Africa’s Skyscrapers: A Symbol of Progress and Growth
Skyscrapers are a symbol of progress and growth in many parts of the world. They are also engineering marvels. They are often seen as a sign of a city’s economic vitality and its ability to attract investment. In Africa, skyscrapers are becoming increasingly common, as cities across the continent experience rapid economic growth.
The tallest skyscraper in Africa is the Iconic Tower, which is located in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. The tower is 385.8 meters (1,265 feet) tall and has 100 floors. It is expected to be completed in 2025.
Be sure to check out our popular post on Nigerian Skyscrapers – and spoiler alert one of our buildings made this top ten list.
Other Notable African Skyscrapers
- The Leonardo in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa (234 meters)
- The Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa (223 meters)
- The Britam Tower in Nairobi, Kenya (195 meters)
- The Ponte City Apartments in Johannesburg, South Africa (173 meters)
- The UAP Tower in Nairobi, Kenya (163 meters)
- The NECOM House in Lagos, Nigeria (160 meters)
- The PSPF Towers (Tower A) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (153 meters)
- The PSPF Towers (Tower B) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (153 meters)
- The Marble Towers in Cairo, Egypt (152 meters)
The construction of skyscrapers in Africa is not without its challenges. One challenge is the cost of construction. Skyscrapers are expensive to build, and this can be a barrier for some African countries. Another challenge is the availability of skilled labor. It can be difficult to find qualified workers who have the skills and experience necessary to build skyscrapers.
Despite these challenges, the construction of skyscrapers in Africa is a sign of the continent’s economic growth. Skyscrapers are a symbol of progress and prosperity, and they attract tourism and business to the continent.
Skyscrapers are Cool
Skyscrapers offer a number of benefits to the cities where they are built. They can help to create jobs, boost economic growth, and improve the quality of life for residents.
One of the biggest benefits of skyscrapers is that they can create jobs. The construction of skyscrapers requires a large workforce, and this can help to boost the economy of the city where the skyscraper is being built. Once the skyscraper is completed, it will also create jobs in the form of office workers, retail employees, and other service providers.
Skyscrapers can also help to boost economic growth. They can attract new businesses and investment to the city, and they can also help to revitalize existing areas. For example, the construction of the Iconic Tower in Egypt is expected to create 100,000 jobs and generate $10 billion in economic activity.
The Challenges of Skyscrapers
While skyscrapers offer a number of benefits, they also come with some challenges. One of the biggest challenges is the cost of construction. Skyscrapers are expensive to build, and this can be a barrier for some African countries. Another challenge is the availability of skilled labor. It can be difficult to find qualified workers who have the skills and experience necessary to build skyscrapers.
Maintenance or lack thereof, is also another major problem in some African countries. In Nigeria specifically, many buildings are neglected and many of the systems are in disrepair.
The Future of Skyscrapers in Africa
More skyscrapers are being built today. There is an insatiable desire to see an edifice rise from the ground. As African economies continue to grow, there will be a demand for more office space and other amenities that skyscrapers can provide. We would like to see more African companies develop these projects from start to finish without funding and help from foreign investors and construction companies – this will help spur the growth of indigenous property developers.
As a result of these factors, it is likely that we will see more skyscrapers being built in Africa in the years to come. These skyscrapers will help to boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for residents.