Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Nigeria (2024)

Last updated on August 3rd, 2023 at 12:28 am

We are all captivated by superlatives, and the tallest structure in Nigeria is undoubtedly of most interest to most people. The height of a country’s tallest buildings, particularly its skyscrapers, typically indicates how urbanized it is. Skyscrapers are typically seen in urban areas. A skyscraper is a structure with at least 40 stories and a height of at minimum 150 meters (492 ft).

tallest buildings in Nigeria

When it comes to tall buildings, Nigeria is no different than any other country in the world. The tallest buildings in Nigeria are some of the most impressive and iconic architectural creations in the world. From the Union Bank Plaza to the Ibom Specialist Hospital and Hotel, the 10 tallest buildings in Nigeria are truly remarkable and worth exploring.

Can you tell which Nigerian has the most towering structures? Lagos is a great guess; you’re exactly right! There are many skyscrapers in Lagos, including some of the tallest structures in the country. Take a closer look at these and other skyscrapers.

TOP 10 TALLEST BUILDINGS IN NIGERIA

The Nigeria’s tallest buildings are listed here, along with their architectural height this 2024.

Building Name Height (m) Height (ft) Location
NECOM HOUSE 160 525 Lagos Island, Marina
MILLENNIUM TOWER 170 558 Abuja
CHAMPAGNE PEARL TOWER 134 440 Lagos State
UNION BANK BUILDING 124 406.824 36 Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos State
WORLD TRADE CENTRE (TOWER II) 120 394 Abuja
EKO TOWER 2 118 387.139 Victoria Island, Lagos
BLACK PEARL TOWER 112 367.454 Lagos City
WORLD TRADE CENTRE (TOWER I) 110 361 Abuja
THE COVENANT PLACE 108 354 Victoria Island, Lagos
NIGERIA CUSTOMS BUILDING 105 344 Lagos State

NECOM HOUSE

NECOM House has been the tallest building in Nigeria for a long time. The 525-foot (160-meter) structure is situated on Lagos Island’s Marina. The NET Building was the previous name of the structure, followed by NITEL Tower. It is important to note that the NECOM House is Lagos’ tallest structure. The 32-floor structure was finished in 1979. Nickson Borys & Partners created and built this structure. The Nigerian External Communications, often known as NECOM House, is still one of Nigeria’s and West Africa’s tallest structures.

MILLENNIUM TOWER

The Millennium Tower is a height symbol of Nigeria. The center of Abuja is where you’ll find this building. Moreover, it is a part of a multipurpose building complex built to house the country’s most significant museum of African art. The structure houses a theater, retail establishments, dining options, a fitness center, and a hotel. Three cylinders of concrete, each with a different height, make up the 170 m-tall tower. It is topped by a luxurious restaurant from which guests may take in a breathtaking perspective of the urban setting. The tower, which is a part of the Nigeria National Complex, was created by Manfredi Nicoletti. The tower’s construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2014, but the cultural center is still being built.

CHAMPAGNE PEARL TOWER

The Champagne Pearl Tower is the tallest residential building in Nigeria. It ranks third in terms of height across the country. The structure has 34 stories and a vertical height of 134 meters (440 feet). Lagos State is home to the Champagne Pearl Tower. The tall structure, which houses people, was finished in 2017. As a result, it is Nigeria’s highest residential structure.

UNION BANK BUILDING

Lagos has a high rise building called the Union Bank Building. This magnificent office building has an elevation of 406.824 feet (124 m). It ranks third among skyscrapers in Nigeria. The location of this stunning building is 36 Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos State. The Union Bank of Nigeria’s corporate offices are located on the 28th floor of the tower.

WORLD TRADE CENTRE (TOWER II)

The WTC Tower II is the fifth-tallest structure in Nigeria and the second-tallest structure in Abuja. It earn this position by standing at a height of 120 meters (394 feet) in our ranking. The second tower of the World Trade Center was finished in 2016. The structure, one of Nigeria’s highest structures. It is one of the World Trade Center Complex’s eight structures. In reality, private financial institutions and individual investors are funding the complex.

EKO TOWER 2

The spectacular Eko Tower (II), commonly known as the Eko pearl tower, comes in at number five on this list. Eko Tower (II) is situated on Victoria Island in Lagos at 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street. The structure is the fifth highest structure in Nigeria, standing at a height of 387.139 feet (118 meters). The 27-floor structure was intended to serve a variety of purposes, including housing, a medical facility, conferences, etc. This structure is in the Eko Hotels and Suites complex. The Eko tower 2 was finished in 2016.

BLACK PEARL TOWER

Lagos city is host to the Black Pearl Tower which has an imposing height of 367.454 feet (112 m ). The 25-floor residential complex ranks as Nigeria’s sixth-tallest structure. The black Pearl Tower is the sixth tallest building in Nigeria. The structure has 25 stories and a vertical height of 112 meters (367 feet). Lagos State is home to the Black Pearl Tower, which was finished in 2017. The structure was built as a residential tower and is one of Nigeria’s tallest structures. The black Pearl Tower is among the apartment buildings in Eko Atlantic.

WORLD TRADE CENTRE (TOWER I)

The World Trade Center Tower I is ranked number seven on this list. The structure has 24 stories and a vertical height of 110 meters (360 feet). The structure is in Abuja, the nation’s capital, and it was finished in 2016. The World Trade Center Complex consists of eight structures, including the World Trade Center (tower 1).

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION BUILDING

The Ministry of Communication Building comes in at number nine on our list of the ten tallest structures in Nigeria. The Ministry of Communication Building is situated in Obalende, Okesuna, Lewis St, Lagos Island, Lagos. It has 30 stories and is 109 meters (358 feet) tall. The Ministry of Communication Building guaranteed its place as the ninth tallest building in Nigeria. The structure was finished in the 1970s as a government structure but has remained vacant for a very long time.

THE DAKKADA TOWERS

Last but not the least on our list of the tallest buildings in Nigeria is Dakkada Towers. The tenth tallest structure in the country is this 21-story smart office development. This enormous building is situated in Uyo’s main economic center. The height of this spectacular building is 108.8 meters (21 floors). Any well-known corporate entity or corporation in the Nigerian oil and gas sector is expected to be housed in the structure.

CONCLUSION

That’s the rundown of the top 10 tallest buildings in Nigeria. These structures serve as a visual indicator of the country’s growth. It is significant to note that the majority of these structures are found in Nigeria’s largest cities. I have no doubt you will be eager to see these magnificent structures.


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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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