Sunday, May 18, 2008

Campanile #3

We are still at the top of the Campanile, but looking south today towards Humewood. This freeway is a "monument" to bad town planning and there has been talk of decommisioning it, in favour of renewing the CBD. (Parts of it just hang in space, ending abruptly, because the planners took it for granted that the mosques that were in its path would be demolished, along with the rest of the South End area, in an Apartheid blitz. But spirited opposition from the Muslim community succeeded in preventing it, and so the freeway provides a reminder that even the most draconian governments do not ALWAYS have things their own way!)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, dear... I hope its renewal won't take 15 years at a 15 billion cost (those are Big Dig figures).

    Have a nice week ahead. :)