Nairobi with its four million people and fast expanding slums is rapidly changing. The city is set to be the future financial hub in Africa. But not only the economic environment is changing, but also its skyline.The foundation diggings of the ultra-modern twin tower building ‘Pinnacle’ in Nairobi, Kenya, have started. The 300-meter high skyscraper will become the tallest building in Africa. Its height is just above the Eiffel tower’s in Paris. And with that, the tower will enter the category of tall buildings in the world. The 70 floors of the ‘Pinnacle’ will be the mixed-used home of a 255-room Hilton Hotel, residentials including 150 ultra-smart apartments, retail spaces, and a helipad.
This 200-million USD construction project is financed by the joint venture of Hass Petroleum from East Africa and White Lotus Group. China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) is constructing this new landmark in Nairobi.
‘Pinnacle’ is planned to open by the end of 2019 and will mark another milestone in Nairobi, Kenya.
Source: photos are courtesy of The Economist.