KIF or KAK?by Travis Lyle / 10.06.2009
It stands there, amid the growing incongruity of ruined blocks of seaside holiday flats and the fresh features of uShaka and shiny, new People Mover bus stops that are manned by Enforce Security guards. Slowly and quietly crumbling away, the Addington Children’s Hospital is either a work of beauty with an honourable history, which has been pointedly ignored by the new mandarins of City Hall, among them Dr ‘Marxist Urban Planning’ Mike Sutcliffe, whose penthouse apartment overlooks the decaying South Beach hood, or it is a remnant of a redundant age, an anomaly which is relevant only to dinosaurs and historians. With figs in its ears and ferns in its throat, it gazes over the sighing sands, while Afrocon uses it as a temporary office for their road works. Restore or destroy? I guess it all depends on what you love and where your heart is at.