The "civic spine" has been torn down, the monstrosity thought up by mayor of Johannesburg circa 1984, Eddie Magid, is no more. The positively frightening brick and steel graffiti laden pissoirs have been reduced to rubble and in their place will be plants and pots and good soft natural things, And hopefully they will fix the fountain.
Also cut off the view from the street of the beautiful library and City Hall. Apparently we need to thank Flo Bird for the demolition. All this due to the Soccer World Cup coming to these parts in 2010.
I'm no soccer fan, but I'm liking this World Cup stuff.