National Geographic : 1942 Dec
Aircraft Operating Company Where Johannesburg's Towering Skyscrapers Now Rise, Stretched Barren VeldOnly 56Years Ago Today this Midas-touched city is a maze of tall buildings and residential suburbs covering more than 85 square miles. Vast tailing dumps from the mines form aback drop. The tallest structure is 21-story Escom House, upper left (page 738). Cutting across the lower rightare railway lines, mostly electrified.