Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cape Town: Green Point's Charming Twilight

Green Point is a neighbour hood in Cape Town, South Africa located to the north west of the central business district. It a popular residential area for young & financially able professionals and for the Cape Town gay and lesbian community mainly for its convenience to chic bars and restaurants and luxe residences. Many new mid-rise apartment and mixed-use developments have gone up in recent years. Somerset Road forms the main thoroughfare lined by numerous restaurants, caf├ęs, boutiques and nightclubs. The area, as its name would suggest marks this fantastic city’s green belt, and officials have done a pretty good job so far to reserve this place as green and underdeveloped as possible – which explains the green patches of fields that can be seen to the left of the stadium. This area previously comprised of a golf coarse and several sports fields used communally by multiple sport’s clubs, referred to as Green Point Common, but it is currently going through a major revamp to turn it into a state of the art sports' complex, where all sport’s clubs will be granted properly zoned designated areas. I’m not clear on the details but I heard they would create more tennis & squash courts, football fields, rugby fields, hockey fields and athletics tracks, which has resulted in the 75 acres golf course reduced to 72, don’t quote me, I read this a week and a half ago and don’t have it in front of me as I type this. Anyway I hope you’ll like the pic of Green Point common, with the new stadium by night – will post more Before and After pics in time.

2 comments:

  1. how lovely, this makes me miss Cape Town so much.

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  2. Follow the progress of the stadium and urban park.

    Green Point Stadium
    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=836780

    Green Point Urban Park

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=554842

    Regards

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