The Bank of Lisbon building in the Johannesburg CBD was demolished on this morning.
Last week, the Gauteng provincial government confirmed that the Bank of Lisbon building will be imploded and the decision comes after a structural assessment on the building was conducted, following the fatal fire in September 2018.
The 31-storey building is situated at 37 Pixley ka Isaka Seme Street, in Johannesburg central.
The infrastructure development department head, Bethuel Netshiswinzhe,said the department has contracted Jet Demolition (Pty) Ltd, as part of a competitive bidding process, to provide the implosion service.
“The contractor has completed pre-demolition works that includes amongst others decanting, salvaging, stripping of walls, ceilings and carpets, wrapping of the walls and demolition of basement floor slaps around the main structure core,” he said.
He said the project and clearing of site will be completed in March 2020.
Courtesy of MMLIVE.