We have really tall buildings in Nigeria.
None of these buildings are among the world’s tallest buildings, but they are really among the tallest we’ve seen here in Nigeria. Check them out below:
1. Millennium Tower Abuja – 170m (557.7ft)
Construction of the Millennium Tower began in 2006 and it was completed in 2015. It is part of the Nigerian National Complex and was commissioned in 2016. It consists of 42-storeys and is the tallest artificial structure in Nigeria.
2. NECOM House – 160m (520ft)
NECOM house was the tallest building in West Africa from 1979 to 2016. Formerly known as NITEL tower, it is a 32-storey building located in Marina, Lagos state. The communications spire at the top of the tower serves as a lighthouse beacon for the Lagos Harbor.
3. Eko White Pearl Tower – 135m (443ft)
The White Pearl Tower consists of 31 residential floors. 24 of the floors are accessible by 6 Mitsubishi elevators and the ground floor consists of a private health club, meeting room, and a luxurious lounge.
4. Union Bank Building – 124m (407ft)
Located in Marina, Lagos Island, it consists of 24 floors and it serves as the headquarters of the Union Bank of Nigeria.
5. WTC Tower 2 – 120m (390ft)
Tower 2 is an office space and it is sometimes referred to as ‘Abuja’s only Grade-A office Space’. The 25-floor commercial building is made up of office spaces that range from 130 square meters to 1,440 square meters. It is the tallest building in the FCT and was completed in 2016.
6. Eko Black Pearl Tower – 113m (371ft)
The Eko Pearl Towers are complexes consisting of five residential towers in the Eko Atlantic. The Black Pearl residential tower is a 24-floor apartment containing 120 apartments.
7. WTC Tower 1 – 110m (360ft)
The World Trade Center Tower 1 also known as Tower 1 is a 24-floor apartment building located in Abuja. It contains 120 apartments, which range from 1-6 bedrooms with duplex options. It was completed in 2015.
8. Ministry of Communication Building 109m – (358ft)
It is a 30-storey high-rise building in Marina, Lagos Island. It is also called the Post Office Building.
9. Cocoa House – 105m (344ft)
Cocoa House is a 26-storey building that once was referred to as the tallest building in Tropical Africa after its completion in 1965. Currently the tallest building in the Oyo State capital of Ibadan, it was built on revenue made from sales of crops such as cocoa, rubber and timber.
10. InterContinental Hotel Lagos – 105m (344ft)
The Lagos State government-constructed building was completed in 2013 and is estimated to have cost N30 billion. The hotel and resort is located in Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island Lagos and has 22 floors. It is mostly home to multinational companies and consulates.
11. Independence House – 103m (338ft)
Alternatively known as the Ministry of Defense Building, the Independence House was the first high rise building to be constructed in Nigeria. It is located in Lugard Road, Lagos State. It is 23 floors and was completed in 1960
12. CBN House – 100m (330ft)
The CBN Lagos building in Lagos is the 12th tallest building in Nigeria. It was completed in 2013 and has a total of 19 floors. Owned by the Central Bank of Nigeria it is located in Tinubu Square, Lagos Island, Lagos State.