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Golden Acre : Goue Akker
Cape Town, Western Cape

LOUIS KAROL ASSOCIATES: Architect

Date:1979
Client:Sanlam
Type:Offices with shops to street
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
-33.922747,18.423203
33°55'21.89" S 18°25'23.53" E Alt: 20m

The excavations for the Golden Acre uncovered ruins of the Wagenaar water tank (constructed in 1663), which are now on display behind glass in the underground shopping centre. The location of the building marks the original shoreline, before land was reclaimed from the sea in the 1930s. It is situated on the site where the original railway station was built. This building is built over a large shopping centre and train station. The Golden Acre is linked by a network of underground shopping concourses to the Cape Town railway station, Holiday Inn Cape Town and Picbell Parkade. (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.