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Old November 23rd, 2005, 11:29 PM   #21
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No. 1 Rissik:

-converted office tower
-now luxury condominiums, with underground parking, car dealership and offices

A high profile building situated at No. 1 Rissik Street, Johannesburg where the top 4 floors will be converted into upmarket apartments and opulent penthouses at a fraction of international prices. At No. 1 Rissik Street, expect innovation, luxury and top-of-the-line design that could be compared with the best the world has to offer. And then expect a bit more. Life at the top should not only have all the views and all the luxuries, it should also have the perfect location, the architecture and a promising vision.




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Old November 23rd, 2005, 11:56 PM   #22
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Telkom Joburg Tower:
-located in the Hillbrow neighbourhood in downtown/central Johannesburg; rises out of a dense area full of blocks of flats
-previously the Hillbrow Tower
-once house a rotating restaurant and boardrooms; closed to the public in 1981 due to fear of terrorist attack
-may be reopened to public soon
-was recently renamed, given new lighting, refurbished, etc.
-the CN TOWER of Johannesburg


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Old November 24th, 2005, 12:07 AM   #23
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Persam Place:

-second residential joint redevelopment in Johannesburg뭩 CBD by Old Mutual Properties and City Property Administration
-17 storey office block on the corner of Loveday and Bree streets
-192 apartments... 48 bachelor, 112 one-bedroomed and 32 two-bedroomed units
-Prospective retail tenants are being interviewed now.
-R32.8 million redevelopment
-being handled by Blackstone Projects

Plaza Place:

-R33m redevelopment of the New Plaza building at 150 Jeppe Street
-will create 211 apartments
-ready for occupation by early 2006

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Old November 24th, 2005, 02:42 AM   #24
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Shakespeare Place:




-11 storeys
-art deco
-luxury flats

Shakespeare Place is the first of many. Ten buildings, all bought and owned by Urban Ocean will transform the inner city of Johannesburg into a neighbourhood of unprecedented wealth and magnificence.

40 000m of fashion retail, restaurants, entertainment, health spas, apartments and upmarket office space will link together into a new-worldly vision of excellence, style, design and functionality with a projected completion in 2010, ready for the Soccer World Cup.

Shakespeare Place is groundbreaking, the first of the new wave, and therefore, it has the most potential of rising in value. It all makes sense. It is who you are. It is who you want to be. Become part of the city live where the action is. Live here.









Shakespeare Place is an old art-deco building... no newer images/renderings have been released yet.
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Old November 24th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #25
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Many New Parking Facilities for Johannesburg Inner City:

Earlier this year in Johannesburg, Liberty Life completed a 370- bay parking garage in Braamfontein (an inner-city suburb) for its staff. Also, about 1 860 bays are under construction in the Constitution Hill super-basement.

Also being built are:

-430 underground parking bays off Simmonds Street for Sappi staff and Civic Theatre patrons; n350 bays for the JD group in Braamfontein;
-A 1 012-bay parking facility for FNB at Bank City; n1 000 bays at the Standard Bank superblock;
-A 200-bay parking garage at 80 Marshall Street; and
-A new staff parking facility of 830 bays at the Absa campus

6 052 bays are under construction or have been completed at an overall cost of R30-million. In addition, new projects in Newtown that will start this year will have provision for parking for 500 cars while an R8-million contract has been awarded to convert disused railway sidings in Newtown into public parking.
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Its so great to see such progress in Jozi!!!...keep us updated please!
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Old November 24th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #27
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87 Commissioner:

NAME: 87 Commissioner St.
LOCATION: CBD, Downtown
STATUS: proposed
USE: Condos, boardrooms, decor shops, a large food emporium, street stalls,
cafes, etc.




The plan for a courtyard:

Another CBD building
gets a make over

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PARIS'S four-star Hotel Coste is coming to Commissioner Street in downtown Johannesburg - in the form of a lavish and lush food emporium to be created in the former banking hall of the First National Bank (FNB) building.

The building, on the corner of Commissioner and Harrison streets, was built in 1941 by architect Gordon Leith in the Fascist classicism style. It has been vacant since 2002, when the bank relocated to Bank City in Simmonds Street.

Three property developers, Brian Green, Peter Still and Mark Batchelor, have bought the building and intend turning the double-volume banking hall into a classy food emporium. You will be able to get deli, ice cream, coffee, freshly baked items and flowers, or relax at a bar or restaurant.

It will be reminiscent of the courtyard of the Hotel Coste, where diners sit below balconies of tumbling green foliage, interspersed with classical statues.

Like the hotel foyer, the new-look FNB building will have plants and creepers trailing over the edges of a mezzanine balcony, complemented by indoor plants on the floor of the hall.

This is the second development in which Green has been involved. He and Batchelor bought several buildings in Milpark, and turned them into office and retail space, calling it 44 Stanley Avenue.

That area has become a popular and very trendy place to meet, with several buzzing restaurants and bars, and dcor shops. Green planted a miniature olive grove in an open area, shading several boule courts.

Edged by marble columns, the marble-floored space in the bank will retain some of the features of its banking past - the counters in the centre will remain, to be incorporated into the emporium.

Tall windows on all four sides of the hall flood the area with light and give interesting views of surrounding buildings, several of which are almost 100 years old - the historic Rand Club, Victory House, the Standard Bank building, and the SA Reserve Bank building.

The second floor will be given over to commercial interests. There will be a wellness centre and boardrooms for rent. The lush greenery in the central well, hanging over the balconies, will break the greyness of the walls.

Six tall Corinthian columns stand guard over the building's faade, and a sandstone base runs around into Harrison Street. Originally built for Barclays Bank, it housed FNB for the past two decades.

The basement vaults will be removed and replaced with parking space for the residents who have snapped up the 23 flats, from the third floor to the seventh floor, Green says.

He and his partners have kept the two-storey penthouse apartments for themselves, and plan to install a splash pool. It will have great views of the city hall and the cenotaph in Beyers Naude Square, to the north. Decks will create another floor for these apartments.

The flats sold for R320 000 to R560 000, or about R4 000 per square metre as a shell, but including water, waste and electricity installations.

They all have parquet flooring, at present covered with industrial carpeting, and while some are south facing without sun, others have light streaming in all day. The central well, however, allows reflected sun to filter in from surrounding buildings, providing a "lovely soft light", Green says.

He expects these flats to be ready by the end of the year.

The sandstone exterior of the building will be cleaned, as will the pavements around the building, which the partners hope to fill with colourful street stalls.

The Corner House, a block away on the corner of Commissioner and Simmonds streets, is also undergoing renovation. Its 15 luxury loft apartments were sold very quickly once they hit the market.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 01:15 AM   #28
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Great thread, keep us all update
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Old November 25th, 2005, 03:32 AM   #29
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Thanks for the positive responses, guys

Our downtown boom has only just started since early summer, so stay tuned... I am pretty confident that we will see more... the property market in Johannesburg's CBD has been absolutely delicate for some time now... but if we all hope and pray, good things will continue to come forward, like they are now!

The S. African property news companies are saying good things... so let's hope it continues.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:19 AM   #30
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Wow, the interiors for a lot of the projects look very stylish, especially Shakespeare Place.
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