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|Ponte City Apartments|
|1 Lily Avenue|
Johannesburg South Africa
|Units / Rooms||470|
| - residential|
| - retail|
| - highrise|
| - brutalist|
| - glass|
| - concrete|
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Architect: Manfred, Hermer, Grosskopff and Lombart
Tallest residential building in Africa
There is a hollow core the entire height of this building
There was a proposal in the 1990's to convert the building into a highrise prison
This building was originally supposed to be 64 stories tall, but was shortened because of fire fighting concerns brought up by the city council
The building is not completely cylindrical, it has a flat area on the rear side facing north-west.
There is a shopping arcade on the 8th floor with 50 shops and a pedestrian bridge connecting to the University crossing an adjacent freeway.
The sign at the top of the building is the highest and largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
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