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Top 7 unusual buildings in Africa that are architectural wonders

July 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Lifestyle

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Staff Writer

July 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Lifestyle

Pineapple building in South Africa — Travelstart

Pineapple building

Constructed by members of Bathurst’s agricultural community in the 1980s, the building, which is made of metal and fibreglass, is three stories tall.

Farmers who had settled at the location of the building in the 18th century found it hard to grow crops successfully.

But the situation improved when they started planting pineapples, so locals decided to honour the fruit by constructing a building in its shape.

The inside of the building contains a museum dedicated to the fruit with a variety of pineapple products available for sale. Even though it is a carbon copy of a similar building in Australia, the Big Pineapple is taller by just over two feet and hence it has the title as the World’s Largest Pineapple.

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