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Voortrekker Monument

Centenary Road, Groenkloof, 0027
Pretoria South Africa

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1937
  Finished1949
Building Uses
 - monument
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
 - streamline moderne
Materials
 - masonry
 - marble
 - granite

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof203 ft

Description
Architect: Gerard Moerdijk

It is rumored that the architect copied the design for the Voortrekker Monument from an antique radio

The Voortreker Monument was built in 1949 to commemorate the Voortrekers, who were the first Europeans to go into the interior of South Africa.

There is a controversy about this monument, some see it was an important memorial for Afrikanerdom, while others view it as a reminder of the Apartheid

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