The two towers: demolition threat to Dublin icons

The ESB will consider demolishing the iconic twin chimney stacks at the Poolbeg power generating plant in Dublin when it closes next year.

15th August, 2009

The ESB will consider demolishing the iconic twin chimney stacks at the Poolbeg power generating plant in Dublin when it closes next year.

The red-and-white twin stacks, which dominate the Dublin skyline, will become obsolete when the Pigeon House plant is decommissioned next year.

Sources said that the company management favour the demolition of the chimneys, although it is conscious that there is likely to be a strong lobby to retain the stacks. Officially, the...

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