Nairobi’s history of towers began with the IPS Building (1967), the Hilton Nairobi (1969), the NSSF Building (1973), and the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in 1974. Buildings in the city remained relatively short until the late 1960s when the city experienced its first skyscraper boom. From 1960 to 1980, Nairobi witnessed a major expansion of skyscrapers and high-rise construction. Many of the city’s office towers were completed during this period, such as the New Central Bank Tower. A near twenty-year lull in building construction came after this expansion, though Nairobi has experienced a smaller second building expansion beginning in the late 1990s and continuing into the present.
As of 2015, Nairobi had 50 completed high-rise buildings, with 6 more under construction, and another 6 proposed.
Other towns in the country are starting to experience a surge in the construction of skyscrapers. For instance, the recently completed Moi University Pension Scheme Complex (Daima Tower) in Eldoret completed in 2016 stands at 89 meters featuring among the tallest in Kenya. Construction of high-rise buildings are on going in other regions such as Mombasa.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_wp_categories][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]