Archive | Facade

Behind the scenes

The project is nearing completion (latter half of September) and work is being concentrated in the lobbies and the atrium in front of the new link building. Above: “Looking” back towards the South Tower lobby. Above: The lobby for the lifts coming down from the parking floors on the south side. There are also lifts […]

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How much glass on the new facade?

The Towers’ new facade is being clad with 6,986 big glass panels (excluding the smaller glass panels on the corners). Stephen Young, of World of Windows, reports that the building is covered by 19,000 sq m of glass. This is an equivalent area to 97 tennis courts! It is expected that the North Tower will be […]

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New facade on North Tower being revealed

The distinctive fin-pattern on the new facade is becoming clear as the scaffolding is coming down. On the tall tower the new glass has been installed on the 22nd floor and the rest of the installation is under way. The fin patterns were inspired by some of the shapes of the Cape – Table Mountain, Devil’s […]

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New look for internal facade

The fast progress on the external facade is taking us into the next phase of the upgrading of the facade. Once the new window fitment has progressed past a floor, the process of removing the old windows and installing the new sills can start. From the photo above one can see that the internal space in the […]

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See how the big glass panels are installed

The contractors, Murray & Roberts, has started with the installation of the glass panels to the 11th floor of the North Tower. Aluminium rails are fitted to brackets that has been fixed to the concrete exterior of the building. The glass panels are lifted onto the rails. The installers apply a silicone lubricant to the […]

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Entering “the next phase”

We are entering ”the next phase” in the upgrading of the towers – replacing the façade. No work will be done to the existing windows on a floor until the new façade outside that floor has been completely weather sealed and fire proofed. On the exterior, the facade will be installed from the top down […]

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