South Africa, Cape Town Guide (B): Zeitz Mocaa, the New Pride of Cape Town

Zeitz Mocaa, the New Pride of Cape Town
I enter a world of concrete, steel and glass towering me. Elevators are going up and down like the pistons of an internal combustion engine. In a cylindrical staircase movement is created by spectators going from one level to another. Looking up, the spiral of the staircase resembles a drill bit. Following the steel pipes running along a concrete tunnel, I notice rusty handles. They used to control the opening of the silos to load the grains onto wagons. The wagons would then take them straight to the boats anchored in the nearby harbour. Of the 42 57-metre tall cement cylinders that used to compose what once was the tallest structure in Sub-Saharan Africa, eight are left, all cut out or carved. Turned into a world-class museum, this industrial landmark has kept its soul and now hosts more than a hundred galleries exhibiting contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

The industrial character of the Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

The industrial character of the Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

The industrial character of the Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

The Zeitz MOCAA on the waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

Located on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront with Table Mountain in the background, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa) is the largest of the kind. Standing among the most expensive real estate of all of the continent, it was made possible thanks to the private collection of Jochen Zeitz. The ex-CEO of Puma ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Zeitz Mocaa, the New Pride of Cape Town
Guide Location: South Africa » Cape Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art  
Author: Marcella Van Alphen
Read it on author's website: https://bestregardsfromfar.com/2018/03/05/zeitz-mocaa-cape-town/

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