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ABSA Towers previously the Trust Bank Centre and Heerengracht HotelCOLYN and MEIRING: Architect
Foreshore, Cape Town, Western Cape
MUNNIK VISSER ARCHITECTS: Architect
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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
It replaced the Flat Iron Building.
Writings about this entry
|CPIA Committee. 1983. The Buildings of Cape Town 1983 : Phase Two. Volume Three : Catalogue and Classification. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 255, item 36.7|
|Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 101|
|Hartdegen, Paddy. 1988. Our building heritage : an illustrated history. South Africa: Ryll's Pub. Co. on behalf of the National Development Fund for the Building Industry. pg 307|
|Papanicolaou, Stella, Lahabe, Valerie & Rawoot, Maashitoh . 2021. Modern Architectures : Cape Town. Cape Town: MAGS. pg 26|