Never Judge a Book (or a Building) by its Cover!


Dear Net Buddies & Blazers,

South Africa is home to one of the most innovative and inspiring buildings built this century. But its story starts almost 100 years ago in 1921.  At that time, and for a long time after, these structures, at 57m, were the tallest buildings in Africa.

Your mental fitness action for today is to answer 3 short questions:

1) What were these buildings originally built to do?

2) What do they do now?

3) If you had been the architect charged to re-design what these buildings do today – what would you have chosen?

We will share the truth of what happened after you post many of your ideas.

5 Comments on “Never Judge a Book (or a Building) by its Cover!

Paballa Maanwane
May 22, 2020 at 4:11 am

1 . Those tallest building were used mostly by white people for business purposes.

2. They are now used for residential and business purposes. Also as hotels.

3. I would have chosen to redesign them for incubation centers for learners, with libraries and other neccessary areas for learners

Bernard Makhanya
May 21, 2020 at 12:03 pm

To make SA a better place.
These building makes SA beautiful and they also put SA on the map to attract tourists.
I would have made the tallest, most amazing building in the world.

Tefo Motlogelwa
May 21, 2020 at 11:58 am

To display contemporary art pieces
To be an art school

Ongeziwe Tyapa
May 21, 2020 at 11:50 am

To block other people entering other areas.
They give us memories about what happened 100 years ago.
To cover each area

Thembela Mjonono
May 21, 2020 at 11:47 am

1. Power Station
2. Produce Electricity
3. A factory


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