Archive | November, 2013

World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 programme launches

Cape Town Design NPC, together with Executive Mayor Alderman Patricia de Lille, announced the much-anticipated Programme for World Design Capital® Cape Town 2014 (WDC 2014), celebrating local design thinking. WDC 2014 will provide an opportunity to showcase the approximately 450 projects that have been officially recognized and which will form part of the Programme next […]

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Building update – 11 November 2013

Construction of the link building The augered piling of the 19 support columns as well as the blasting in the basement, have been completed. The major focus now will be the demolition of the lower ground floor of the link building. The first task is to create openings between the concrete slabs for column penetrations. […]

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Parking update – 10 November

Work in the basement parking areas are progressing well. There will be a phased handover of parking bays from the end of November. Samantha Lambert of Redefine will inform relevant parkers. The current parking areas under the towers will be redecorated. P3 will be washed down and painted after hours for completion by 13 December […]

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North Western mega-truss pile cap

The North Western mega-truss pile cap was cast by Murray & Roberts last week. This pile cap will sit some on the augured piles and form a major part of the foundation of the new link building. The structural engineer from Aurecon, Francois Bezuidenhout, supplied some interesting facts: 8,584kg of steel is being used for […]

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Mock up of new facade

A area of Telkom towers (on the 2nd floor facing Hertzog Boulevard) has been sectioned off for a mockup of the new facade and windows to be installed. The facade engineers will install and take down the windows in this area several times to really understand and streamline all the intricate processes involved. This is […]

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