ABSA Towers previously the Trust Bank Centre and Heerengracht Hotel
People:COLYN and MEIRING: Architect
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
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