The Verge covers Philip Bloom’s short film on Johannesburg’s most iconic residential tower.
Johannesburg’s Ponte Tower was built in 1975 as a monument to luxury. The enclosed space at the center of the cylindrical apartment block was to house shops and a dry ski slope; some of its apartments were three stories tall and came with inbuilt hot tubs. But Ponte Tower fell into disrepair, and became a dirty, dangerous place.
The film is very short, but very well done.