Astor Mansions is an Art Deco style building that was designed by architects Obel & Obel in 1931 and completed in 1932. The building was residential with street level retail and first floor professional office space. It was built to the maximum height of 140 feet permitted by the City Council. The building had a short lived stint as the tallest building in Johannesburg until the completion of the Ansteys Building in 1935.

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  • Astor Mansions is an Art Deco style building that was designed by architects Obel & Obel in 1931 and completed in 1932. The building was residential with street level retail and first floor professional office space. It was built to the maximum height of 140 feet permitted by the City Council. The building had a short lived stint as the tallest building in Johannesburg until the completion of the Ansteys Building in 1935. It is situated on stand 1094 on the corner of Jeppe and von Brandis Streets in Johannesburg. It is probably one of the city’s finest examples of New York Art Deco architecture. The building forms part of a collection of notable Art Deco corner buildings found along Jeppe Street, namely, Castle Mansions, Manner’s Mansions, and Anstey’s. Astor Mansions displays clear references to the Chrysler Building in New York, particularly the iconic curved zigzag. The name was inspired by the Waldorf Astoria New York, named for the "Astors", a wealthy American family who made their fortune through real estate, which was completed in the same year. (en)
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  • 1932
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  • Astor Mansions, cnr Jeppe and von Brandis Str in Johannesburg
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  • Astor Mansions is an Art Deco style building that was designed by architects Obel & Obel in 1931 and completed in 1932. The building was residential with street level retail and first floor professional office space. It was built to the maximum height of 140 feet permitted by the City Council. The building had a short lived stint as the tallest building in Johannesburg until the completion of the Ansteys Building in 1935. (en)
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  • Astor Mansions (en)
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