Facts

Population

49,991,300

Area

1,221,037 km² • 471,442 mi²

Density

40.9 people per km²

106.0 people per mi²

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#
37

Tallest City in

the World

#
1

Tallest City 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 Radio Park Building
150.9 m / 495  ft
7 Reserve Bank Building
148 m / 486  ft
8 88 on Field
146.5 m / 481  ft
9 Kwadukuza Egoli Hotel Tower 1
140 m / 459  ft
10 Michelangelo Tower
140 m / 459  ft

CTBUH People & Events

CTBUH 2022 Global Walking Tour: Cape Town

21 October 2022

2021 CTBUH Global Walking Tour: Cape Town

12 November 2021

Videos

31 May 2018

Interview: Mark Noble & Mat Cash | Zeitz MOCAA

Mark Noble, Development Director of V&A Waterfront, and Mat Cash, Group Leader of Heatherwick Studio, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the Best Tall Building...

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Research

15 December 2021

Reimagining Plastics in the Built Environment: Ecobricks at the Ridge, Cape Town

The use of ecobricks in 2020 at the Ridge, a commercial development within the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, a mixed-use, retail, tourist, and harbor precinct,...

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Global News

27 October 2021

Development on New Tall Building in Cape Town, The Rockefeller

Cape Town has received a new, tall building addition to its city. The Rockefeller plans to open for occupancy in December. The project is in...

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