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Old December 14th, 2015, 05:59 PM   #21
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Love the crown, very elegant. Yay Nairobi!
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Old December 14th, 2015, 06:53 PM   #22
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Finally gotten the thread moved

Anyway new times for Nairobi
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Old December 14th, 2015, 07:25 PM   #23
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What is going to be housed in these buildings, and what is the impetus for building a super tall in Nairobi?

I know that Kenya is probably the strongest economy in East Africa, but is the demand there? Or is this more of a prestige type thing? I'm curious what the GDP there is. Does anyone know what the income inequality is in Nairobi?

I know here in the West we are pretty much forcefed African poverty. It's good to see the other side of the equation.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #24
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Google Is ur friend look for answers there.Thankyou
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Old December 14th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #25
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I can't wait to see the rise of Nairobi, so much potential in many african cities,slaaayy
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Old December 14th, 2015, 08:01 PM   #26
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Well what an helpful comment. Instead of wasting space with this comment, why not actually respond since you LIVE there? I'm genuinely curious. I did some wikipedia-ing, and see that Nairobi is home to many multi-national corporations, and has pockets of enormous wealth. Still, my question wasn't answered related to income inequality, and if Nairobi is similar to Lagos, with a very wealthy (and small center) surrounded by large patches of lower-density slums.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 08:03 PM   #27
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What is going to be housed in these buildings, and what is the impetus for building a super tall in Nairobi?

I know that Kenya is probably the strongest economy in East Africa, but is the demand there? Or is this more of a prestige type thing? I'm curious what the GDP there is. Does anyone know what the income inequality is in Nairobi?

I know here in the West we are pretty much forcefed African poverty. It's good to see the other side of the equation.
Its true people are really forcefed about the negatives in Africa, thats why people in Nairobi watch Chinese news they are less biased about the economic situation. Seriously a station like CNN is all about poverty, famine, hunger or civil war when it comes to Africa.

Anyway if Dubai is in a desert and still has potential, why should people ask questions when it comes to Africa.

Just so u know Kenya is a middle income nation and is not part of the Least Developed Countries. Economically the situation is good, growth is getting better.

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GDP PPP 2015 US$ 142.742 billion comparable to New Zealand

Population: 46 million thats more people than Argentina, Canada, Ukraine and about the same population as Spain, Colombia
Tower 1 will be an office building, tower 2 a hotel or mixed used
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Old December 14th, 2015, 08:14 PM   #28
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Well what an helpful comment. Instead of wasting space with this comment, why not actually respond since you LIVE there? I'm genuinely curious. I did some wikipedia-ing, and see that Nairobi is home to many multi-national corporations, and has pockets of enormous wealth. Still, my question wasn't answered related to income inequality, and if Nairobi is similar to Lagos, with a very wealthy (and small center) surrounded by large patches of lower-density slums.
Since when did anyone decide for what to Or not to be posted Here,its ur insensitive thinking of africa makes me answer to you,and still,do proper research.dont just google for the sake of it,fui Wikipedia aint calling "getting helpful info"
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Old December 14th, 2015, 08:14 PM   #29
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The 20 Fastest-Growing Economies This Year

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Kenyan GDP growth 2014: 5.3%
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Old December 14th, 2015, 08:17 PM   #30
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There is huge inequality gap in Nairobi.There is a slum next to almost every wealthy neighbourhood.The supertall will have grade A offices of which there is a shortage especially with the many multinationals entering the country and there will be retail space on the lower floors of which there has been huge growth in the number of malls and there is still great demand for retail space.The skyscraper will be hotel+residences with the number of hotels increasing with increase in business travellers and also demand for luxury homes
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Old December 14th, 2015, 08:21 PM   #31
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Anyway can we stick to hass towers News,not inequality Or gdp ,i think we have respective threads for that
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Old December 14th, 2015, 09:06 PM   #32
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There is huge inequality gap in Nairobi.There is a slum next to almost every wealthy neighbourhood.The supertall will have grade A offices of which there is a shortage especially with the many multinationals entering the country and there will be retail space on the lower floors of which there has been huge growth in the number of malls and there is still great demand for retail space.The skyscraper will be hotel+residences with the number of hotels increasing with increase in business travellers and also demand for luxury homes
Thanks. This did a good job of answering my question. Much appreciated and congrats to the city for getting the continent's tallest.
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Old December 15th, 2015, 08:01 AM   #33
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What is going to be housed in these buildings, and what is the impetus for building a super tall in Nairobi?

I know that Kenya is probably the strongest economy in East Africa, but is the demand there? Or is this more of a prestige type thing? I'm curious what the GDP there is. Does anyone know what the income inequality is in Nairobi?

I know here in the West we are pretty much forcefed African poverty. It's good to see the other side of the equation.
So now i see your frivolous,tainted,flawed and skewed perceptions about Africa,let alone Nairobi are being unmasked.Africa of today is no longer what used to be during the pre cambrian era of "your dreaming".Know that Nairobi is the economic muscle of East & Central Africa.Hardly a month passes without any major multinational corporation setting up headquarters in the capital of Nairobi and thats why you see the need for grade A offices being erected in the city.Its stature as a safari destination of the world must be maintained as recently voted by the Oscars.
The 66 storey is an office tower
The 40 storey is hotel with other retail facility in the project.
We all know that there is a soft rotten underbelly in your postings here but just keep calm and love development on every continent.Cheers.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #35
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I've been to Nairobi twice - the first time in 2010 and the second time this year in January. It's amazing how much it changed. It is much cleaner now with developments everywhere. I really hope this will continue and there are strong indications that it will

Awesome tower for Nairobi, nevertheless, the name "Hass Tower" sounds really arkward for a German (in German it would mean Hate Tower )
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Old December 18th, 2015, 04:35 PM   #36
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Nice, can't wait to see these towers rise!!
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Ongoing excavations. And it looks like they have increased the pace.
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This project reminds me a lot of the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. I can't be the only one

Great towers though I am glad that the supertall boom finally reached Africa

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Old January 25th, 2016, 06:18 AM   #39
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Cool. When finished, every continent has a supertall.
10 years ago, only North America and Asia had them.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 09:48 PM   #40
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These buildings are pretty cool looking, well done Kenya.

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Cool. When finished, every continent has a supertall.
10 years ago, only North America and Asia had them.
Except now I think "supertall" = >400 meters, although 300 meters is still a pretty tall building, especially in a part of the world where there aren't really any.
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