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Brixton Tower, Albert Hertzog Tower
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Structure in General
It once housed a restaurant at its base but this was closed in the 1980s and is now used as office space for Sentech, the present owners of the Brixton tower.
1342 tonnes of concrete was used in the foundations along with another 5648 tonnes in the tower.
The foundations are two metres deep and 6 metres wide and it has an external diameter at the base of 25 metres.
Excavations began on February 1st 1961 and the tower reached its full height on December 7th that same year.
Has an observation deck that used to be open to the public but was closed in the 1980's for security reasons.
Upon completion, this was the tallest man-made structure in Africa, eventually overtaken by the
When it was first constructed it broadcast microwave signals and today it transmits radio and television broadcasts.
The 53 tonne structural steel mast was completed in just three weeks.
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