Tuesday, February 10, 2009
A reader forwarded me these tasteful pics of Towells the Property Developer finally demolishing their swath of old flats in MQ, towards BSM from Costa Coffee. The imagery is quite artistic. The tenants were kicked out ages ago, and the flats have sat there, frequent home to the local Shibab [youths] and apparently had all sorts of horrible noises emanating from it late into the night.
HSE during the demolithion is, of course, non existent [this being Oman where NRIs and Pakistanis do such work] and the window breaking had to be seen to be believed. All 5 floors done with 3 or 4 guys with hammers and not a pair of shoes or safety glasses between them. No safety curtain either and both sites wide open to the public.
Some of the hoarding fell down with the recent high winds.
Yes folks, yet another housing development in MQ/Shatti/Qurm. Just what the market needs! Certainly construction costs (for materials) should be a lot better. I hope SinoHydro are putting in enough pipe for the high density housing going up in MQ.
No word on the height the replacement will be built too...