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Ballymun landmark comes down today
Published by Rte Interactive 10 July 2004 14:16
Demolition of the Ballymun tower blocks in Dublin began at midday today.
The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, was present for the start of the demolition, which comes almost four decades after the flats were first built.
Ballymun’s 36 blocks of flats were initially seen as luxurious but quickly deteriorated.
Six hundred people have already moved from their flats into new homes in the area.
A good day for Dublin, maybe now the city can move on beyond its negative image of apartment living.
Does anyone have any of the architectural models of Ballymun Shopping Centre. It would be interesting to preserve at least something of this substantial Dublin community environment