A skyscraper refers to a very tall building of many floors. Skyscrapers are stout and well structured buildings with a very strong and deep foundation. It gives an attractive and glamorous look to different cities and countries of the world, Nigeria isn’t an exception. Here are the top skyscrapers in Nigeria in a descending order:
NECOM House, Lagos
The Nigerian External Communications House, located in Marina , Lagos, is the tallest building in Nigeria. It’s a 32-storey building and stands at 160 meters (525 ft). It serves as the headquarters of NITEL and was completed in 1979.
Union Bank Building, Lagos
Located at Marina, Lagos, the Union Bank building has 28 floors and stands at 124 meters (407 ft). It also functions as the Union Bank Headquarters.
The tallest residential building in Nigeria, the World Trade Center Tower 1 is a 24-floor building standing at 110 meter (361 ft) and located in the Central Business District of Abuja. It comprises of different apartments with duplex options, two exquisite penthouses and pool villas. The Tower 2 on the other hand is the tallest building overall in Abuja. It has 25 floors and is erect at a height of 120 meters (394 ft).
*The World Trade Center projects (at the time of publishing this post) are not 100 percent completed.
Cocoa House, Ibadan
Established in 1965, Cocoa house is a cultural heritage located in the ancient city of Ibadan stands at 105 meters (344 ft) and was once the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa with 26 floors. Its Yoruba name is “Ile Awon Agbe”, meaning “House of farmers’.
Intercontinental Hotels and resort, Lagos
This hotel and hospitality establishment is situated at kofo Abayomi street, Victoria Island, one of the high brow areas of Lagos. It was completed in 2013, stands at 105 meters (344 ft) and comprises of 22 floors.
Independence House, Lagos
Independence house was established in 1960 and used to be the former Ministry of Defence Headquarters. It has got 23 floors and is located at Onikan, one of the commercial suburbs in Lagos. It graciously stands at 103 meters (338 ft).
CBN Building, Lagos
The former headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria was established in 1958 as a 5-storey building at the Tinubu Square, Lagos, but was later remodeled and completed in 2014. It now stands tall at 100m (330 ft) and consists of 19 floors.
Great Nigeria House, Lagos
The Great Nigeria House along Martins street, Lagos Island, accommodates Mainstreet bank, several warehouses and offices. It is 95 meters (312 ft) high and has 22 storeys. Unfortunately, the building suffered a fire outbreak in 2013.
CBN Headquarters, Abuja
The headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria’s major financial Institution, was established in 2002. It stands at a height of 94 meters (308 ft) and consists of 22 floors.
There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers’ battle with the heavens that cover them.
Federico Garcia Lorca