NECOM House (formerly NITEL Tower and before that, the NET Building) is a skyscraper located in Lagos. The 32-story building was completed in 1979, and houses the headquarters of NITEL.[1] The communications spire at the top of the tower serves as a lighthouse beacon for Lagos Harbour. The building is constructed of concrete. The building was the tallest in West Africa at the time of completion.[1]

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NECOM Building
Record height
Tallest in West Africa from 1979 to present[I]
Preceded byCocoa House
General information
LocationMarina, Lagos Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Coordinates6°26′46″N 3°23′51″E / 6.4462161°N 3.3975961°E / 6.4462161; 3.3975961Coordinates: 6°26′46″N 3°23′51″E / 6.4462161°N 3.3975961°E / 6.4462161; 3.3975961
Roof525 ft (160 m)
Technical details
Floor count32[1]
Design and construction
Architect(s)Nickson Borys & Partners
Structural engineerOscar Faber & Partners in association with Obi Obembe & Associates
Main contractorCostain Group


Necom House has suffered two fires since it was built; one in 1983[2] which caused considerable damage to the building, and the other in 2015[3] which affected the top of the building.



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  1. ^ a b c d "NECOM House". SkyscraperPage.
  2. ^ Cowell, A. (13 February 1983). "A skyscaper [sic] fire in Lagos causes pangs of conscience". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Ezeobi, C. (9 December 2015). "Nigeria: Fire Guts Top Floor of 35-Storey NECOM House in Lagos".

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