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    Photographs of the 55 stories Ponte city - the tallest residential building in Africa. Used as a location to film “District 9”, “Chappie” and “Re… Read More
    Photographs of the 55 stories Ponte city - the tallest residential building in Africa. Used as a location to film “District 9”, “Chappie” and “Resident Evil”. Read Less
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Ponte City

Ponte city tower is probably the most amazing and also terrifying piece of dystopian architecture I've ever seen.

The 55 stories tower in Johannesburg is the tallest residential building in Africa 
and was used as a location to film 
“District 9”, “Chappie” and “Resident Evil”. 
By the 1990s, many gangs moved into the building and it became extremely unsafe. 
Ponte City was symbolic of the crime and urban decay. 
The core filled with debris fourteen storeys high as the owners left the building. 
There were even proposals to turn the building into a highrise prison! 
A place with a dark past but a bright future.

Many  thanks to the lovely young people from Dlalanje for helping me make these shots!

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