Carlton Centre Office Tower

Carlton Centre Office Tower

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- There is an observation deck on the 50th floor giving a birds eye view of the city of Johannesburg. - Carlton Centre was sold in 1999 for R33 million (US$3.3 million) and now houses the head office of Transnet, the South African Transport parastatal. - The centre has the largest city parking arcade in South Africa. - Carlton Centre was the tallest building in the southern hemisphere when completed and is still the tallest building in Africa. - The buildings have a reinforced concrete structure with an exposed exterior aggregate and an integral finish of local gray granite exposed by sand blasting. - The tower has spandrel beams supporting ribbed slabs at each floor level. - The foundations of the two buildings in the complex are 3.5m in diameter and extend 20m down to the bedrock, 30m below street level. - The tower has a slip formed reinforced concrete core and perimeter columns tapering from three square meters at street level to one square meter at the top floors. - The Carlton Centre is linked to the Carlton Hotel by a below ground shopping centre with over 180 shops as well as an ice skating rink all set below an above ground public plaza. #Carlton_Centre_Office_Tower
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