[RECORD NOMINATION] Africa Records Institute (AFRI) – P13. The Leonardo (South Africa) : The tallest building in Africa.


(WorldKings.org) The Leonardo is a 55 floor mixed-use property development in South Africa. It is the tallest building in Africa.

The Leonardo is a 55 floor mixed-use property development in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa that stands at a height of 234 metres (768 ft). The building is built at 75 Maude street, approximately 100 metres from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange



The development includes street level shops as well as an above ground podium, where a swimming pool, restaurant and several other facilities are located. The facilities are open to public use, and can be booked through Legacy Hotels and Resorts.




It has been announced that the 2100 square metre, 3 floor penthouse apartment will go on the market for R180million which, if sold, will make this the most expensive sectional title property ever sold in South Africa. The entire structure will cost R2 billion and consist of 200 apartments and 11 floors of commercial office.




The design has changed significantly since it was announced and was originally scheduled to be designed by AMA architect firm and be completed by 2010.

On 17 November 2015, the Leonardo began construction. The original height of the building according to The Leonardo website was 150 m . By early September 2016, the 4 floor underground parking structure had reached ground level.



By mid March 2017, the core of the structure was approximately 6 floors above ground. On April 2018, the Leonardo was the tallest building in Sandton, exceeding the Sandton City Office tower which stands at 141 m. By mid April 2019, the Leonardo was topped out and is now officially the tallest building in Africa.


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