Saturday, May 13, 2006

Crane your neck to see the Belfast skyline

One of the easiest ways to evaluate the regeneration of a city is to count the cranes in the skyline. For a period about four years ago, Belfast city centre looked like a car park for cranes. And over Christmas, the sky was lit up as each building site competed to outclass each other’s fairy-light-festooned cranes.

Today, the view over South Belfast shows there is still some development, though less than before. (If you squint, there is a crane count of about three or four.)

Next time I'm high up and facing east, I'll report back about East Belfast's crane count.

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