“What a shame Stormont is on a hill..”

BBC NI political editor Mark Devenport got on his bike today to have a closer look at the great hole in Cromac Street. And he learned a couple of things

1. Even with gravity on my side, I am not as fit as I used to be when I cycled to work every day back in the 1980s.
2. I now know Belfast is built on sleech, the sludgy estuarine deposits on the banks of the Lagan. So many Belfast buildings are propped up on timber piles, effectively built on sand. What a shame Stormont is on a hill, it really feels like it should be a sleechy place.

I couldn’t possibly comment on (1).. but on (2) he might have a point.

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  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    The severe structural faults in the previous Stormo edifice which collapsed in 1972 due to
    poor design by the now disgraced local architects has been rectified in the current structure by
    the new Irish and British architects and is built on firm all Ireland foundations to a very high international standard and designed to withstand occasional temporary closure and severe internal and external pressures.

  • Sammy, your post is a fine example of the verb sleech: urinate, piss 🙂 SND

  • Panic, These Ones Likes It Up Them.

    Politicians should never be elevetated by physical structures.

    Most of them rise all to high from the hot air they release.