Johannesburg

Facts

# of 150m+ buildings

4 Completed • 0 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

141

Tallest City in

the World
#

1

Tallest City in

Africa
#

1

Tallest City in

South Africa

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

The Leonardo

227.9 m / 748 ft

2

Carlton Centre

201.2 m / 660 ft

3

Ponte Tower

172.8 m / 567 ft

4

Marble Towers

152.1 m / 499 ft

5

Kwadukuza Egoli Hotel Tower 1

140 m / 459 ft

6

Michelangelo Tower

140 m / 459 ft

7

ABSA Building

140 m / 459 ft

8

Trust Bank Centre

140 m / 459 ft

9

Standard Bank Centre

139 m / 456 ft

10

Southern Life Centre

138 m / 453 ft

CTBUH People & Events

Twisting Tall Buildings

18 August 2016

Founding of CTBUH Chapter in South Africa

01 April 2010

Research

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...

Global News

25 November 2019

Office Tower in Johannesburg Demolished

An office tower in South Africa’s largest city imploded in a controlled demolition on 24 November 2019. The former Bank of Lisbon Building at 37...

Global News

09 November 2020

Details Revealed About 20-Story Johannesburg High-Rise with Affordable Housing

JSE-listed Balwin Properties has announced its new Wedgewood development – an apartment high-rise in Sandton which offers a number of unique features including a five-a-side...