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Old April 24th, 2010, 07:28 AM   #121
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wow the bridge is more spectacular than the building
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Old May 7th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #123
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There's actually another bridge that looks more like Moses' arch in Century City. It links Canal Walk with Knightsbridge on the N1-side of Century City. I'll see if I can grab a photo sometime.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 11:39 PM   #124
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Knife opens in Century City

Knife, a sister restaurant to the hugely successful Fork restaurant in Long Street, Cape Town opens in the iconic Crystal Towers development in June.

Knife invites you to enjoy their international themed restaurant and experience their signature smoked meats and a variety of other mouthwatering dishes. Knife offers a relaxed but stylishly cosmopolitan ambiance with the casual dark wood interiors highlighted by exposed brick walls. The bar carries the international theme, embracing it with wooden tops and a relaxed ambience that accommodates the whole family.

Knife opens in June, daily from 11:00am to 23:00 pm and also for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 15:00pm when you will be entertained by live entertainment.

For more information contact us on (021) 551 5000, email info@knife-restaurants.co.za or go to www.knife-restaurants.co.za

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Old June 17th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #125
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Old July 19th, 2010, 12:58 PM   #126
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The pedestrian bridge seems near complete. They've got a few cables hanging from the arch, but otherwise it looks about done from what I can see.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #127
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century city has the urban feel of Umhlungsa gateway area and Jozis Melrose arch
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:19 PM   #128
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Seems this one is done and dusted:

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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:46 PM   #129
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century city has the urban feel of Umhlungsa gateway area and Jozis Melrose arch
Not for me. There is more vibe in Umhlanga and Melrose Arch is more urban and sophisticated.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 04:03 PM   #130
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GOLD AWARD FOR CRYSTAL TOWERS BOARDWALK AND JETTIES



Town & Country Projects has received a Gold Award from the Timberframe Builders Association for the construction of an external boardwalk and five jetties at the mega Crystal Towers development at Century City.

This is the second award Town & Country Projects has received for projects it has undertaken at Century City since the awards were implemented in 2006.

In 2007 it received a bronze award for an external boardwalk at Bougain Villas which last year also received a SAPOA Award for Excellence as the top residential development in South Africa.

Planning Partners received a parallel award for the design of the external boardwalk at Bougain Villas, and also, along with joint designers Vivid Architects, for the Crystal Towers project.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 07:46 PM   #131
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At a conference here, quite nice. A bit kitsch inside but nice outside areas, nice views of the bridge, decent conference rooms.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #132
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By Sebastian J — Filed under: Hotels and Restaurants ,Mixed Use ,Office Buildings ,Residential ,Structures , Cape Town, South Africa, Vivid Architects

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South Africa-based Vivid Architects shared with us their project “Crystal Towers”. The development comprises a 5 star hotel, 90 luxury residences, a standalone office building, and a 80m steel suspension foot bridge. More images after the break.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #133
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Construction on the pedestrian bridge has been completed as of the 4th, and took around 9 months.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:47 PM   #134
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went for a walk here today. towers are pretty. But the walkways are bland. Noone walking (on account of weather). not for me.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #135
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Old January 10th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #136
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Old January 11th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #137
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Old March 15th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #138
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Officially Cape Town's World Trade Centre:

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16 Mar 2011: World Trade Center Comes To Cape Town

Cape Town is set to be the launch pad for a sub-Saharan African initiative to accommodate and expand trade with the rest of the world.

This follows a private sector initiative by top business executives from 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to establish a number of World Trade Centers on the continent. As such, Cape Town has become the first city in Africa to give rise to the process.

According to Julius Steyn, CEO of the World Trade Center Africa, the first foundation for these African World Trade Centers was already laid in Cape Town and they are now ready to start doing business in all earnest.

Introducing the World Trade Center Cape Town to the media at Century City, he said that it all revolves around stimulating trade in Africa.

Research indicates that the compounded growth rate of sub-Saharan Africa will amount to 4% per year from 2011 to 2020, which will add about $2,8 trillion to the region in value. The centers aim to facilitate up to 1% of this growth within five years, which will amount to about $70 billion. This will be three times more than the annual donations made by the G8 countries to Africa and 16% more than what is needed to eliminate poverty.

