The Leonardo: Africa's tallest building opens in South Africa

The Leonardo: Africa's tallest building opens in South Africa

Africa’s tallest building, named The Leonardo, is set to open in October in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The Leonardo, according to Bloomberg, is a high-rise residential and retail complex strategically located near the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Sandton City, a premier shopping mall.

The 234-metre skyscraper, developed by South Africa’s Legacy Group and Nedbank Group Ltd, is designed to have 254 apartments.

Africa tallest building opens in South Africa (photos)

The Leonardo: Africa tallest building opens in South Africa. Credit: Bloomberg
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It has a three-floor penthouse and five floors of office space including shops, restaurants and a Montessori pre-school.

The penthouse is designed to have space for six bedrooms and will also be custom-designed by the eventual owner.

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The skyscraper cost three-billion Rand. However, the managers of the project are yet to disclose a price for an apartment or how many have been sold.

Africa tallest building opens in South Africa (photos)

A glass-panelled spiral staircase connecting floors. Credit: Bloomberg
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Africa tallest building opens in South Africa (photos)

Aerial view of labourers working on the outdoor swimming pool. Credit: Bloomberg
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The Leonardo was designed by Johannesburg’s Co-Arc International Architects. It dislodged the Carlton Centre as the tallest building on the continent.

The 222-metre Carlton Centre is a 50-storey skyscraper and shopping centre also located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Four of Africa's tallest building are located in Johannesburg, South Africa, three in the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, two in Nairobi, Kenya and one in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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