Uhuru launches Kenya’s tallest building

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 09:44 | < 1 min read
President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of GTC in Westlands Nairobi. PHOTO/COURTESY

Nairobi's skyline is rapidly changing as the number of skyscrapers continue to emerge from time to time. On Wednesday, December 23, 2021 evening, President Uhuru Kenyatta oversaw the launch of the country's tallest building in Westlands, Nairobi.

President Uhuru presided over the launch of the Nairobi Global Trade Center (GTC), a six-tower complex that houses Kenya's tallest building.

"His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday presided over the official commissioning of the Nairobi Global Center Office Tower in Westlands," the State House said.

The tallest tower within the complex is 42-floored, 9 floors taller than the UAP tower and 10 floors taller than the Times Tower, the two towers that previously held the record of the country's tallest buildings.

According to the GTC website, the Ksh40 billion project hosts sports and hospitality facilities.

"The trade centre in Westlands hosts three new complex towers as well as sports and hospitality facilities. Baptised the Dream City, GTC boasts of a 32-storey 5-Star hotel, a 42-storey tower for offices, and another 32-storey serviced apartments tower," GTC said.