Thursday, June 11, 2015

Plans for more Tigné towers raise concerns

Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Times, 11 June 2015
by Caroline Muscat

A tower planned for Fort Cambridge, in Tigné is an entirely new proposal the Sliema local council insists it has never heard about.

It is one of two towers planned for the crowded peninsula, raising once again the controversy over congestion, air pollution and population density.

The topic is to be raised at the Sliema council by councillor Michael Briguglio, a former chairman of Alternattiva Demokratika, who pointed out the Fort Cambridge tower had never been on the cards.

While the tower at the Town Square project had been debated, the 40-storey high tower on top of Fort Cambridge officers’ mess is entirely new. It will be Malta’s highest tower block.

“We were never given any indication of such heights. I did my PhD on the development, so I know a great deal about the case. This wasn’t in the plans,” Dr Briguglio said.

Read more in Times of Malta.

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