South Africa’s and the Gauteng Province’s business hub is Johannesburg. As a result, it serves as a vital hub for a variety of activities, including governmental, commercial, and cultural as well as retail. The city offers an almost limitless variety of activities and sights. Additionally, it is the location of the OR Tambo International Airport, which has helped Johannesburg become the starting point for millions of tourists from other countries. The city’s central business district (CBD), which is typically characterized by imposing architectural features and skyscrapers, is where Diagonal Street is located.
Helmut Jahn, a renowned German-American architect who has completed projects all over the world, created the famous structure known as Eleven Diagonal Street. Its distinctly diamond-shaped design blends in beautifully with the City of Gold and the treasures that it has produced throughout the years.
Flat glass surfaces have been used to do this, reflecting the sun in a variety of directions to provide a glittering effect. Eleven Diagonal Street is one of the architectural wonders of the City of Gold, towering above the Johannesburg skyline and dazzling as its numerous glass facets capture and reflect sunlight. This architecture is only one of the wonders to be found on Diagonal Street, as its name suggests.
It is intriguing to walk down Diagonal Street in its entirety, which is likewise of considerable significance. The segregation rules of the Apartheid administration had a particularly large impact on this area. Once upon a time, the neighbourhood was vibrant and multiracial. The Group Areas Act was then put into effect, making Diagonal Street exclusive to white people. It rapidly deteriorated and was completely disregarded.
Only recently, including Diagonal Street and its surroundings, did Johannesburg’s CBD undergo an urban renovation program. This has turned it into a centre of activity and made it much safer to explore. The inner city’s urban ambience, which gives it such remarkable and distinctive qualities, will now be preserved and promoted.