The Castle Of Good Hope Is Falling Apart

Well maybe.

The government is pumping more than R1 million into the restoration of the Castle of Good Hope – raising concerns that the country’s oldest building is falling apart.

The maintenance started in May and includes the reinforcement of walls and fixing of roof leaks. The decision to do the work was taken after slates on the Leerdam bastion came loose a few months ago.

Seems to me that a once a decade restoration is about right. I question whether it’s wise to host the J&B Global party there on Friday this week.

Gabriël Fagan Architects, which did extensive preservation work at the castle in 1999, have again been called upon to do the restoration work at the historic building.

via Castle of Good Hope collapsing? – IOL Travel Western Cape | IOL.co.za.

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