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Dennis Harbour
Johannesburg, South Africa

An Epic Jozi Run

On Wednesday 21 March 2012 I did the "Run Jozi" running race. I did it, expecting it to be something fun and different...but it turned out to be so much more than that. The daily news that that we are exposed to everyday is constantly filled with the negatives things that happen in our city and country and we are very rarely notified about happy events, or good people who are making a difference. This "Run Jozi" reminded me that the people of South Africa really so passionate about their…

Ponte City is a skyscraper in the Hillbrow neighbourhood of Johannesburg, South Africa. built in 1975. The 54-story building is cylindrical, with an open center allowing additional light into the apartments. During the late 1980s, gang activity had caused the crime rate to soar at the tower and the surrounding neighbourhood.[2] By the 1990s, after the end of apartheid, many gangs moved into the building and it became extremely unsafe. Ponte City became symbolic of the crime and urban decay

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Ponte Tower

The tallest residential building in Africa is an unsettling Brutalist monolith.

Ponte Tower, Hillbrow, Johannesburg

Anywhere but Here: Ponte Tower

When was the last time you felt like complaining to your landlord? It seems there's always something disgruntling about where we live (I'm currently annoyed with the workmen in the building who keep blanketing my mobylette in dust), but then you read about a place like the Ponte Tower and suddenly,

Ponte City Apartments, built in 1975 in the Hillbrow neighborhood of Johannesburg, is 173 m high and the tallest residential skyscraper in South Africa. The original architectural plan provided a cylindrical shape of the building with a hollow interior named “core.” Criminal activity gradually turned the once cosmopolitan Hillbrow into a gangland. By the end of the 90s many gangs moved into the Ponte City, devastating it and leaving 5 stories high pile of debris in the “core.”

Decaying Skyscraper of Ponte City (15 pics)

Ponte City Apartments is 173 m (567.6 ft) high, which makes it the tallest residential skyscraper in South Africa.

Ponte City is a skyscraper in the Hillbrow neighbourhood of Johannesburg, South Africa. built in 1975. The 54-story building is cylindrical, with an open center allowing additional light into the apartments. During the late 1980s, gang activity had caused the crime rate to soar at the tower and the surrounding neighbourhood.[2] By the 1990s, after the end of apartheid, many gangs moved into the building and it became extremely unsafe. Ponte City became symbolic of the crime and urban decay

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the Ponte Tower, the 54-storey-high concrete tube that has soared over the skyline of Johannesburg since 1975.

Anywhere but Here: Ponte Tower

When was the last time you felt like complaining to your landlord? It seems there's always something disgruntling about where we live (I'm currently annoyed with the workmen in the building who keep blanketing my mobylette in dust), but then you read about a place like the Ponte Tower and suddenly,

Ponte Tower

Ponte Tower

The tallest residential building in Africa is an unsettling Brutalist monolith.