The tallest building in each SA province isn't always even a skyscraper.
The average number of floors for the tallest buildings in non-metro provinces (Northern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and the Free State) is a mere 16, while the average height for the tallest buildings in the economic hubs (KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Gauteng and disputably, the Eastern Cape) stands at 33 floors.
9. North West, Rustenburg City Council - 8 floors above ground
The building manager tells Business Insider SA that excluding the basement, the Rustenburg mayor's offices comprises eight floors.
8. Mpumalanga, Rob Ferreira Hospital's housing for health professionals - 12 floors above ground
Business Insider SA had previously stated that the tallest building in Mpumalanga is the Pinnacle but as it turns out, it's actually the health department’s housing for doctors at Rob Ferreira Hospital that is 12 floors above ground level according to Professional Engineer, Terrance Herron of DMV Consultants in Mbombela.
The modern architectural styled building in Kimberley is 59.31 metres tall, making it the tallest in the Northern Cape.
The building comprises commercial offices and is 63.05 metres tall.
The Sanport 140 in Port Elizabeth stands at 81.59 metres.
The Loch Logan Park in Bloemfontein houses apartments and is 73 metres shy in height from Ponte City in Johannesburg, Africa's tallest residential skyscraper (173m).
Completed in 2008, the 152 metre building in Umhlanga just outside Durban is one of SA's tallest hotels.
Owned by the First National Bank and Accelerate Property Fund, the building boasts expansive views of Cape Town.
1. Gauteng, Carlton Centre - 50 floors above ground
The Carlton in Johannesburg is not only Gauteng and SA's tallest building but is still the title-holder as Africa's tallest skyscraper – for 45 years and counting.
T O P of A F R I C A Thee perfect spot for a bird's eye view of the city; this 50 floored building also houses Carlton Center. And once boasted the title of Highest building in the Southern Hermisphere. A cool fact about the building It was once a 5* hotel hosting some big names globally, the likes of the late songbird Whitney Houston and Hillary Clinton. Join our walking tour for a stop here and many other iconic buildings in the city. See previous post for more info. email@example.com #travelyourbackyard #topofafrica #localtravel #gplifestyle #iamjoburg #hacktourism #johannesburg #gauteng #walkingtour #carltoncentre #cityofgold #architecture #history #panoramicviews #citywalks #cbd #downtown
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