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Old March 4th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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Johannesburg: Diamonds in the Rough

I thought it would be interesting to post pictures of some of the buildings in the CBD of Johannesburg, not just the skyscrapers...

This is the old Turbine Hall - once a power station. Greatly neglected, and at one stage occupied by squattors. In 2005 the building was saved, as AngloAshanti moved in to make it its new headquarters. The part in this picture is an exhibition space.


Inside a low rise block in Harrison street. Very 1980's sleek. I love the atrium though, and the view of the magnificant buildings next door.



A redbrick apartment building. Was also empty for a couple of years, until hotel developers moved in. Today it is the Ashanti Hotel and Apartments


New medium rise office block, Marshalltown


This is corner house, the first real "skyscraper" in Johannesburg, built in 1903 with 9 floors.


ClassicaL Facades


The beautiful Markham building
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Classical building in Commissioner Street


Neglected facades, Jeppe Street


The Mosque, church street


Mapungubwe Hotel


The High Court


Magistrates Court


The Rand Club; where Cecil John Rhodes and Winston Churchill was once members


Industrial building converted to office space


The Library


The amazing Constitutional Court. This was once a detention facility. A place of injustice. Today it is the highest court in the land.
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