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Old October 14th, 2019, 02:03 PM   #601
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Not wanting to detract from the development and the feat of this tower, but is anyone else bothered by the crown? It just looks incomplete.
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Old October 14th, 2019, 02:56 PM   #602
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From https://mg.co.za/article/2019-10-11-...llest-building :

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Old October 14th, 2019, 03:14 PM   #603
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looking at the above pic makes me think that Carlton can claim it back if they add a small tower on top.
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Old October 14th, 2019, 07:47 PM   #604
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So much space above that mall... wonder if the structure is capable of holding any bulk above it?
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Old October 16th, 2019, 01:46 AM   #605
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So much space above that mall... wonder if the structure is capable of holding any bulk above it?
If something like this was once considered, I'm sure it can hold quite a bit
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Old October 16th, 2019, 03:46 AM   #606
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Nice article here...

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After 45 years, Africa has a new tallest building
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More here: https://mg.co.za/article/2019-10-11-...llest-building
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Old October 16th, 2019, 07:49 AM   #607
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Where does everyone get the idea that Pearl Dawn is 152m. Seen that everywhere
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Old October 17th, 2019, 01:23 PM   #608
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Where does everyone get the idea that Pearl Dawn is 152m. Seen that everywhere
http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/buil...earl-dawn/3877
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Old October 21st, 2019, 06:54 PM   #609
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On Saturday I had the opportunity to tour this awesome building
I was so excited I barely remembered to take any photos

Did grab a couple though :



These columns are incredible:



The platform we are standing on is actually hanging from the central concrete features, hence the red beams - amazing!



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Thank you to Legacy for reaching out! You guys have built something incredible here, Congratulations!
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Damn Zoalbucket, invite one of us next time!!

Looks amazing and very jealous.
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Zoal, so it looks like Alto234 is going to be on the same level as the red beams? Is that a ... glass viewing deck or maybe part of the future bar?
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Yep, the bar is on the uppermost roof level. It's set back from the edge where that raised glass area is, so as not to interfere in any way with the privacy of the penthouse below. The area we were standing on will not be accessible.
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Africa's tallest building is set to open, and it's designed mostly by women

A building in Sandton, Johannesburg's financial center, will become the tallest in Africa when it opens later this year.

The Leonardo, a 55-story building which measures 745 feet (227 meters) in height, is just 15 feet taller than the previous record holder, the Carlton Centre, which has dominated the Johannesburg skyline since 1973.

Designed by South African firm Co-Arc International Architects, the Leonardo contains a mixture of office space, shops, apartments and hotel rooms. The architects chose to use thin sheets of Dekton, a super-strong material, for its exterior cladding.

The team of architects that managed the construction was female-led, with nine of the 11 positions performed by women. This unusual fact -- the South African Institute of Architects in the Eastern Cape estimates that only 21% of the country's registered architects are women -- went unnoticed until a photo was taken late in the project.

Malika Walele, 27, an architect who oversaw construction at the site from November 2017, spoke to CNN about the difficulties she faced in her role: "Specifically being female, being young and being of color, there are a lot of challenges you face being in that building environment.

"I think there's this preconception of females not being able to be in that sort of environment."

Over the course of the project, she came into contact with roughly 2,000 workers, the great majority of whom were men. She says she faced sexism, but believes she helped to overturn people's prejudice.

She added, "I really had to work hard to prove myself. It takes some personality. I really had to step up and speak out -- make sure that I was being heard by the men."

Patrick McInerney, director at Co-Arc International Architects, said he hopes the Leonardo will offer a "beacon of hope" for architecture and development on the continent.

Referring to the Pinnacle in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Mohammed VI Tower near Rabat, Morocco, he said, "Being the tallest [building] in Africa at this time is quite interesting, because we know of several other buildings that are being built that far exceed the one that we've just completed."

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Old October 29th, 2019, 01:34 PM   #614
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And they were not able to get decent images for their article? Shame CNN.
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Was kinda hoping they would light the building up for the Boks’ victorious return, but alas, Batman seems more important than real life heroes.
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