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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Can Addis Ababa stop its architectural gems being hidden under high-rises?

While Ethiopia’s ancient sites are valued, urban heritage is an afterthought in a city forced to expand ever upwards Only rubble remains of the former home of Dejazmatch Asfaw Kebede, a member of Emperor Haile Selassie’s government. Built in the early 1900s, and inspired by Indian as well as Ethiopian architecture, the building was demolished in early January without the knowledge of Addis Ababa’s conservation agency, the Culture and Tourism Bureau. Demolition and reconstruction are now the most common sights along Addis Ababa’s unrecognisably altered skeleton skyline. The collateral damage is the city’s heritage. Addis Ababa is beginning to look like an imitation of some other city Destroying heritage buildings means destroying your history. The destruction of any part of it leaves us poorer Related: Soaring arches, broken tiles: why Gaudí’s style was perfect for Senegal Continue reading...
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