At the edge of the artificial canal along the old airmail runway, women and children chat on the lawns, indifferent to the sounds escaping from the construction sites of the towers under construction. A kiosk promises sweets and refreshments, a sweet voice rises from a loudspeaker to welcome visitors... A flight of seagulls from the hustle and bustle of downtown, here we are in the strangely policed world of Anfa Park, the green lung of Casa Anfa, the future Manhattan of the economic capital of Morocco. On the esplanade of the Palmeraie, where waves of purple flowers undulate at the foot of the brand new buildings, one wonders. Where is this sprawling "monster" of 3.6 million inhabitants portrayed by the Casaouis who castigate as much as they adore a city sometimes messy, often crowded, but which remains a formidable showcase of avant-garde architectural styles of the twentieth century?
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