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Title: Ponte City
Authors: Mikhael Subotzky, Patrick Waterhouse
Publisher: Steidl
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9783869307503
Language: English

Description:
Located in Johannesburg, Ponte City Apartments is the tallest residential building in Africa. This cylindrical tower with a hollow core was built in the 1970s as luxury apartments only for whites. In the ensuing decades, as whites decamped to the suburbs, Ponte became a symbol of urban decay.
Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse worked at Ponte City for more than six years, photographing the residents and documenting the building.
This remarkable body of images is presented here in counterpoint with an extensive archive of found material and historical documents. The visual story is integrated with a sustained sequence of essays and documentary texts.

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Related: Africa - Towers

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