Latest photo of The Towers redevelopment

Latest photo of construction in the redevelopment of The Towers, Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town

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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New windows becoming visible

The installation of the facade on the North Tower is making excellent progress. As the work is completed floor by floor, the scaffolding is coming down. Now, for the first time, we can see the slick, modern profile of The Towers emerging. The distinctive pattern on the buildings, resonating images of Cape Town’s landscape, is […]

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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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MyCiTi route expansion announced

MyCiTi has announced that services will start operating from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain to the central city on 5 July 2014. Residents will be able to link directly at the Civic Centre with services around the central city, the West Coast and Atlantic Seaboard as part of the expanding MyCiTi network. The new services will […]

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21st floor lobby completed

21st Floor Lift lobby and passage The 21st floor lobby and passage have been signed off as complete by the architects and project managers. By the end of the week, the toilets on the floor will be operational. The client directory signage has been ordered and will be installed shortly. 20th Floor lobby The 20th […]

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Link building progress

The Link building has been designed with a unique internal structure. When finalized, the building will be cantilevered thereby creating a three-storey open courtyard facing Herzog Boulevard. This internal structure is called a “mega truss”. It will be in an A-shape and the whole building will hang off this mega truss. By Friday, 6 June, […]

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