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Windows of Ponte City by Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse 
“… Ponte City is a 54-story cylindrical building, the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa, set in the Hillbrow neighborhood of Johannesburg, South Africa and built in 1975. At the time it was an extremely desirable address due to its views. Starting in the late 80s and into the 90s gang activity in and around the building caused the crime rate to soar in the tower as well as the rest of the neighborhood. Ponte City became symbolic of the crime and urban decay taking over the area.
Enter Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse … Together they collaborated (from 2008-2010) on a series of photographic tableaux in the form of contact sheets on lightboxes, depicting the life at Ponte City titled: Ponte City. [There are] three panels [which are] broken down by theme: doors, windows and TVs”” Source via Collabcubed

kilele:

Windows of Ponte City by Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse

“… Ponte City is a 54-story cylindrical building, the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa, set in the Hillbrow neighborhood of Johannesburg, South Africa and built in 1975. At the time it was an extremely desirable address due to its views. Starting in the late 80s and into the 90s gang activity in and around the building caused the crime rate to soar in the tower as well as the rest of the neighborhood. Ponte City became symbolic of the crime and urban decay taking over the area.

Enter Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse … Together they collaborated (from 2008-2010) on a series of photographic tableaux in the form of contact sheets on lightboxes, depicting the life at Ponte City titled: Ponte City. [There are] three panels [which are] broken down by theme: doors, windows and TVs”” Source via Collabcubed

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Artwork and fabrics by South African design company Shine Shine.

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