Luanda eyes future, neglects architectural past

By Cecile de Comarmond (AFP)

 LUANDA — Cranes and new high-rises dominate Luanda’s skyline, signs of a sweeping post-war reconstruction transforming the Angolan capital, often at the expense of its centuries-old architectural heritage.

“We have a lot of trouble stopping the process of destruction, because the law doesn’t scare anyone. There’s a problem of impunity,” said architect Angela Mingas.

“And then there’s always the politically correct argument that says the country has other problems to solve,” she added. More……………

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