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Ponte City - Johannesburg

Location information

Location: Africa
Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Address: Hillbrow 1 Lily Avenue

General information

Started: 1975 year
└ List of 1970s started buildings
Completed: 1976 year
└ Lsit of 1970s completed buildings

Technical details

Height: 173 meters
└ List of 150-200 meters buildings
Floor count: 55 floors
└ List of 50-100 floors buildings

Design and construction

Architect: Manfred Hermer
Style: brutalist, pole, tower
Building Uses: residential, retail

Ponte City Apartments

Tallest residential building in Africa

Ponte City - Johannesburg
Ponte City - skyscraper in the Hillbrow

Information

This building was originally supposed to be 64 stories tall, but was shortened because of fire fighting concerns brought up by the city council.
There is a shopping arcade on the 8th floor with 50 shops serving the tenants as well as a pedestrian bridge to the University crossing an adjacent freeway.
The principal designer of Ponte was Mannie Feldman, working in a team together with Manfred Hermer and Rodney Grosskopf. Rodney Grosskopff recalled the decision to make the building circular, the first cylindrical skyscraper in Africa.

Gallery: Ponte City Apartments

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