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Decaying Skyscraper of Ponte City (15 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel   10 Apr 2012   / 15197 views

Ponte City Apartments is 173 m (567.6 ft) high, which makes it the tallest residential skyscraper in South Africa.

 

The original architectural plan provided a cylindrical shape of the building with a hollow interior named “core.” The skyscraper was built in 1975 in once cosmopolitan Hillbrow neighborhood of Johannesburg.

Hillbrow had been considered a fancy place until the criminal activity gradually turned the area into a gangland. By the end of the 90s many gangs moved into the Ponte City, devastating it and leaving 5 stories high pile of debris in the “core.”

Presently the building belongs to a private company and several projects of the renovation are slow to implement because of the lack of money. That is why Ponte City remains a giant symbol of the urban decay.






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ptpie 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
And ?
ptpie
       
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orendadude 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Fill it full of muslims before it falls down!!
I have no problem with God,
It's his fan club I can't stand!!
       
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Hybrid 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
South African here. This is representative of the decline of the country as a whole. Tourists, especially woman and caucasians stay away, you are highly likely to be a victim of violent crime.
       
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sfdsafddsfs 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
the structure was quite depressing. it was like a rat hole.
       
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Khysiek 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#12 & #13 looks like Cloud City pit of Star Wars when Luke and Vader fought the first time. :)
       














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