Thursday, March 22, 2007
Right way ,wrong way
A few weeks ago I put a photo of this beautiful building in Ringsend. Built a couple of years ago on the banks of the Dodder river, it has never been occupied.
The reason is that the foundations were never "tanked", a process which would stop water from seeping under and into the building .
When the tide is in, the basement is flooded.
Local people have all told me of this sorry mess. A consultant team of engineers from Germany have inspected the building and recommend total removal and a rebuild.(Its a big one)
The lawyers will be the big winners in the end.
Today one of the windows shattered as the building starts to list.
So its days on the Ringsend skyline are numbered.