Winds make skyscraper unstable

2013-03-31 16:43
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Johannesburg - Gale force winds are making the construction of the city's highest building unstable, Cape Town disaster management says. 

Spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said on Sunday that a number of eyewitnesses had reported unstable scaffolding at the Portside building in the city's CBD.

"Upon arrival of the city's disaster response teams and the building inspectorate it was established that the scaffolding on the construction site has fallen to the ground."

The area had been cordoned off and the building's contractors were told to repair and stabilise the area.

"The Portside building currently under construction bordering Buitengracht, Hans Strijdom, Bree and Mechau Street, will be Cape Town's newest and tallest skyscraper," said Solomons-Johannes.

The building would have 32 floors, office, retail and banking space and 1 382 parking bays.

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