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Old November 21st, 2016, 01:14 PM   #941
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He said it should be undercover, not gotten rid of entirely I like the idea of a rooftop garden vibe, since they got rid of the garden in the square.
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Old November 21st, 2016, 01:43 PM   #942
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Imagine this! - the Metropol Parasol in Seville.
That place was so frikken hot at lunchtime, they need this shade structure, but what a structure!!

Metropol-Parasol-08 by Дмитрий Кругляк, on Flickr
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Old November 21st, 2016, 02:39 PM   #943
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No way it can be kept clean because folk just don't give a **** - keeping a city neat is not one of their priorities.
To be fair, getting to and from work is -- and always should be -- more of a priority than keeping a city neat.
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To be fair, getting to and from work is -- and always should be -- more of a priority than keeping a city neat.
Surely both endeavours can be aspired to in equal measure : getting to and from work on time AND keeping the city neat and clean. It doesn't cost anything to put waste matter into the bins provided. What is needed is a programme of education for commuters informing them that using the refuse bins is the healthy,right and proper thing to do.
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amen
And also a decent squad of dutiful cleaners.
CCID - for example - have proved how courteous, hardworking staff can make a difference in the city!
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Old November 23rd, 2016, 10:33 AM   #946
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Perspective of the planned development:



Full article and link to the rezoning application at Future Cape Town


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Source: Makeka Designs
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Old November 23rd, 2016, 01:16 PM   #947
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In the original redevelopment plans for the station the historical old locomotive which was such a wonderful sight on the station concourse before the superficial renovations for the World Cup was undertaken was supposed to have been encased in glass(!) and displayed for all to see on the station forecourt . That was the plan. An imaginary project which will probably never happen for the engine was removed from the station never to be seen again. Another part of South Africa's history gone.The loco was a deserving "National Monument" under the old government dispensation. The loco was the the first engine to draw the coaches on the first railway line between Cape Town and Wellington in 1861 - apparently the train driver wore a top hat and morning coat on the inaugural train journey!
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