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They are also very very long lived, with almost no chance of being removed if they turn out badly.

I’ve heard this claim a few times and it puzzles me as it is almost the opposite of the reality. Low-rise sprawl, semi-D estates, etc. are far more permanent than any tall building. Some of the tallest buildings we had in Dublin – the Ballymun Towers are gone/going having lasted less than 45 years. I doubt Hawkins house will last another 10. It would be realitively trivial to get rid of Liberty Hall if SIPTU were so inclined. On the other hand, how long do you think the semi-D estates around Lucan will last for example?

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