“A World Trade Center basically consists of a building wherein all business and trade activities of different countries are assembled to promote trade between private sector entities.

“Such a center is completely neutral to politics and rests on the principle that people want to do business in a face-to-face manner. It is a process that cannot be fully accommodated by e-commerce.

“For Cape Town this will mean that local business people can make contact with overseas colleagues on home ground, while foreign business people can in turn acquire local contacts,” Steyn said.

A World Trade Center consists basically of three components, of which the first relates to the travel arrangements of people intent on trade between countries. This consists mainly of trade missions where contact is established between specific people. A World Trade Center provides the infrastructure to accommodate this process.

Secondly, a World Trade Center offers business people the opportunity to showcase their products. With what is planned for Africa, the continent will be in a position to showcase its products as part of the World Trade Center network in more than 300 cities worldwide.

Steyn emphasised that the World Trade Center is complementary to efforts by government and semi-government organisations to promote trade. Because it is a private sector initiative however, the center is able to provide for greater volumes in trade and is more commercial in nature. Any business entity can participate in the center’s business activities.

The third component consists of facilitating the trade process. This relates mainly to the physical conclusion of transactions between clients of trade centers, which can comprise the facilitation of a simple transaction between two parties to more complex transactions where financing of the respective transaction is involved.

Also of great value for business people is the market research shared real-time between centers and which is made available to clients of such a center. This information is usually not older than 24 hours and contains, for example, all the trade agreements between countries worldwide. It consists of some 22 000 trade contracts between countries whereby more than 20 000 line-items are involved.

This type of information helps executives to establish trouble-free transactions and to avoid problems that may arise from sundry trade requirements that may have fines involved.

“With the establishment of a World Trade Center in Cape Town an effort has begun to bring together the private sectors, with the support of their governments, in a politically neutral way of 13 sub-Saharan countries in the SADEC and NEPAD regions to establish a trade block with the rest of the world,” Steyn said.

The countries involved are South Africa, Botswana, DRC, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and the Republic of Djibouti.

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Old April 21st, 2012, 10:57 AM   #139
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Century City residential penthouse apartment sold for R13,5 million
Posted on April 20, 2012 by Natasha

Residential property prices at Century City have broken new ground with the sale this month of a four bedroom furnished penthouse apartment in Crystal Towers to a foreign buyer for R13,5 million.

Prior to this the highest price achieved for a property was for a freestanding home on a double plot in Waterstone Isles which sold for R10 million late last year. Before that the highest prices achieved were for two Crystal Towers three bedroom apartments which sold for R8,2 million each. Testament to the wide variety of homes on offer at Century City is that the average selling price is normally around R1,5 million to R2 million, with entry level being around the R1million mark.

The 400 square metre Crystal Towers apartment which sold for R13,5 million comprises four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two lounges, kitchen and scullery, an outdoor entertainment area with built in braai and jacuzzi, three parking bays and a storeroom. The two level north facing apartment boasts panoramic views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Robben Island and Durbanville Hills.

Allen Usher of Property World, the official on site agents at Century City, said these sales had help boost total sales at Century City by them to just under R260 million since the start of the current financial year on July 1 last year. In March alone Property World had secured nine development sales (excluding the R13,5 million penthouse) and six resales for a total value of R24,5 million which was a marked improvement on March 2011 when they notched up 11 sales for a total of R18million.

He said with the sale of the top penthouse apartment there were now only 10 apartments out of 92 left for sale in Crystal Towers. These comprise eight two bedroom apartments priced at around R3,5 million each, a three bedroom, furnished penthouse at R7,5million and a one bedroom, furnished penthouse at R3,4million.

Sales had also gone strongly in their development Quayside where only 18 units out of 63 remain to be sold at prices of around R1,5 million with transfer scheduled for end of next year offering exceptional value for money.

For further information visit the Quayside fully furnished showhouse or contact Property World on 021 5550105.

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