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 […]
Latest photo of The Towers redevelopment
The new facade is being rapidly revealed. This computer generated image gives us a preview of what to expect. It also shows the link building with its eventual cladding.
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 […]
The Towers offers some of the best views of the Mother City. These photos were taken from the 21st Floor of the South Tower.
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 […]
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 […]
The new link building will feature a very impressive atrium. The photo above gives us some sense of the scale. The building is currently up to the 6th of 12 floors. Watch out for the innovative A-frame of the megatruss which is currently taking shape.
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 […]
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 […]
The scaffolding outside the Merriamn Square entrance of The South Tower will weigh 210,000kg. That is equivalent to the weight of five Boeing 737 aeroplanes.
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 […]
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, […]