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Ponte City Apartments

Ponte City Apartments - ruin, forgotten, architecture, Ponte City, South Africa, skyscraper, Johannesburg, Apartments, housing, abandoned, decay, post apocalyptic, homes, urban decay
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Ponte City is a skyscraper in the Berea neighbourhood, just next to Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa.

It was built in 1975 to a height of 173 m (567.6 ft), making it the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa.

The 55-story building is cylindrical, with an open center allowing additional light into the apartments.

The center space is known as "the core" and rises above an uneven rock floor. When built, Ponte City was seen as an extremely desirable address due to its views over all of Johannesburg and its surroundings.

The neon sign on top of the building is the largest sign in the southern hemisphere. It currently advertises the South African mobile phone company Vodacom.

During the late 1980s, gang activity had caused the crime rate to soar at the tower and the surrounding neighbourhood.

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 gripping the once cosmopolitan Berea neighborhood.

The core filled with debris five stories high as the owners left the building to decay. There were even proposals in the mid-1990s to turn the building into a highrise prison.

In 2001 Trafalgar Properties took over management of the building and began making numerous improvements.
NataliyaRodin Uploaded by NataliyaRodin on . Ponte City Apartments - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: Ponte City Apartments. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 2225715. Ponte City is a skyscraper in the Berea neighbourhood, just next to Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa.

It was built in 1975 to a height of 173 m (567.6 ft), making it the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa.

The 55-story building is cylindrical, with an open center allowing additional light into the apartments.

The center space is known as "the core" and rises above an uneven rock floor. When built, Ponte City was seen as an extremely desirable address due to its views over all of Johannesburg and its surroundings.

The neon sign on top of the building is the largest sign in the southern hemisphere. It currently advertises the South African mobile phone company Vodacom.

During the late 1980s, gang activity had caused the crime rate to soar at the tower and the surrounding neighbourhood.

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 gripping the once cosmopolitan Berea neighborhood.

The core filled with debris five stories high as the owners left the building to decay. There were even proposals in the mid-1990s to turn the building into a highrise prison.

In 2001 Trafalgar Properties took over management of the building and began making numerous improvements.
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Total Downloads: 477
Times Favorited: 1
Uploaded By: NataliyaRodin
Date Uploaded: February 13, 2017
Filename: 1486765769882.jpg
Original Resolution: 5616x3744
File Size: 1.67MB
Category: Skyscrapers

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