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1. CARLTON CENTRE

1. CARLTON CENTRE

Johannesburg
Pinnacle Height         223m
Number of Floors        50
Year Constructed        1973

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the indomitable player at this skyscraper game. If you ever wanted to reach for the heavens and touch the face of God, get into a lift on the ground floor of the Carlton Centre and press number 50.  There is an observation deck on the 50th floor giving a bird’s eye view of the city of Johannesburg.  The Carlton Centre was the tallest building in the southern hemisphere when completed and is still the tallest building in Africa. The buildings have a reinforced concrete structure with an exposed exterior aggregate and an integral finish of local gray granite exposed by sand blasting. The tower has spandrel beams supporting ribbed slabs at each floor level. The foundations of the two buildings in the complex are 3.5m in diameter and extend 20m down to the bedrock, 30m below street level.

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