Chill out amongst the turbines this Friday night

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Adi’s Weekly things to do & see in Joburg [adrian@fiftytwo.co.za] This week’s pick: Turbine Hall, Newtown. See Liz’s Post Genre: Architectural heritage & underground dining What: The completed Turbine Hall, with bells and whistles, is the finest example of both inner city regeneration and preservation. This architectural icon eclectically fuses the old and new. The mod […]

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Jozi’s Heritage: The Barbican

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THE BARBICAN BUILDING CNR PRESIDENT AND RISSIK STS   702 Talk Show host Jenny Crwys-Williams, had several conversations and interviews last week around the state of the Barbican building, a heritage resource in the Central CBD of Joburg.  Since leaving Wits University in 2005, where in my latter years I headed up a newly-established post-graduate division […]

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The old Turbine Hall given a new life as Anglo Gold Ashanti’s headquarters

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From derelict Turbine Hall to modernized Anglo Gold Ashanti The old Turbine Hall in Newtown,  previously derelict and dangerous, has undergone a remarkable succesful adaptation, to become Anglo Gold Ashanti’s headquarters. There are some spectacular architectural details inside ,with motifs from the old industrial building being picked up and repeated with an aesthetic elegance and power which […]

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