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What if Cape Town Knocked Down its Freeways? [VIDEO]

What are some ways in which downtown Cape Town can be re-imagined?  A few key changes could fundamentally change the way the Cape Town bowl is integrated in with the harbour and sea. By moving the elevated freeway and current parking lots underground, the city gains not only space crucial to development, but also increased access to waterfront views. His proposed addition of two canals parallel to one another and flowing into the sea would also increase this area's natural flow. If this new land were to be split in between business and tourism as he indicates, the city as a whole stands to profit.