My poinot was not so much pwc and their needs rather that a high rise is being built on this rather low value land when sandton continues to breed low layers in a relative sense.I think there are other factors coming into play in this instance. They are combining Sunninghill and Menlyn offices in one location so it could be more considerate and convenient to be to the north of Sandton.
It's relatively close to Midrand Gautrain and very accessable by car. Sandton is becoming impossible from that perspective. Unfortunately, due to the nature of their work, staff work mostly at client sites in all corners of Gauteng and need cars to get there.
Plus I suspect that office will be seen from miles away, so it's matching some of their rivals in terms of visibility of brand.
My personal view is that it would look somewhat out of place for many years, probably like Sandton City was initially.
Disagree on the traffic issue, thats exactly why these districts have sprung up so people live around then work in them and shop in them, People don't live in waterfall and commute to sandton. I live , work and play in a 10km radius from my house and I never have traffic issue, its how joburg is built and how people want to live. ConvenienceI have never personally been a waterfall city fan in that joburg continues to spurn too many business districts and the resulting traffic mess.
that's going to have quite an effect on the design..... in order to get that twist you need some heightalready announced last week. 36F was an option but not accepted but its 40 000m2 so closer to the 25F which i think is the height limit due to grand central airport flight path
not this >>>>
since LYT calls it a sandton tower proposal on their website?