Carlton Centre Office Tower
Structure in General
- There is an observation deck on the 50th floor giving a birds eye view of the city of Johannesburg.
- Carlton Centre was sold in 1999 for R33 million (US$3.3 million) and now houses the head office of Transnet, the South African Transport parastatal.
- The centre has the largest city parking arcade in South Africa.
- Carlton Centre was the tallest building in the southern hemisphere when completed and is still the tallest building in Africa.
- The buildings have a reinforced concrete structure with an exposed exterior aggregate and an integral finish of local gray granite exposed by sand blasting.
- The tower has spandrel beams supporting ribbed slabs at each floor level.
- The foundations of the two buildings in the complex are 3.5m in diameter and extend 20m down to the bedrock, 30m below street level.
- The tower has a slip formed reinforced concrete core and perimeter columns tapering from three square meters at street level to one square meter at the top floors.
- The Carlton Centre is linked to the Carlton Hotel by a below ground shopping centre with over 180 shops as well as an ice skating rink all set below an above ground public plaza.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings