Friday 24 November 2017

Building up and tearing our culture down

The demolition of the original Windmill Lane studios has blown away a place of great importance, writes Declan Lynch

Illustration: Jim Cogan
Illustration: Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

The punchline, appropriately, was at the end. Reading through the story about the demolition of what was once the Windmill Lane studios, you eventually got to the part where the property investment company Hibernia REIT, had stated that it would "take into account" the site's history.

Then you looked at the image illustrating the piece on Independent.ie - a picture of a building completely destroyed - and you had to laugh.

They would take the history into account, would they? They would have a good think about that, about all the artists of global renown who made so many records of such quality in there, and they would act accordingly?

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