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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.

Things are looking UP !!

The building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.


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OldBat   [May 18, 2016 at 12:04 AM]
Most of Dubai's towers were built on empty desert. Malta's seem to be replacing everything of character!
Martin Powell   [May 18, 2016 at 12:29 AM]
Ghar-id-Dud means Cave of Worms. Compare with can of worms.
admin   [May 18, 2016 at 12:33 AM]
I'm sure in 100 years' time it will be praised to the skies (excuse pun). Assuming it hasn't done a 'Balluta restaurant' before then.
Mitch Hinde   [May 20, 2016 at 11:08 PM]
Whose absolutly crackpot idea is that. Are they trying to turn Malta into just another holiday island while ruining the architecture and culture of a unique place?
Martin Powell   [May 20, 2016 at 11:39 PM]
That about sums it up nicely.
phillrose   [Aug 07, 2017 at 10:41 AM]
A comment was made with regard to Singapore which would equally apply here. They are knocking down all the tourist attractions to build hotels to put the tourists in.
admin   [Aug 07, 2017 at 11:30 AM]
A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox...ha ha ha ha ha etc...(G&S - Pirates).
Grahame Cain   [Aug 09, 2017 at 01:36 PM]
This is just ghastly! It will be visible from Gozo, just like the ghastly Portomaso Tower in Paceville. At 38 storeys it would only be exceeded by the 40 storey twin tower block proposed at the site of the Officers Mess. The whole place has gone mad!!
phillrose   [Aug 13, 2017 at 10:28 AM]
I was looking round a photographic display in the Castille, and I commented to the receptionist what an eyesore the Portomaso Tower was, ruining the skyline, I was more or less told to go away and mind my own business, clearly the spirit of Anglo Maltese friendship was lacking here. Grahame, I can only agree with you.

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