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Foreshore recce: the mother ship

June 1, 2011

A representative of Future Cape Town (http://futurecapetown.com/) sent me on a late-night mission to video the neon lights he’d seen on Cape Town’s Foreshore. I parked at the Naspers Centre and went in search of the strange phenomenon. A glimpse of bright colours led me down a dark and dodgy street to the Vodacom data centre on the corner of Louis Gradner Street and Martin Hammerschlag Way (behind the Artscape).

This digital light show forms the building’s façade – a great way to improve a rather bland and inactive neighbourhood. Unfortunately, due to the darkness, I couldn’t capture the context of the display. Suffice it to say that the area is deserted after dark. So what’s the point? I’d like to see something like this in a more vibrant part of town. Check it out:

 

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