John Ross House (Durban, South Africa)

John Ross House is prominent in the foreground of this aerial photograph of Durban
Statue of "John Ross" at John Ross House, Durban

Coordinates: 29°51′39″S 31°01′48″E / 29.86082°S 31.03011°E / -29.86082; 31.03011 The John Ross House in Durban, South Africa is a 33-storey skyscraper on Victoria Embankment.[1]

It is named after "John Ross" (real name, Charles Rawden Maclean), who at the age of 15 walked from Port Natal to Delagoa Bay and back to procure medicine and supplies. His statue stands outside the building.[2]

On top of the tower is the Roma Revolving Restaurant.[3] The building is 109 metres (358 feet) high and was renovated in 2009.

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  1. ^ "John Ross House". Emporis. 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Statue of John Ross, Durban". Flickr. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Roma Revolving Restaurant". Durban Eat-Outs. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2010.