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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Johannesburg skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Johannesburg architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Johannesburg are included on this list. Information about these Johannesburg buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Johannesburg and older historic landmarks.

List includes Carlton Centre, South African Institute for Medical Research and more.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Johannesburg?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Johannesburg. Famous architectural houses within the city of Johannesburg are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
11 Diagonal Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Johannesburg Buildings & Structures
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11 Diagonal Street is a skyscraper in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was built in 1984 to a height of 80 metres. It is designed to look like a diamond as it reflects different views of the Central Business District from each angle of the building. The architect was the world famous and renowned ...more

City/Town: South Africa

Opened: Jan 01 1984

Structural Height (m): 75.0

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Absa Tower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Johannesburg Buildings & Structures
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Absa Tower


The Absa Tower is a skyscraper in the Central Business District of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is 32 storeys tall. It is also the headquarters of Absa Group Limited. ...more

City/Town: Johannesburg, South Africa

Structural Height (m): 141.0

Carlton Centre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Johannesburg Buildings & Structures
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The Carlton Centre is a skyscraper and shopping centre located in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. At 223 metres, it has been the tallest office building in Africa since 1973. The Carlton Centre has 50 floors. The foundations of the two buildings in the complex are 5 m in diameter and extend 15 ...more

City/Town: Johannesburg, South Africa

Opened: Jan 01 1973

Structural Height (m): 223.0

Created By: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

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Hillbrow Tower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Johannesburg Buildings & Structures
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The Hillbrow Tower is a tall tower located in the suburb of Hillbrow in Johannesburg, South Africa. At 269 m, it has been the tallest structure and tower in Africa for 40 years, and it was also the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere until 1978, when surpassed by the 270m Mount Isa Chimney ...more

City/Town: Johannesburg, South Africa

Opened: Jan 01 1971

Structural Height (m): 131.0

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