Could Hillbrow Tower become Africa's Eiffel?
The JDA and its partners intend to turn Hillbrow Tower into an inspiring tourist attraction.
JOHANNESBURG - Hillbrow's notoriety could become a remnant of the past, with plans by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) to revamp the Hillbrow Tower.
In the wake of urban renewal projects in Newtown, Braamfontein and Maboneng, the Hillbrow Tower is the next step in the plans to create a an inner city that is functional and liveable.
The JDA and its partners intend to turn Hillbrow Tower into an inspiring tourist attraction that will be a safe and pedestrian-friendly space over the next three years.
JDA chief executive Thanduxolo Mendrew said that the intention with this project was to create the largest public art space Johannesburg has ever seen.
"Our aim is to have a facility similar to the Eiffel Tower in Johannesburg. Everyone knows the defining landmark of Johannesburg as the Hillbrow Tower."
He further added that the aim is to have the Hillbrow Tower as the centre public artwork of the entire precinct."