Past Future Building

archival print/dibond/white frame
88.6-48.8 inches, (edition 5 + 2 a.p.)

The futuristic-looking Johannesburg Sun Hotel is an abandoned hotel consisting of two towers of different heights. It is one of the landmarks on Jeppe Street. The smaller 22-story rear tower was built in 1970 as The Tollman Towers hotel. As the CBD fell into disrepair, the striking blue glass towers were converted into a Holiday Inn Garden Court. Due to a lack of demand for hotels in the CBD, the hotel closed completely in 1998. It reopened very shortly before the 2002 Earth Summit on Sustainable Development as the KwaDukuza eGoli Hotel, a name meaning “meeting place in the city of gold.”

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