Nairobi Tower Project Starts


Posted on 2017-08-17 Author:LIYUCSF


Construction is set begun on Africa’s tallest building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, following a groundbreaking ceremony attended by the country’s president. The Pinnacle Towers development will cost about $200 million.


The two-tower project features a 320-meter, 67-story tower and a 201-meter, 45-story counterpart, which will primarily comprise a Hilton hotel. In addition, the towers will include offices, 200 residences, a gaming zone, three-floor luxury mall, and an underground parking garage.


President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya laid the foundation stone for the tower on May 23 in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area, where developers are building the structure. “Your choice to invest in Kenya is, indeed, a clear vote of confidence in the policy reforms we have been implementing in the recent past to make Kenya attractive and competitive and to reposition our tourism sector,” the president said.


It is said this project will be finished in the year of 2020. Once completed, the Pinnacle Towers will surpass the 223-meter Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the tallest building in Africa. Although taller buildings have been proposed for Africa, none are expected to be completed before Pinnacle Towers, if at all.





Construction is set begun on Africa’s tallest building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, following a groundbreaking ceremony attended by the country’s president. The Pinnacle Towers development will cost about $200 million.


The two-tower project features a 320-meter, 67-story tower and a 201-meter, 45-story counterpart, which will primarily comprise a Hilton hotel. In addition, the towers will include offices, 200 residences, a gaming zone, three-floor luxury mall, and an underground parking garage.


President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya laid the foundation stone for the tower on May 23 in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area, where developers are building the structure. “Your choice to invest in Kenya is, indeed, a clear vote of confidence in the policy reforms we have been implementing in the recent past to make Kenya attractive and competitive and to reposition our tourism sector,” the president said.


It is said this project will be finished in the year of 2020. Once completed, the Pinnacle Towers will surpass the 223-meter Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the tallest building in Africa. Although taller buildings have been proposed for Africa, none are expected to be completed before Pinnacle Towers, if at all.