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Old March 20th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #101
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Old March 20th, 2009, 12:12 PM   #102
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Restorations

The FRANKLIN. Ernest and Young once occupied this 19floor structure, untill the capital flight to the north gained impetus. It was left mothballed. Today, it is under reconstruction as an apartment building.


These old shopfronts are part of the Franklin Retail development


The Franklin in the middle, with 11 Diagonal street to the right (a major bank recently moved into this 20floor diamond building). On the left is the old Johannesburg Stock Exchange. It also moved to Sandton in 1999.




Another bank putting up extra offices, parking and retail.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 12:14 PM   #103
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The turbine hall. Part of the old power station. in 2002 it was derelict, today it is home to AngloAshanti's head office, and an exibition space






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Old March 20th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #104
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The Library facade


Gauteng Government legislature


Classical facades



Neglected facades

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Old March 20th, 2009, 12:20 PM   #105
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Trustbank Centre - very Mies van der Rohe


Carlton Centre - empty in 1999, today, almost fully let


Standard Bank Centre


Driving over the Nelson Mandela Bridge, heading out of town. This is Braamfontein, another node next to the traditional CBD
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Old March 20th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #106
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Graffiti in Action - Newtown



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Old March 20th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #107
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Many nice old buildings and clean streets. However, where are the modern highrises? It seems that this area developed only until the80´s.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 07:40 AM   #108
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Modern high rises are being built in the Northern part of Joburg called Sandton. This is the new fincancial hub for the city. There some which are currently being built in the CBD but nothing more than 10 floors.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:16 AM   #109
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Im sure this is irrelevant but the truth of a matter is South African has bullish attitude in the whole world i think... discriminations from black people is not right.... this country dominates white which unfair from black which is the original people of africa... I have co-workers here abroad... man! they are very dominant.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 11:13 AM   #110
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Its threads such as this that make me like SSC so much.

Good to get an idea what Joburg must be like at ground level. I am by this place. A city that has big challenges but great potential with people who are committed to making a better place. More power to you!
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 12:47 PM   #111
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Im sure this is irrelevant
Then don't post it here if you have no idea as to what you're talking about.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 07:01 PM   #112
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Awesome photos
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Old March 25th, 2009, 10:09 AM   #113
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Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Jo´Burg is truly and will stay for a very long time the heartbeat of Africa...the pics perfectly lay witness to it.

Nice pics
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Im sure this is irrelevant but the truth of a matter is South African has bullish attitude in the whole world i think... discriminations from black people is not right.... this country dominates white which unfair from black which is the original people of africa... I have co-workers here abroad... man! they are very dominant.
Huh!!! Another person with a brain-fart.

Thanks for the pics guys... keep Jozi looking good!
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Last week's Peroni Festival in the suburb on Parkhurst. They close down 4th ave, and all of the restaurants spill out into the main street. Thousands of people, music, great food and of course, beer. 4th ave in Parkhurst is a growing restaurant and entertainment node in the northern suburbs. Most of the houses date from the 1930's to 1950's. The best restaurants in the city are found in this strip.







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Melrose Arch - this new part of this mixed use development opened yesterday. Quite pretentious and definately the place to be seen for those with money and "style."



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Old March 31st, 2009, 02:52 PM   #118
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Went on a bit of a drivearound Monday afternoon. The city is earily quiet on such a glorious autumn day. This is because schools are out, and many Joburgers flock to the seaside resorts. However, some interesting pictures of the many golf courses, parks and lakes within the city. Johannesburg has 6million trees, the majority of them were planted. As such Johannesburg is today the largest man made forest in the world, teeming with birdlife.

Johannesburg is a complex city. It has amazing beautiful parks, graceful mansions, tree-lined streets. It also has a harsher side, as the gentile north tries to hold back the third world problems that surround it. Crime is a problem, causing most to put up high walls with security cameras, 24hour guard etc. Not a very sustainable solution though. However, it is a city that one falls in love with. It has energy, it is vibrant, ever-changing and challenging. Friendly and cosmopolitan.

Driving in trendy Melville, you can see the CBD (mostly Hillbrow) in the background. Note the security fences.


A warning to motorists in Parkview


Parkview Golf Course


Jan Cilliers Primary School - prime example of Cape Dutch architecture


A small community park, in Parkview




Tyrone Avenue - usually buzzing, with great restaurants. Quiet over the holidays though




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Old March 31st, 2009, 02:56 PM   #119
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Municipal Swimming Pool - Zoo Lake


Flock of geese, Zoo Lake. These guys are quite aggressive!


Zoo Lake




Zoo Lake Park




Forest Town Suburb: Note the security booth

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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:01 PM   #120
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Security Gates - Saxonwold


Armed Response - Melrose


Typical upper-middle class house (with security) - Melrose


Apartments: These were mostly built in the 1960's and 1970's, and are very popular and trendy today.


Look! Its Oprah! Corlett Drive, Melrose


New construction, Melrose


Melrose Arch




Virgin Active Gym: Melrose Arch




Quiet highways, thanks to the holidays

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