Re: Re: Cork Street Ghetto

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The slender metal light switches built into the door frames of all interior doors is a striking little feature – I presume these are protected as part of the Grade II listing…

One example that often comes to mind when modernist architecture or high-rise is singled out as the cause of social ills is the 12 storey Ardoyne House in Ballsbridge built in the 1960s.
If it was in Ballymun it’d be knocked in the morning, yet despite if being ‘high-rise’ and distinctively crude in design, it is one of the most supposedly exclusive addresses in the capital.

It comes across as more than just a little bizarre that those two 10ish storey ‘gateway’ buildings are going up in Ballymun as residential accommodation, while about 10 15 storey towers are coming down.
Is it another case of new and shiny coming to the rescue?

Ballymun was equally new and shiny in 1969.

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