Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Nigeria and their locations.
Nigeria, aside being the most populous black nation in the world is also a home to some jaw dropping edifice and structures, having been swept by the wind of development in the past five decades after independence, we’ll be walking you through some of these structures. In this context, the top ten (10) tallest buildings in Nigeria
Topping this list is the 525 ft (160 m) NECOM House located in Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria the building was formerly named NITEL Tower and before that, the NET Building. The 32 floor building was completed in 1979. Designed and constructed by Nickson Borys & Partners. The NECOM House remains the Tallest building in West Africa from 1979 to present.
UNION BANK BUILDING
Union Bank Building is the second-tallest building in Nigeria at a height of 124 m (407 ft) located at 36 Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. The 28 floor building serves as the headquarters of the Union Bank of Nigeria.
WORLD TRADE CENTRE (TOWER II)
WTC Tower (2) is located at Plot 1113, Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, FCT is the tallest building in Abuja, and the 3rd tallest building in Nigeria, standing at 120 m (394 ft). The 25 floor World Trade Centre Abuja was opened in 2016.
The World Trade Centre is a complex of eight buildings under construction in the Central Business District of Abuja, FCT. There are seven skyscrapers proposed for this site, two of which have already been completed with the six (6) others still under construction some, at various stages of completion. A whooping NG₦152 billion (~US$1 billion) was budgeted for these trade complex.
Eko Tower (II)
Fourth on this list is the magnificent Eko Tower (II) also known as Eko pearl tower is located at 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island – Lagos standing at 118 m (387 ft) The 27 floor building was designed for various functions such as residence, a medical center, conferences etc.
WORLD TRADE CENTRE (Tower I)
Fifth on this list is the world trade centre Tower (1). Standing At 110 m (361 ft), the 24-floor WTC Tower 1 is a residential building with 120 apartments located in the Same complex.
Ministry of Communication Building
Sixth on this list is the Ministry of Communication Building Located at Obalende, Okesuna, Lewis St, Lagos Island, Lagos Nigeria standing at a height of 109 m (358 ft) with 30 floors it secured it place at number six (6)
Here comes the seventh tallest building in Nigeria “The Cocoa House” at a height of 105 m (344 ft) located in the ancient city of Ibadan in Oyo State, Nigeria. The 26-storey Cocoa House was completed in 1965, cocoa house was built from proceeds from commodities (e.g., Cocoa, Rubber, Timber and so on) of the then Western State of Nigeria.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Intercontinental Hotels is the eight tallest building in Nigeria, Located at Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. This magnificent edifice has a height of 105m (344ft). The 22 Storey building is a branch of the intercontinental Hotels group founded in 1946. As of September 2018 it had about 200 InterContinental hotels with over 68,000 rooms worldwide.
Number nine (9) on this list is the Independence House, 25 storey office building stands at a height of 338ft (103m) located west of Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan Lagos, commissioned by the British colonial government as a good will support to Nigeria’s independence in 1960. Designed and constructed by G. Cappa
Central Bank Of Nigeria, Lagos
Number ten, the last on this list is the Central Bank Of Nigeria Building, Lagos Nigeria. Built in 2013 Located in the central business district of Lagos Nigeria. With 19 floors at a height of 100 m (330 ft). The CBN house Lagos crown itself the tenth position on this list.