18 Mahakan houses spared from bulldozers

via Bangkok Post, 07 July 2017: After intense discussions between the Mahakan Fort Community, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, and the army, the BMA has decided to keep 18 out of the 30 houses as a living museum. However, much less certain is the fate of the community living there.

City Hall decided Thursday that 18 out of 30 houses will be spared from demolition at the Mahakan Fort community after final negotiations with residents.

Source: 18 Mahakan houses spared from bulldozers | Bangkok Post: news

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Amid more demolishing, panel set up to evaluate Mahakan fort homes

The community at the Mahakan Fort continue to have their houses razed, but at the same time a panel has been set up to evaluate the historical value of some of the remaining houses. It looks futile at this stage, since even if the houses are preserved the living community has been actively destroyed?

A 10-member panel will be formed to look into the historical value of the remaining houses in the Mahakan Fort Community to determine whether they should be preserved, says a source close to City Hall.

Source: Panel to appraise Mahakan fort homes | Bangkok Post: lifestyle

New panel set up to adjudicate the Mahakan Fort community dispute

After uproar from multiple parties over the destruction of the community around the Mahakan Fort, a new panel has been set to determine the historic value of the remaining 24 houses.

Parties involved in settling the Mahakan Fort community land conflict appear to have gone back to square one as City Hall agreed yesterday to set up a new panel to handle the case.

Source: Mahakan Fort community row goes ‘back to square one’ | Bangkok Post: news

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Ignoring expert advice, historic Bangkok house demolished

Despite designated at as a house of historic value by the administration itself, Bangkok City Hall proceeded with the demolition of a century-old house.

Mahakan Fort mourns loss of century-old house

Source: Mahakan Fort mourns loss of century-old house | Bangkok Post: news

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Demolition of houses near historic Bangkok Fort

Despite appeals to their architectural value, the Bangkok administration proceeds with the demolishing of houses near a historic fort in Bangkok.

City Hall’s new demolition plan will put at risk houses featuring the Rama IX architectural style in Mahakan Fort Community, experts said on Saturday.

Source: Mahakan Fort’s historic houses to be demolished | Bangkok Post: news

See also: City Hall readies Mahakan demolition