Title: Ponte City
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an extensive archive of found material and historical documents.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
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