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Old November 25th, 2005, 03:33 AM   #21
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The folks in S.A. are thrilled about it.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #22
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not all folks in SA thryve... I dont like the fake tuscan look on a tower...but it is good height for the Sandton area...

and it does look much better in real life than in the pics...but still not incredibly special...the other high rises going up in Cape Town and Durban have more design cred than this one, which is a pity, for Sandton is an important place and hence should have good architecture...hopefully the Sandton Boulevard will be built...cos those towers appear to be much better.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 04:08 PM   #23
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So this is the tallest building UC in South Africa right now?
It is now complete. The Tallest building u/c is either San Raphael at 35F in Durban, or Pearl Dawn in Umhlanga 29F (but massive spire) both over 135m.

Pearl Sky, part of the Pearls of Umhlanga complex (25km north of Durban) will be the tallest u/c when it starts, but that is only next year. its 44F.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 09:45 PM   #24
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Iy's ok. I guess Sandton is where well-off whites are moving into to feel safer, is that right?
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Old December 13th, 2005, 10:28 AM   #25
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I think it's cool and classic.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 10:00 PM   #26
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Sandton is the new CBD of Johannesburg. That is where all the major firms have their headquarters in Joburg. And mate its not whites moving there to feel safer, all races move around...its a class thing more than a race thing
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Old December 14th, 2005, 02:01 AM   #27
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The Carlton centre in Jhb (50 storey) is Africa's tallest building.
Yeah, SA developers, especially in Joburg, have gone bonkers with this "nova toscana" designs. It could be seen in many new buildings across the country. Really not cool. For houses, yes, but definitely not for towers. Overdressed wedding cakes!
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