Facts

Population

49,991,300

Area

1,221,037 km²

471,442 mi²

Density

40.9 people per km²

106 people per mi²

# of 150m+ buildings

5 Completed • 0 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

31 Years

Most Common Function*

Residential (40%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (100%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

35

Tallest Country in

the World

#

1

Tallest Country in

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

Pearl Dawn

152 m / 499 ft

6

Reserve Bank Building

148 m / 486 ft

7

88 on Field

146.5 m / 481 ft

8

Kwadukuza Egoli Hotel Tower 1

140 m / 459 ft

9

Michelangelo Tower

140 m / 459 ft

10

ABSA Building

140 m / 459 ft

CTBUH People & Events

CTBUH 2019 Global Walking Tour: 50 Forward | 50 Back

27 June 2019

Founding of CTBUH Chapter in South Africa

01 April 2010

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