Ballymun's last tower blocks to be gone by 2014
THE last of the Ballymun tower blocks will be demolished by summer 2014. The Joseph Plunkett Tower and two others on Balbutcher Lane will be knocked from this autumn, the Irish Independent has learned.
Seven 15-storey tower blocks were built in Ballymun between 1966 and 1969, named after the leaders of the 1916 Rising. A further 19 eight-storey blocks were also erected.
Tender documents from Dublin City Council show that the cost of demolishing the last of the towers will be €2m.
A spokeswoman said just five of the original blocks remained, with preparatory work under way to demolish two of these.
Work on demolishing the final three will begin in the autumn and take 35 weeks to complete, meaning the towers should be gone by next summer.