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Colonial Mutual Building

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Identification

Colonial Mutual Building
103515

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
masonry
mat foundation
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Colonial Mutual Building was Durban's tallest until 1939.
  • The building has strong Romanesque features along with Art Deco as this influence was borrowed from the early Art Deco American skyscraper designers who incorporated gothic and romanesque into their structures.
  • A similiar but smaller version of this building can be found in Hobart, Tasmania, designed by the same firm.

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Location

330 West Street
330 West Street
4000
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

Technical Data

168.05 ft
14
1931
1933

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