ABSA Towers previously the Trust Bank Centre and Heerengracht Hotel
MUNNIK VISSER ARCHITECTS: Architect
33°55'13.45" S 18°25'27.80" E Alt: 16m
It comprises a podium of two basements, a ground floor of shops, three floors of parking and storage and a 29-storeyed tower block with concrete central core. Adjacent is a 9-storeyed building with the interspace once used as a hotel pool deck. This building was the first in Cape Town to use a continuous glass curtain wall. It had the distinction of being the largest steel-skeleton building of its time in South Africa. It was refurbished (n.d.) by MUNNIK VISSER ARCHITECTS.
See also Emporis
See photo by Hans R van der Woude
All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.
Writings about this entry