Some old Housing Development Board (HDB) flats located at Zion Road will be demolished to make way for new development. So they say most of the ‘pro’ demolition arguments centre around the “It’s ugly” standpoint without actually taking the architectural merit into account. Most of the flats (Block 88 to 92) were built in the 1970s. Granted, there will be a big hole where they once stood, but it will soon be replaced with new modern looking buildings at some point. The design of the whole place will be definitely changed too. No doubt that the new development will have lots of glass as most modern buildings do. The question is are we so easily impressed with shiny things? Just because it’s shiny doesn’t mean it’s good. Modern buildings don’t appear to have the ‘shelf life’ of older ones. They seem more disposable. Everyone loves nostalgia, i guess.
It is one of those few remaining old flats of its type and it will be soon be part of the history of Singapore city and of course at Zion Road in particular.
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