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Work starts on $193.4 million worth Africa's tallest building

Staff Writer | May 26, 2017
Work has begun on Africa's tallest building with the laying of the foundation of a 70-floor mixed-use twin tower development in Nairobi's Upperhill.
Pinnacle Towers
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The Sh20 billion ($193.4 million) Pinnacle Towers - which also includes a 45-floor Hilton hotel - is being developed by Hass Petroleum and White Lotus project.

The Hass Petroleum and White Lotus project will also include 20 floors of Class A offices and a Hilton rooftop bar on the 43rd floor.

At 900 feet, the building will also have the highest viewing deck in Africa.

"The building will also have a helipad, which will be at over 800 feet, again, making it the highest on the continent.

"We thought it wise to put the helipad here so that people can fly directly to the hotel and beat Nairobi's hectic traffic," Hass Petroleum Executive Chair, East and Central Africa Abdinasir A. Hassan said during the laying of the foundation.

The landmark building will also include five floors of shopping, entertainment, and restaurants plus a health spa, gym and an infinity pool.

There will also be 200 residential houses ran by Hilton Hotel. These will include one bedroom, two bedrooms, and three bedroom fully furnished luxury apartments.

The building will also house 3 floors of basement parking, a gaming zone and a luxury mall spread across three floors.