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KOKO Knows: Did You Know That The Tallest Building In West Africa Is Located In Lagos Nigeria?

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NECOM House, also formerly known as NITEL Tower and before that, NET building is located in Marina, Lagos and is the tallest building in West Africa.

Tallest building

The building is a sky scrapper that was completed in 1979 with the initial purpose of housing the Nigeria External Communications (NECOM) headquarters, but now serves general commercial uses.

The communications spire at the top of the tower serves as a lighthouse beacon for Lagos Harbor.

NECOM House has suffered two fire outbreaks since it was built. One in 1983 which caused considerable damage to the building, and the other in 2015 which affected the top of the building.

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The building is 520 feet (160 metres) tall and has 32 floors.

Photo Credit: Getty

 

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