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Old July 30th, 2005, 11:13 PM   #1
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CAPE TOWN: Hotel Eurocape (Part 1)

I will be posting all articles that mention this hotel block, as well as all information/facts and photos. Although this won't be a very tall tower, it will be a very exciting and unique project, as a new glass building will tie together a few older, stone buildings.

HOTEL EUROCAPE- CBD





NAME: Sofitel Cape Town
LOCATION: CBD
STATUS: U/C
FLOORS: 18
HEIGHT: n/a
USE: Hotel

"...the old intertwined with the new in a landmark development."

An old world luxury hotel is to be developed in the landmark Old Reserve Bank building, the Board of Executors building and the old Cape of Good Hope Bank building. The hotel will include world-class gourmet dining, cocktail lounges and bars, 24-hour concierge, full room service and housekeeping, business conference facilities as well as stylish and select international retail opportunities. It will also have access to a health and beauty spa, a swimming pool, gym and wellness centre.

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Old August 11th, 2005, 03:25 AM   #2
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Old August 11th, 2005, 11:32 PM   #3
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I guess a building has to be more than twenty storeys tall to get any attention around here.

Shame- don't other people find that sometimes (actually, often) midrise to lowrise projects can be even more fascinating than others?
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Old August 16th, 2005, 06:06 AM   #4
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Capetown is a place I would love to visit someday. However, that building is bulky & ugly, sorry....
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Old August 16th, 2005, 06:18 AM   #5
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Look @ the red-outlined rendering with light blue glass... I think it looks cleanlined and non-bulky there lol...

maybe you still think so haha
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Old August 16th, 2005, 04:31 PM   #6
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i think the give away is in the forum name SKYSCRAPERcity.com not prettyarchitectureforum.com
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Old August 16th, 2005, 06:10 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Capetown is a place I would love to visit someday. However, that building is bulky & ugly, sorry....
I agree. Cape Town seriously lack tall buildings. The new buildings that are being erected nowadays, are all half-hearted attempts and such sorry excuses for impressive buildings. I mean, most of the city's buildings cannot even be described as skyscrapers!
I love my city, but please guys... wake up and give the city something tall and really awesome!
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Old August 18th, 2005, 12:44 AM   #8
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i think the give away is in the forum name SKYSCRAPERcity.com not prettyarchitectureforum.com
Another immature forumer who thinks that skyscrapers make a city... I post developments (including ones like this) for everyone's sake. I could care less if people like it, and it is up to them.

However, many of the interesting projects aren't really tall. The construction process and inclusion of a few older buildings should yield some interesting photos, articles, and possibly discussion.

There are many SSCers who care about more than just height...

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