Rising to 732 feet tall in the heart of Johannesburg, the Carlton Centre reigned supreme as the loftiest building in Africa for many decades until 2017 saw it surpassed (literally--by more than 100 feet) by the Jemma Al Djazair mosque in Algiers. The 50-story skyscraper--once a glitzy hotel catering to politicians and celebrities--is still plenty epic, and its top-floor wraparound viewing deck serves as one of Johannesburg's best-known attractions. The Top of Africa, as it's called, affords an unreal view: Besides surveying all of South Africa's biggest city, you can gaze out as far as Pretoria, the country's administrative capital. Down below, meanwhile, the Carlton Centre's lower floors host a big and busy shopping mall.
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