Re: Re: Cork Street Ghetto
It is frustrating that not even one of the iconic towers of Ballymun is being preserved – what not?
I agree absolutely – it’s quite sad. In ten years time or so people will be looking at old photos of the Ballymum towers with something akin to nostalgia or at least curiousity. Having said that, can you imagine the headlines: “An Taisce calls for the retention of Ballymun towers” – it’d be great fodder for the shrilly indignant media commentators.
I don’t think so. If you knew Ballymun Flats, they were hated on every front: the people who lived in them hated them (history of suicides, thrashed communal spaces), the people in the wider area hated them (obviously) and they were a maintenance headache for the council (temperature control problems).