The end of the West End?

McRackin

Super Moderator
Two weeks ago there was an article on DDI titled "The metamorphosis of Sant Antoni"...

A few weeks ago I took a visitor from outside the island to Sant Antoni and I admit that I was embarrassed. It saddens me that a municipality with so much potential continues to be the island's black sheep despite its new luxury hotels in Cala Gració. Even those who claim to love this town live on the outskirts of an ugly and noisy urban core. Only the old murals of the Bloop Festival give color to those narrow and unattractive streets that do not invite you to walk through them. Luckily there is still Ses Variades, that promenade that borders the sea and ends at the Aquarium Cap Blanc, a picturesque little entrance to the sea that takes you away from the outside fauna. In more than ten years that I have known Sant Antoni, I have not seen significant improvements or changes. All good intentions stay in projects that go nowhere. That is why any initiative that leads to the long-awaited reconversion is good news. But it is clear that this path does not depend only on politicians, but also on neighbors and businessmen. The aid that the City Council will allocate to the reconversion of the West End premises is a seed in a wasteland. It is necessary to move the earth, water it, hours of sunshine and care for that germ to sprout and Sant Antoni to be reborn after its well-deserved metamorphosis.

... I'm sure many people agreed with its content!
 

Digital2013

Well-Known Member
Two weeks ago there was an article on DDI titled "The metamorphosis of Sant Antoni"...

A few weeks ago I took a visitor from outside the island to Sant Antoni and I admit that I was embarrassed. It saddens me that a municipality with so much potential continues to be the island's black sheep despite its new luxury hotels in Cala Gració. Even those who claim to love this town live on the outskirts of an ugly and noisy urban core. Only the old murals of the Bloop Festival give color to those narrow and unattractive streets that do not invite you to walk through them. Luckily there is still Ses Variades, that promenade that borders the sea and ends at the Aquarium Cap Blanc, a picturesque little entrance to the sea that takes you away from the outside fauna. In more than ten years that I have known Sant Antoni, I have not seen significant improvements or changes. All good intentions stay in projects that go nowhere. That is why any initiative that leads to the long-awaited reconversion is good news. But it is clear that this path does not depend only on politicians, but also on neighbors and businessmen. The aid that the City Council will allocate to the reconversion of the West End premises is a seed in a wasteland. It is necessary to move the earth, water it, hours of sunshine and care for that germ to sprout and Sant Antoni to be reborn after its well-deserved metamorphosis.

... I'm sure many people agreed with its content!

Hate to sound defeatist but unless they are planning on bombing the whole centre and starting again they need to be realistic, even if the West End goes San An isn't full of great architecture.

The flats near the Marina are some of the tallest buildings in Ibiza and they aren't winning any design awards, pulling them down would cost millions
 

feynman

Well-Known Member
Hate to sound defeatist but unless they are planning on bombing the whole centre and starting again they need to be realistic, even if the West End goes San An isn't full of great architecture.

The flats near the Marina are some of the tallest buildings in Ibiza and they aren't winning any design awards, pulling them down would cost millions
They need this flats. Living space is less in Ibiza
 
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