Alarming messages from Denmark
Ok, the story appeared on an engineers website but still it’s an alarming message. Without mentioning any historical value of the bunkers, Poul Erik Faurholm of CMP Demolition A/S makes a cold calculation on how the bunkers could be demolished. The only question is: “Who’s going to pay for this all”.
I hope Danish government officials have some historical vision and will not begin to think about removing these bunkers because they are so very dangerous to tourists as Faurholm states. Nonsense of course. If you’ve ever seen the coast of Jutland you’ll know it’s huge, and the places where bunkers lurk under the ocean “like sharks” are minimal. The article states that in 2003 “it was estimated that it would cost a total of 130 million crowns to remove a total of 593 German bunkers on the coast”. Faurholm already has Danish Crown signs in his eyes. Luckily there are engineers who have some feeling with history, instead of a pure technical view.
Karl Kaas Laursen states it very right on the same website:
The bunkers are a huge part of our heritage, and for us who have grown up with them, they are simply a part of the west coast. Let them be! Are they a danger, because you might get a bruise, if care is not taken? I once got a sore big toe, because I kicked to the curb. I think we should start to tear up all the curbs, and it can not go fast enough. (Irony may occur)
In: Demolition/Disappearing, Denmark, News · Tagged with: atlantikwall, blockhaus, bunkers, demolition, denmark, economy, heritage, history, monumenten, monuments, value