Top 7 Most Expensive Buildings in Africa

Numerous African countries are drawing in investments from everywhere throughout the world. A few urban areas in these countries have costly buildings.

These costly and extravagant buildings look creative on the outside and the inside. Here is a short overview of the top 7 most costly buildings in Africa.

7) Hilton Durban – $61 Million

Hilton Durban is situated near the international convention center in Durban, South Africa. This luxurious building is a landmark in the city.



6) Michelangelo Towers – $64 Million

This expensive hotel building is sitauted in Sandton, South Africa. This spectacular hotel has accommodated celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.


5) The Pearls of Umhlanga – $138 Million

Located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Pearls of Umhlanga has a 31-floors and is Dubai-style expensive residential and retail project. It is located on the beachfront between the Cabana Beach resort and 5-star Beverley Hills Hotel . The first of three phases to this project was sold out just within six weeks, bringing about investment of almost $34 million.



4) Portside Tower – $138 Million

The Portside Tower is the tallest building in Cape Town, South Africa. This skyscraper is co-owned by Old Mutual and FirstRand Bank . Its construction began on August 12, 2011 and was finished in 2014. It is designed to use low energy technology and is the first magnificent building in the country to use almost LED lighting only.




3) Corinthia Hotel Tripoli – $152 Million

This skyscraper is a 5-star hotel situated in Tripoli, Libya, the Corinthia Hotel Tripoli (Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel) and is located in the heart of the city, close to the central business district. It was opened in 2003 by the Shukri Ghanem, then prime minister of Libya. The hotel is managed by the Maltese Corinthia Hotels International.



2) AU Conference Center and Office Complex – $200 Million

Located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopa, this building is the headquarters of the African Union (AU). The major building is 99.9 meters tall. The Chinese government  funded the construction costs. It is presently the tallest building in Addis Ababa.

AU Conference Center and Office Complex

AU Conference Center and Office Complex

1) Bibliotheca Alexandrina – $220 Million

Bibliotheca Alexandria is a major library and cultural center situated in Alexandria in Egypt. It is on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The library contains shelf space for 8 million books. The main reading room is made up of 70,000 square meters on eleven cascading levels.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Bibliotheca Alexandrina


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