Ponte Tower

In the heart of Johannesburg, there is probably no building more notorious than Ponte City. The cylindrical tower with a hollow core was built in the 1970s as luxury apartments only for whites. In the ensuing decades, as whites decamped to the suburbs, Ponte became a symbol of urban decay, overrun by drug dealers and gangs and dubbed "suicide central" because of the number of people who chose to end their lives by hurling themselves off the tower.

Today, Ponte is undergoing a renaissance. The building has

Subtitled for hard of hearing and for any issues with understanding accents! :) For non subtitled version please click here: https://vimeo.com/51295174 FIRST OF FOUR FILMS FROM SOUTH AFRICA. FOR THE REST CHECK MY OTHER VIDEOS HERE. Mini documentary on the icon of Johannesburg Ponte Tower. As always I make these available for download to see the image better...still heavily compressed but a bit better than streaming...please watch on a nice big TV! Shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. For al

Mini documentary on the icon of Johannesburg Ponte Tower

As always I make these available for download to see the image better...still heavily compressed but a bit better than streaming...please watch on a nice big TV!

Shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. For all the info you need and the answer to probably all your questions then visit my blog post here! philipbloom.net/?p=27565
Timelapse shot on the 5Dmk3 in bracketing mode.

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