Thursday, February 24, 2005


Hot Air?

As I read the Irish Independent today,I was surprised to hear of plans to build a giant €1m helium-filled balloon that will be permanently anchored 150 metres above Dublin city centre and which will carry up to 60 people at a time.
It will be anchored to the ground by two-inch thick steel cables and it will be 30 metres taller than the Spire.

Charges for a trip over the city are expected to be in the region of €12 to €19 for adults and half that charge for children.

"It's totally safe," said Dermot McLaughlin,chief executive of Temple Bar Properties,the company behind the plan.

It better be safe and those cables better hold!As I read about this,it dawned on me - just how dangerous would that bloody Spire be if that balloon ever got loose?!


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