Thursday, February 25, 2010

Istanbul in the Spotlight


The city is rife with buildings with glaring flaws, like ground floors with walls or columns removed to make way for store displays, or a succession of illegal new floors added in each election period on the presumption that local officials will look the other way.

This week all the papers are full of these articles, about 'Cities That Wait to Die'. It's the same old story, but these cities will probably clean up a lot faster than Haiti.

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