Egypt Gets Its Own 'Central Park'

Cairo's new 74-acre park, Al Azhar, is located on what was a centuries-old rubbish heap.
May 27, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Developers hope the park, scheduled to open in the next few weeks, will bring desperately needed green space to this arid, polluted megalopolis of 17 million people, one of the world's most congested cities. They also hope the park will help revitalize a troubled urban neighborhood and important historic district, home to some of the world's most valuable Islamic monuments."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in The Christian Science Monitor
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