Watch this: Africa’s tallest building (Pontel Tower) now decaying gracefully

Not that its rare to see sky scrappers in Africa but there is this one Johannesburg’s Ponte Tower that was built in 1975 as a monument to luxury. Vodacom labelled tower has now fallen and beyond repair, and is now a filth of decay and a now dirty, dangerous place.  You can watch Bloom’s film shows us shots of the tower’s interesting, brutalist architecture coupled with interviews with residents who see this their home.


Ponte Tower from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

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