Union Buildings in South Africa - Stock Image

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Union Buildings in Pretoria - Tshwane, as seen from the front, more recent picture #10476345 and full building evening sunset at http://tiny.ly/Dosq
South African Union Buildings seen here at sundown.
The Union Buildings were built from light sandstone and designed by the Sir Herbert Baker in the English monumental style. The Buildings are over 275 m long and a semi-circular shape, with the two wings at the sides that represent the union of a formerly divided people. (English and Afrikaans). The Union Buildings are considered by many to be the architect's greatest achievement and a South African architectural masterpiece. The cornerstone was laid in November 1910. Requiring over 1,265 workers over 3 years to build, the structure was completed in 1913.
Today, the official seat of the South African government and also the offices of the President of South Africa.
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