Sky bridge takes shape

PICTURE: Alain Proust

The 70 meter-long bridge comprises a steel frame with a concrete floor and roof, supported by slanted columns. Aluminium fins finish off the bottom.

Full glass sides will reveal views across the city of Cape Town, up the historic Heerengracht-Adderley Street axis, to Table Mountain.

The maximum capacity is estimated at more than 5 000 people an hour.

Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer at the CTICC, said: “We are very excited about our sky bridge which we believe is both beautiful and functional. The sky bridge is being constructed to connect CTICC 1 and CTICC 2 and will allow for the seamless movement of delegates between the two buildings. Our clients love the design of the bridge as well as the integrated CTICC complex that the bridge facilitates. As a world-class venue the CTICC is now able to welcome more events as well as host large scale events across both buildings.”

The CTICC has already secured several bookings, many of which are international conferences, which will take place either in CTICC 2 or across both buildings. The first of these is the World Congress of Audiology 2018, which will take place this month.

This will be followed by Africa’s largest telecoms, media and technology event, AfricaCom, in November.

The Investing in African Mining Indaba will be at the CTICC in February 2019, followed by the Congress of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy in April.

Africa Utility Week, with 9 000 delegates, is expected to descend on the city and the CTICC in May 2019, 2020 and 2021. “The views from the sky bridge across our beautiful city will be incredible and will certainly add to the extraordinary experience of attending an event at the CTICC. We look forward to welcoming Capetonians and visitors to experience walking across the sky bridge when it is complete,” said Ms Ellingson.