When it comes to commercial and business architecture, Nigeria has come a long way in recent years. The country is home to some of the tallest office buildings in Africa, and they are all noteworthy for their beautiful design and upscale features. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll be exploring the seven tallest office buildings in Nigeria which have made their mark on the country’s skyline.
1. NECOM House
Height: 520 feet (158m)
First on our list is NECOM House with over forty floors and reaching an impressive height of 520 feet (158m). Located in Lagos Island, this commercial skyscraper was completed in 1979 but still stands as one of the most recognizable towers accommodating several high profile corporate offices which includes MTN Nigeria among others. This building also boasts several elevators that travels faster than your ordinary elevator, allowing commuters to reach their desired floors within seconds.
Fun Fact: The building houses a helipad at its roof level which is fully functional alongside other facilities such as water treatment plants.
2. Union Bank Building
Height: 433 feet (132m)
Union Bank Building located at Samuel Adedoyin Street Victoria Island Lagos stands as the next largest tower with over thirty storeys tall and reaching a height of approximately 433 feet (132m). This magnificent edifice was built-in two phrases spanning from 1975 -1981 for Union Bank by Costain West-Africa Plc. This ultra-modern skyscraper is specifically designed to include top-notch features such as centralized air-conditioning systems and impressive space management techniques that made it stand out among other towers located around Victoria Island area.
Fun Fact: At its rooftop there are telecommunication towers used by telecom firms such as Glo Mobile giants.
3. Kingsway Tower
Height: 400 feet (122m)
Kingsway Tower also located on Victoria Island, Lagos formerly known as the Union Marble House is a 400ft (122m) tall commercial building with about 28 floors. The distinctive feature of this tower is its aesthetic layout and prime location in the heart of Victoria Island. This tower was built under strict adherence to emerging local architecture styles and modern techniques that present users with an environmentally friendly working space which makes it one of the most sought after office spaces for numerous international oil companies.
Fun Fact: It has an underground parking basement that spans over two floors.
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4. Cocoa House
Height: 350 feet (105m)
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Cocoa House stands tall and proud, with a height of approximately 350 feet (105 meters). This historic building located in Ibadan, was completed in 1965 as West Africa’s first-ever skyscraper coined from funds generated when export earnings from commodities such as cocoa beans were pumped into making this tower thrive.When constructed it remained west Africa’s tallest building for several years before other towering structures sprang up recently. This iconic edifice offers an excellent view stretching across Ibada metropolis from its rooftop while accommodating corporate clients like Odu’a investments limited. Equipped with modernized elevators offering a safe ride to different levels within seconds does make it stand out among others situated around the city center.
Fun Fact: Cocoa House now houses renowned schools such Lead City University together with several government parastatals.
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5. Eko Tower
Height: 335 feet (102m)
With over twenty-five floors extending over an elevation level of about 112 meters, Eko Tower is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s notable high-end towers finding itself at fifth position on our list conveniently situated along Adetokunbo Ademola street Victoria Island Lagos State. Completed by Mixta Real Estate Plc., this magnificent edifice emphasizes luxury while boasting top-tier facilities ranging thru private bank lounges for regular visitors alongside high-speed elevators capable of carriage occupants from base to final level within split seconds.
Fun Fact: Eko tower is situated on reclaimed land floating above the Atlantic Ocean which was made possible via sand filling technology.
6. Energy Tower
Height: 322 feet (98m)
Founded in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Energy Towers stands tall at approximately 100 meters with 17 floors. This all-encompassing and breathtaking structure is a new addition among other towers listed so far as it was completed in 2020 and houses multinational firms such IPP, Shell together with numerous other international Oil companies that have found its unique features appealing.
Fun Fact: The Eco-friendly design incorporates rainwater harvesting & treatment facilities ensuring no waste of millimeter of water resources while AI-powered lift systems provide state-of-the-art lift services to commuters across different levels quickly thus increasing work productivity among staff members.
7. Afren Tower
Height: 308 feet (94m)
Last but not least on our list is the Afren Tower at Alfred Rewane Road Ikoyi Lagos Owingell designed by Gensler and completed by Lakepoint Development Company Ltd., this stunning physical structure consists of about twelve floors standing over an elevation level reaching an impressive height of approximately 308ft (94m).
Fun Fact: Afren tower has been specifically-curated for leading banks, insurance corporations alongside hedge fund offices amongst others suiting business meetings/ conferences due to its ultramodern meeting rooms and lobby area designed with fascinating wall art alongside interactive display screens installed to operate along with PABX intercom system communicating through all corners lof building seamlessly.