Cape Town Civic Centre

The Cape Town Civic Centre is a building on the Foreshore in central Cape Town, South Africa that serves as the headquarters of the City of Cape Town, the municipality that governs Cape Town and its suburbs.

Cape Town Civic Centre
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The Cape Town Civic Centre
Cape Town Civic Centre is located in Cape Town
Cape Town Civic Centre
Location in central Cape Town
General information
TypeHigh-rise
Architectural styleModernist
LocationCape Town, South Africa
Address12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town 8000
Coordinates33°55′16″S 18°25′44″E / 33.921°S 18.429°E / -33.921; 18.429Coordinates: 33°55′16″S 18°25′44″E / 33.921°S 18.429°E / -33.921; 18.429
Completed1978
OwnerCity of Cape Town
Height98 m (322 ft)
Technical details
Floor count26

It was completed in 1978,[1] and is made up of two blocks. The Podium Block is a low-rise building which houses the City management, including the Council Chamber and the Mayor's Office. The Tower Block is a 98-metre-tall, 26-floor[1] high-rise block that houses the administrative offices of the municipality; it is a long, narrow building that crosses Hertzog Boulevard, with the road passing underneath the central part of the building. The arch where the road passes under the building acts as a very powerful wind tunnel and some of the highest windspeeds can be found along this corridor. This has at times endangered pedestrians and impacted important events like the Cape Argus Cycle Race.

The Civic Centre trunk station of the MyCiTi bus rapid transit system is located along Hertzog Boulevard beneath the Tower Block.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Civic Centre, Cape Town". Emporis.com. Retrieved 27 May 2009.