Updated: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:07:05 GMT | By Sapa

Cape Town Skyscraper Unstable

Gale force winds are making the construction of the city's highest building unstable, Cape Town disaster management said on Sunday.


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A number of eyewitnesses reported unstable scaffolding at the Portside building in the city's CBD, said spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

"Upon arrival of the city's disaster response teams and the building inspectorate it was established that the scaffolding on the construction site has fallen to the ground."

The area had been cordoned off and the building's contractors were told to repair and stabilise the area.

"The Portside building currently under construction bordering Buitengracht, Hans Strijdom, Bree and Mechau Street, will be Cape Town's newest and tallest skyscraper," said Solomons-Johannes.

The building would have 32 floors, office, retail and banking space, and 1,382 parking bays.

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