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Old August 5th, 2005, 04:39 AM   #1
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*Never built* #Moyeni - Residential - 27F - Durban CBD




NAME: Moyeni tower
LOCATION: CBD
STATUS: U/C
FLOORS: 27
HEIGHT: 100m/ 328 ft.
USE: Residential

The Moyeni tower is an apartment complex that is now about 60% sold out. It recently had its design changed for the good, and it shows the effect of other towers in Durban on developers' minds- a good trend to see in a city that will soon be full of new highrise development.

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Old August 5th, 2005, 10:26 AM   #2
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love this new design for the building, it will be the best looker on the beachfront, pity that it is tucked behind other buildings tho and not standing proudly on its own...but its a great looker now
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Old August 19th, 2005, 05:30 AM   #3
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we need some pics of construction
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Old August 19th, 2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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its just fenced off at the mo
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 08:01 PM   #5
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and still not much goes on with this one! wonder whats happening
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 09:18 PM   #6
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Dysan,

I googled this one but couldn't find anything. I doubt that it's going forward. The other big developments in Durban as elsewhere have a website but this one I can't find any info on.

I think it more likely has been canned because of rapidly rising building costs just as the Sandhurst Towers and the Sandown Isle in Sandton were canned in May this year for the same reasons.

We may have to wait on this one given the frothy real estate market in SA at the moment.
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 09:28 PM   #7
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its not canned cos i have friends who have bought in it! just think that it is like san raphael and taking a long time to progress. dont forget that it was the last one to be released, was only released in feb this year, so will prob start later than the others...maybe early next year. there are still ads in the paper for it, and sales are through Remax, so is still on the go
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Old November 3rd, 2005, 09:52 PM   #8
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Sleek, international look... but the massing isn't too good.. for example, there should be a podium, or some way for it to better connect to the street/ connect with the pedestrians. We will see more of this, though
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Old November 4th, 2005, 12:49 AM   #9
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A nice sleek design. More highrises, please!
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Old November 4th, 2005, 03:46 PM   #10
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spire/thryve... its 27F
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Old November 4th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #11
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where is it? I heard it is the nasty area just behind south beach? Who the hell would want to live there when there are so many AWSOME places in Durban to live.
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Old November 4th, 2005, 07:53 PM   #12
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its cos they are part of the regeneration of the area. In location, it is right next to the HI Garden Court South Beach...not the best area, but the area is getting new street work done, and the beach in front is being totally done up (it was the old sea world site in front)

Not so good now, but will be better in 3 years or so. The units are very cheap in this building! thats why its done well
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Old November 5th, 2005, 06:38 AM   #13
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not every building needs a podium to justify its massing. In a contact where a tower is visable from many view corridors it might work but in a heavy dense area such as this a slim tower rising staright from the ground plane works well
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Old November 5th, 2005, 11:04 AM   #14
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i think that its interaction with streetscape is important. i personally dont like podiums. the one on the hilton cuts it off from everything. buildings need to connect to thier environment
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Old November 5th, 2005, 02:48 PM   #15
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where is south beach? it says durban cbd as the title of the thread ,
oh and is it possible to view the whole durban skyline point ,cbd and umhlanga for example like joburg cbd to sandton
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Old November 5th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #16
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umhlanga is a bit too far away to see it all in one. its a good 20-25km north
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Quote:
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i think that its interaction with streetscape is important. i personally dont like podiums. the one on the hilton cuts it off from everything. buildings need to connect to thier environment
Okay.. To me, a building can connect to its environment/ to pedestrians and people on the street via a podium... you don't see the ground in the skyline shot anyway, so the building will still blend in like any tower without a podium would. It just meets the ground so abruptly.

But, I am glad to see that the area is being rejuvenated/ money being put into areas that aren't doing so well.

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Old November 5th, 2005, 11:35 PM   #18
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Oh, and by the way

I really appreciate the simplicity of the design... I think it will stay good over time because of it's timelessness.... you know what? If the architect had just capped off the top with some sort of 'hat', or like a boardroom area on top or just a glass mechanical room, (many condo towers elsewhere do this), it would be a nice finish for the design.. no podium needed

Like this...


Note: excuse the crappy MS Paint drawing... I made it quickly
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Old November 6th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #19
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Old design, and strange..
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Old November 6th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #20
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If by 'old design' you mean not very modern, I agree. oh well
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