Yesterday President Uhuru officially launched the construction of Pinnacle Tower and laid the first foundation on it.
Standing at 320m, the Pinnacle will be Africa’s tallest skyscraper when complete, standing nearly 100 metres taller than the current tallest building in Africa – Carlton Centre in South Africa.
The Pinnacle will comprise of two towers, the shorter one primarily housing Hilton Hotel, and the taller one mixing commercial office, luxury apartments and a 3-storey shopping mall.
President Uhuru cited this development as a sign of the growing tourism industry, calling it a big boost. “Your choice to invest in Kenya is, indeed, a clear vote of confidence in the policy reforms we have been implementing in the recent past to make Kenya attractive and competitive and to reposition our tourism sector,” said the President.
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