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City Developments Update: Portside




Welcome to the first post in a series of updates on City Developments in Cape Town!

We’ll be showcasing the progress , on site at various major and minor buildings being constructed or refurbished in Cape Town. With regular image and progress updates, in one place, stop by and watch the rise of cranes and the rise of our City!

Contributors:

Latest night-time render

Latest render of final building.

Initial Render

  • Height: 142 meters
  • Floors: 32
  • Type: Commercial
  • Architects: Louis Karol & dhk
  • Builders: Murray & Roberts
  • Crane count: 3

See a live feed of construction here

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7 July 2013- Work has started on the steelworks for the cooling towers. Almost topped out

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7 July 2013

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7 July 2013

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7 July 2013

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20 May 2013- Office floors completed. Work have now started on the plant floors. Thereafter, the cooling towers on north-west corner, which should add another three floors, topping out Portside. Unless they add a spire…

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20 May 2013

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17 May 2013

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29 April 2013

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21 March 2013 – 9 floors to go before Portside is topped out

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26 February 2013

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29 January 2013 – Construction is back in high gear

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21 December 2012 – The spacious Firstrand atrium

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21 December 2012 – The view lifts steel structure

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21 December 2012 – The glass facade, looking out

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21 December 2012 – The core up close

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21 December 2012 – Ground floor lobby

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21 December 2012 – City views from current highest floor (floor 22)

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21 December 2012 – City views from Portside

Portside_21November

19 December 2012 – More glass facade panels installed

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21 November 2012 – Just under halfway to the top!

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2 November 2012

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7 October 2012 – First glass panels installed

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7 October 2012

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5 September 2012

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25 August 2012

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28 July 2012

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18 July 2012

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6 July 2012

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30 June 2012

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27 June 2012

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27 June 2012

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23 June 2012

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14 June 2012

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7 June 2012

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26 May 2012

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19 May 2012

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3rd Crane Rises on Portside site

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3rd Crane Rises

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27 April 2012

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27 April 2012

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21 April 2012

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21 April 2012

Portside: Starting to rise – 13 January 2012

 




  • Dave New

    Thanks for the City Development Update series.  Looking forward to our new skyline.