Bank of Lisbon building in Joburg to be demolished after strong fire

The Bank of Lisbon building in the Johannesburg CBD will be demolished within the next few months because of serious structural damage caused by strong deadly fire. As the Gauteng provincial government says, the catastrophe occurred in September 2018 and claimed the lives of three firefighters who tried to put out the blaze.

The government decreed that demolishing the Bank of Lisbon building is the best option. The decision has been made after considering the assessment report and ways to remedy the structural damage.

“There is a whole process that we have to follow from the stakeholders including the neighbors and all other people who have an interest. The contractor that we have appointed will present a plan and once all those plans are approved, we will set the date for the demolition,” the South African government representative, Thabo Masebe says.

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