Nigeria is one of the most populous and economically developed countries on the African continent. Apart from being the world’s most populous black nation, it is also home to some jaw-dropping architecture and structures, which have been swept by the wind of development in the six decades since independence. We will be taking you on a tour of some of these landmarks.
The concentration of high-rise buildings and active mega-projects, on the other hand, is concentrated in Lagos, Abuja, and Eko Atlantic; these critical periphery cities have recently undergone fast growth.
In this article, we will be considering the top ten tallest buildings in Nigeria.
NECOM House (originally NITEL Tower and previously the NET Building) is a skyscraper in Lagos, Nigeria. The NITEL headquarters are housed in a 32-story structure that was built in 1979. Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria is home to the 525-foot (160-meter) structure.
The top of the tower’s communications spire serves as a lighthouse beacon for Lagos Harbor. Concrete was used to create the structure. At the time of its completion, the structure was the tallest in West Africa. Since its construction, Necom House has experienced two fires: one in 1983, which caused extensive damage to the structure, and another in 2015, which only injured the top of the structure.
Champagne Pearl Tower
The Champagne Pearl Tower is the Second-tallest building in Nigeria at an astonishing height of 134 m (440 ft) located in Eco Atlantic City, Lagos Nigeria. The Champagne Pearl tower has 30 residential levels, each with four apartments, a technical floor, a ground floor, and a basement level. The Eko Champagne Pearl Tower, which was completed in 2017, is Nigeria’s tallest residential structure. It is Nigeria’s second tallest structure as of January 2021.
Union Bank of Nigeria
The Union Bank Building is a skyscraper in Lagos. The Union Bank of Nigeria’s headquarters is housed in this 28-story structure.
Individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large corporations and organizations, are served by Union Bank, a significant commercial bank. It was ranked as the 556th largest bank in the world and the 14th largest bank in Africa in July 2009. The bank’s asset base was projected to be NGN1, 381 billion (US$4.1 billion) as of March 31, 2018. At the time, the stockholders’ equity was projected to be NGN286 billion (US$851 million).
World Trade Centre Abuja
The World Trade Centre is an eight-building complex under construction in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria’s Central Business District. Seven skyscrapers are planned for the site, two of which have already been completed, with the remaining five either under construction or in various phases of planning. The 24-story WTC Tower 1, which topped out in 2015 at 110 meters (361 feet), is Nigeria’s tallest residential skyscraper, while WTC Tower 2 stands at 120 meters (361 feet) and is the tallest structure in Abuja (394 ft). The World Trade Centre Abuja, which was supposed to open in 2013, is now set to open in 2016.
The complex, which will cost around $200 billion, is being funded by private financial institutions and private investors. The project was designed by Woods Bagot, WSP Consulting is the structural consultant, and Abuja Investments Company is a partner. It is being developed by First Intercontinental Properties Limited, a subsidiary of The Churchgate Group, a Nigerian real estate company, and the project was designed by Woods Bagot, WSP Consulting is the structural consultant, and Abuja Investments Company is also a partner. When finished, the WTC Abuja would be the largest mixed-use complex on the African continent.
Eko Tower ll
The majestic Eko Tower (II), commonly known as the Eko pearl tower, is ranked fifth on this list. Eko Tower (II) is the 5th tallest skyscraper in Nigeria, built at 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street in Victoria Island, Lagos. It stands at a height of 118 meters (387 feet).
The 27-story structure was built for a variety of uses, including residences, medical centers, and conferences.
Black Pearl Eko
The Black Pearl Tower is located in Lagos, Nigeria. With an overwhelming height of 112 m (367 ft). The 25-floor apartment building places itself as the sixth tallest buildings in Nigeria. The Black Pearl residential skyscraper has a total of 24 stories. The 84 apartments in the tower range in size from one to three bedrooms, with Duplex choices, combination apartments, and Terrace Penthouses available.
The Eko Black Pearl Tower, which was completed in 2016, is located near the Champagne Pearl, a 33-story residential tower with comparable features to the Black Pearl. Two tennis courts, a swimming pool, and other communal facilities are located behind both towers. Parking is also accessible on the ground and basement floors in all of the towers.
World Trade Centre Tower 1
The World Trade Centre Tower 1, or Tower 1, is a 24-story apartment building with a height of 110 meters (361 ft) remains one of the tallest buildings in Nigeria.
The tower comprises 120 apartments ranging in size from one to six bedrooms, as well as two beautiful Penthouses and Pool Villas. Tower 1 was completed in 2015, making it Nigeria’s tallest residential structure.
Ministry Of Communication’s Building
The Ministry of Communication Building is number eight on the list. The Ministry of Communication Building is located at Obalende, Okesuna, Lewis St, Lagos Island, Lagos Nigeria, and stands at 109 meters (358 feet) tall with 30 stories, making it Nigeria’s eighth highest structure.
The Dakkada Towers
This gigantic tower is located in the core business district of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, and is the 9th tallest building in Nigeria. Any well-known corporate organization or world-class corporation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry will be housed in the structure.
This majestic tower rises to a height of 108.8 meters (21 stories), covering 18, 639.50 square meters on a vast site area of 48,200.00 square meters, with enough space for at least 500 cars.
The Cocoa House
The Cocoa House, Nigeria’s 10th tallest structure, stands at 105 meters (344 feet) and is located in the old city of Ibadan in the state of Oyo, Nigeria.
Obafemi Awolowo, a Nigerian nationalist and statesman of the time, suggested Cocoa House, which would be funded with proceeds from cocoa exportation. Cappa and D’Alberto were the contractors. The defunct Western Region government completed and commissioned Cocoa House in August 1965.
The entire structure was destroyed by fire on January 9, 1985. The fire is claimed to have started in the upper floors due to faulty electrical equipment. Due to the extent of the damage caused by the fire, the building remained closed to the public until August 1992, when it was rebuilt and reopened for business.
Wemabod Estates Limited, a subsidiary of the O’dua group of companies, manages Cocoa House. Odu’a Investment Company Limited owns the property.
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