Tanzania Property Developers 'Battle for the Sky'

Tanzania skyscrapers competition has intensified after developers considering going vertical and not horizontal. 
 
The tallest buildings by the end of this year is expected to have 40 floors and measured over 160meters.

The building, currently at finishing levels, towered all buildings is named after its owner, Tanzania Port Authority (TPA). 
 
At the moment the tallest building record is held by PSPF Commercial Twin Towers, which has 35 floors and measured at 147m.

The PSPF Twin Tower, which is almost opposite TPA Tower, was inaugurated this week by President Jakaya Kikwete. 
 
This means by the end of this year the list of buildings which are above 70m are going to be eight compared to 19 in Nairobi, Kenya, which are led by UAP Tower that has 163m and 33 floors.

Most of tallest buildings in this country are in Dar es Salaam central business district. 
 
The third towering building is RITA Tower measured at 123m with 30 floors, which is similar to Millennium Tower at Kijitonyama. 
 
The fourth on the list is Uhuru Heights towered 102.6m with 27 floors.

The fifth is PSPF Golden Jubilee Towers measured at 103.2 The sixth on the list is the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) building dubbed Umoja wa Vijana Complex that stands at 102.5m and 25 floors.

The seventh is Bank of Tanzania Twin Tower measured at 100m with just 20 floors. 
 
The eighths is Samora Tower at 94.3m and 23 floors. The last two are Viva Tower and Mafuta House both with 75.34m and 21 floors. 
 
Since 1973, the tallest skyscraper in Africa has been Johannesburg's Carlton Centre, which stands 223m tall.

However, several taller buildings are proposed. In the world, the tallest artificial structure is Burj Khalifa at 829.8 m in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 
 
It got its title in 2010. Due to the disagreements over how to measure height and classify structures, engineers have created various definitions for categories of buildings and other structures.

One measure includes the absolute height of a building, another includes only spires and other permanent architectural features, but not antennas.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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