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Holiday Inn Cape Town

Strand Street & Burg Street
Cape Town South Africa

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1980
  Finished1982
Floor Count32
Units / Rooms368
Building Uses
 - hotel
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof345 ftBuilding Management

Description
Architect: Louis Karol Architects
Construction Company: Murray and Roberts
Tenant: Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts

Holiday Inn Cape Town was the first in Cape Town to have observation elevators behind a glass curtain.
The building connected by an underground shopping mall to Golden Acre, Picbell Parkade and the Cape Town railway station

The underlying rock was very expensive to excavate because it was super hard. Dispite that, over 60 000 cubic metres of rock was excavated from the site. There was a controversy about this development taking up important parking space in the Central Buissness District

This building was completed 4 weeks ahead of schedule, taking only 35 months to be built

The glass elevator shaft is covered by 3,700 square metres of glass which weighs 68 700 KG.

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