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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:05 AM   #1
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DURBAN | Pearls of Umhlanga | 183m | 44 fl | 152m | 31 fl | T/O | 119m | 26 fl | Pro

The Pearls of Umhlanga
Umhlanga, Durban

NAME: Pearls of Umhlanga
LOCATION: Umhlanga, Durban - South Africa
STATUS: approved and U/C
FLOORS: 44F (183m), 31F (152m), 26F (119m), 12F, 5F
HEIGHT: TBA
USE: Mixed Use (Residential, Hotel, Retail and Spa)

378 Apartments priced from R1,9m ($271 000) to R22m ($3,14m)













The Pearl Breeze Tower is at 19F, with 7F to go.





Here u can see the nearly completed Pearl Tides buildings and the completed Pearl Reef. With work on the pier in the foreground

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Old April 9th, 2007, 06:43 AM   #2
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Wow, that's pretty nice complex indeed, nice to see such interesting project in Durban
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Old April 9th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #3
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Nice and unexpected.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #4
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unexpected how?
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Old April 10th, 2007, 12:25 AM   #5
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How far is Umhlanga from Durban?
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Umhlanga is a suburb of Durban and is the second largest cbd in the city. Umhlanga is however broken into 2 parts. Umhlanga Rocks (or the village), which is the original part of the holiday town. And the Umhlanga Ridge, which is over 1million m2 in extent and did not exist before 1996. Central Umhlanga to central Durban is 20km.

This picture shows Durban in the distance.


It is the richest area in the city and home to a large collection of international companies that have moved from central durban. Umhlanga's property prices are also on average the highest in the city
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Old April 10th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #7
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This thread is all about the developments of the new town centre in umhlanga which altering the view of city life in 21st century -

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=251909

This one is the sea side component of the NTC development and has sweeping coastal views and major international investment.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=384334


And this thread provides links to almost every development listed on the South African forums. Many great ones in there and easy to find.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=384655
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #8
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unexpected how?
I didn't know this city (only the name and location, nothing about), so it was surprising to see some nice tower devellopment here. Good work, location is great to devellop an amazing city. Keep it green!
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Old April 11th, 2007, 04:15 AM   #9
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Durban is a Hotspot, you've got to be joking

Hey Dysan, what is the height of S.Africa's tallest building, will the 183m tower come at least 50m of the tallest buidling?
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Old April 11th, 2007, 11:28 AM   #10
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How far is Umhlanga from Durban?
Nightsky , any chance of drawings these for us on ssp?
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Old April 11th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #11
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huh? dissing Durbs?

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Hey Dysan, what is the height of S.Africa's tallest building, will the 183m tower come at least 50m of the tallest buidling?
The Carlton Centre in Joburg is SA's tallest at like 225m or something. That correct giles?
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Old April 12th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #12
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So it comes within 50 metres
The carlton centre will soon be dethroned at this rate
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Old April 12th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #13
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An attractive group of buildings that will only add to Durban's already gorgeous skyline.
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So it comes within 50 metres
The carlton centre will soon be dethroned at this rate
Carlton is 222m but SA does not have apropensity for high rise developments as there is loads of land and due to decentrilisation over the past 25 years the CBDs have suffered serious high rise efforts. However there is a change and we see more perticular residential towers going up but it will never be a sydney/brissie/dubai etc and is more like a Perth/San Diego/ phoenix type place where towers happen when they happen but there is no major driver for them and deffinatly no need to go over 200m when 2 100m towers will do
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Old April 12th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #15
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yeah i agree. But i think in demand areas like Umhlanga and the central durban area, mainly Vic Embankment and the Point will encourage a greater number of towers as the two areas merge. similar, on a lesser degree around the icc. But no, i dont forsee anthing over 200m for a good 10years. I'd be pleasantly surprised tho if that did happen. Bet you wont get many in joburg or cape town. high rise development seems to focus on durban
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Update on Pearl Breeze (the shortest tower) has 3F and the glass dome and spire to go

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Looking good. Go Durban!
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Good design!The views from the top floors must be fantastic!
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work on the second tower, 31F has started
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Here's a long overdue update on the project.

The first of taller towers (Pearl Breeze) is nearing completion. Work on Pearl Dawn has started and it is now rising.











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