New Delhi's Super-Park Will Completely Dwarf Central Park
But how will they build a 1,200-square-foot park smack dab in the center of the fourth biggest city in the world? That's the dilemma. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture plans to knit together several different adjacent sites, like the Sunder Nursery, Humayun's Tomb, nearby gardens, heritage areas, and an old zoo. The group also wants to carve out a lake and create a Mughal garden in the lush urban oasis.
Alright, stitching together some adjoining green spaces isn't that bad. So what exactly is the problem? Well, first of all, no formal proposal has been filed. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, there's a lot of bureaucratic red tape when it comes to getting the rights to the land. For example, the tomb is controlled by the Archaeological Survey of
If they're successful, New Delhians will have in their own backyard, a space that falls somewhere in between such renowned
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