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9 TALLEST BUILDINGS

9. MICHELANGELO TOWERS

Sandton Pinnacle Height         140m Number of Floors        34 Year Constructed        2005

Sandton is a place of huge bounty with massive chain stores and boutiques dotting the centre. It is only appropriate that an exclusive business-friendly hotel like the Michelangelo Towers would … Read More

8 KWADUKUZA EGOLI TOWER

Johannesburg Pinnacle Height         140m Number of Floors        40 Year Constructed        1970

The year was 1970 and this was the first great work of the age of the skyscraper  –  the first instance when all of South Africa’s perspective could be presented … Read More

7. 88 ON FIELD

Durban Pinnacle Height         147m Number of Floors        26 Year Constructed        1985

Situated on 362 Dr Pixley KaSeme Street (previously West Street) in the centre of Durban, 88 On Field is also known as the Southern Life Building. The reason for … Read More

6. METLIFE CENTRE

Cape Town Pinnacle Height         150m Number of Floors        28 Year Constructed        1993

Not to be confused with the 246-metre tall Metlife Building in midtown Manhattan (New York), this is Cape Town’s tallest building and the only skyscraper from the mother city … Read More

5. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK BUILDING

Pretoria Pinnacle Height           150m Number of Floors         38 Year Constructed        1988

Built  by Burg Doherty Bryant + Partners, the South African Reserve Bank Building is situated at number 370 Stanza Bopape Street (previously Church Street) in the nation’s capital. … Read More

4. PEARL DAWN

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Durban Pinnacle Height         152m Number of Floors        31 Year Constructed        2010

Pearl Dawn is the proverbial new kid on the block who only came into being in 2010 and has already scored some astounding underdog victories. This dark blue modernist skyscraper … Read More

3. MARBLE TOWERS

Johannesburg Pinnacle Height         152m Number of Floors        32 Year Constructed        1973

Other than its due height, we picked this one for its great sense of material. A masterpiece of both unflinching realism and idealism. Located on the corner of Jeppe and … Read More

2. PONTE CITY APARTMENTS

Johannesburg Pinnacle Height         173 m Number of Floors       54 Year Constructed      1975

Ponte is the tallest residential building on the African continent. The 54-story building is cylindrical, with an open center allowing additional … Read More

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 … Read More

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