located in the city of Durban in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Since its construction it has held the status of the tallest building in Durban. Its design was first presented in a competition in Kentucky USA.

  1. Reserve bank Building

 South Africa

 148 meters

38 floors

Found in Cape Town South Africa,

  1. Pearl Dawn

South Africa 152 meters

31 floors

Another skyscraper in the South African province of KwaZulu.

  1. Marble Towers

South Africa

Completed in 1973 this commercial office tower is located in the central business district of Johannesburg.

  1. PSPF Towers


152.7 meters

  1. NECOM House (Nigeria)

 160.3 meters

32 floors


  1. UAP old mutual Tower ( Kenya)

163 meters

33 floors


  1. Ponte city apartments

 South Africa 172


54 floors

  1. Britam tower


 200.1 meters

 31 floors

The only building out of South Africa in the top three positions. This tower was officially opened in 2017. The tower is owed by the British American investment company.

  1. Carlton center

( South Africa)

 222.5 meters.

 50 floors

Its construction ended in 1973, since then it has held the title of the tallest building in Africa. Designed by Skidmore,Owings and Merril. Anglo American Properties, its construction started in late 1967.  Not too much was put in its aesthetic value but rather to its structural strength. Although not beautiful to behold it’s a marvel and wonder that shows the strength and abilities of Africa.

(BONUS) The Pinnacle Towers Kenya.

The pinnacle tower is set to be the tallest building in Africa by 2020. Construction is underway in Kenya and the tower is set to reach a height of 370 meters


Juma Chai

A writer dedicated to providing the world with the best insights into Africa.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *