The 10 Tallest Buildings in Ghana 2020

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Skyscrapers are very common in the United States of America and Asia. The tallest building in the world currently is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai with 163 floors (828 m) followed by the Shanghai Tower (632 m) in China with 121 floors.

In Africa, the tallest tower (minaret) is the Great Mosque of Algiers (270m) while the tallest buildings in Africa include the Carlton Centre in South Africa (233m), the Britam Tower in Kenya (200m) and the Ponte City Apartments (173m) also in Johannesburg, South Africa.

What are the tallest buildings in Ghana? Read on for the 10 tallest buildings in Ghana.

List of the 10 tallest building in Ghana

  • Alto – 92m
  • Azure – 71m
  • SSNIT Tower Block -60m
  • Mirage Residence – 57m
  • Exim Bank – 57m
  • Heritage Towers – 57m
  • Octagon – 53m
  • Ridge towers – 53m
  • Atlantic Towers – 50m
  • Cal Bank Towers – 50m

1. Alto (Villagio Vistas)

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Built by Trasacco Estates Development Company, this trio of buildings are a prominent feature of Accra’s skyline and are some of the most luxurious residential facilities in Ghana. The Villagio Vistas Alto is currently the tallest residential facility in Ghana at 27 floors and an estimated height of 93 metres. That is about the length of a football field. The yellow building is the newest addition to the Villagio Vista. This residential facility is also managed by Trasacco Estates. Take a look at this stunning footage of the tallest building in Ghana.

2. Azure (Villagio Vistas)tallest building in Ghana

Azure is also built by Trasacco Estates Development Company and is located on the same premise as the tallest building in Ghana. The Azure is the red coloured building with an estimated height of 71 metres. It stands as the second tallest building in Ghana, right next to the tallest. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

3. World Trade Centretallest building in Accra

The World Trade Centre is one of the tallest buildings in Ghana with an estimated height of 60 metres. It is located at the heart of Accra in the central Accra district, opposite the National Theatre. This building has 14 floors and is one of the Tallest in Ghana. The World Trade Centre is most likely the tallest commercial building in Ghana.

4. Mirage Residencetallest building in Ghana

This breathtaking residential apartment building is one of the tallest in Ghana. There are about 14 floors and its height is estimated to be 57 metres high. The building has a very nice view from the top as it overlooks the airport and other interesting sights of Accra.

5. Exim Banktallest building in Ghana

This tower is a new addition to the Ghanaian skyline and has rightfully earned its place with an estimated height of 57 metres. You can catch a very nice view from the top of the building.

6. Heritage Towers

Heritage Tower Ghana's tallest buildings.Heritage Towers, Accra. Photo via Cityspace Ghana.

The Heritage Towers is a 16-storey commercial office space located at the Ambassadorial Enclave in Ridge. It houses commercial and financial institutions like the United Bank for Africa’s head office. The Heritage tower stands at a height of approximately 57 metres.

7. The Octagon

Night time picture of The Octagon, Accra, one of Ghana's tallest buildings.
The Octagon, Accra. Image via SkyscraperCity.com

The Octagon sits snuggly in the heart of Accra’s Central Business District. It’s a 12-storey retail-office complex, housing office suites, co-working spaces as well as serviced hotel apartments. This ultra-modern commercial project has been touted as the first with a helipad in Ghana. Its total height is estimated at around 53 metres.

8. Ridge Towers

Ridge Towers in Accra, one of Ghana's tallest buildings.Ridge Towers, Accra. Image via GHloaded.com

This 15 storey was built in 2005 and it is located in the Central Business District of Accra. It houses financial institutions and other businesses. The estimated height of this tower is 53 metres.

9. Atlantic TowersAtlantic Tower. Image via Akka Kappa Ghana

The Atlantic Towers located at Airport City is a 15-storey, 50-metre high complexearning it a comfortable spot on this list of tallest buildings in Ghana. Atlantic Towers is a Grade A corporate office development that offers prime lettable office and commercial space for all kinds of businesses.

10. Cal Bank Towers

cal bank tower

The Cal Bank Tower stands at 50 metres tall and overlooks many buildings around it. This is a corporate building with many floors. The building takes up a sizable amount of real estate and is situated in the heart of the capital Accra.

Other worthy mentions

  • Standard Chartered Bank – 50m
  • Ecobank HQ – 50m
  • Aqua (Villagio Vistas) – 50m
  • Cedi House – 50m
  • Chateau Towers A – 46m
  • Premier Towers – 46m
  • XGI Building – 43m
  • One Airport Square – 41m

Accra is growing rapidly and with it the rise in the number of high-rises. It is interesting to note that a number of “plans” have been proposed to build even taller buildings such as the 73-storey Hope City, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Labadi and the Accra Twin Towers among many. Did we miss any of the tallest building in Ghana? Kindly tell us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Image Credits: Edmund Smith Asante / Nana Osei Kwame / JLL Africa / Trasacco Estates Development Company / Cityspace Ghana / Akka Kappa / Aero Shutter

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