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Old December 2nd, 2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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Sandton - the financial powerhouse of Johannesburg

It all started with one of the largest regional malls in South Africa - Sandton City. Sandton City was completed in 1973 - at this stage the entire neighbourhood (about 25km from the traditional CBD) was basically farmland. Benmore Gardens, next to Sandton is now a medium rise apartment area. 20 years ago it was a dairy farm!

Today it is the richest square mile in Africa.

The old Sandton City mall and office block in the foreground. built in 1973. Currently undergoing a massive upgrade and expansion.


The proposed redevelopment - an 80Floor office block (unlikely, but here's hoping). And new cladding for the old Sandton city building, two smaller offce towers and the hotel (all are now drabbed in 1980's brown cladding).


The new Radisson SAS hotel - 25 Floors


The Village Walk mall in front, with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the background.


The 20floor Park Inn under construction, next to the main terminal for the Gautrain high-speed rail link (also under construction)


New bank headquarters



Sandton Skyline


Medium-rise luxury apartments




Stock Exchange and Deutche Bank - last year in autumn

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Old December 2nd, 2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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Interesting shots
Nice looking area
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 01:32 AM   #3
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Very nice!
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 05:59 AM   #4
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had really nice memories of this place
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