There has been some debate lately as to whether the, now closed, Poolbeg Power Station chimney stacks should be demolished.
The stacks are a landmark of Dublin city, but would resources be better spent elsewhere rather than on the structural repair and upkeep of these icons? Only a few years a go Dublin’s iconic Ballymun towers were demolished. Should all iconic buildings / architectural features be preserved? One designer suggested making a skybridge, turning the stacks into a tourist attraction similar to the London Eye or Sydney Opera House. Personally, I think they should be turned into launch towers, somewhere we can fire or catapult all the corrupt politicians into outer space – which is where many of them seem to already inhabit!
What do you think?
This photo was taken in 2010, on another icon; a Leica M6 loaded with 17yrs out of date Kodachrome.