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This may be an unpopular opinion on a Ripperology forum, but housing for people living in London today is more important than preserving the location of a brutal murder that took place well over a century ago.
As is providing commercial space if people want jobs.
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As is providing commercial space if people want jobs.
Believe me, their is plenty of housing going up in this area, but ain't affordable for most Londoners....it's not for Londeners
And it can still be done without ruining the place....it's look...it's feel....and it's history.
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I'm torn on this one. Of course people need houses and jobs, but the whole of East London is being taken beyond the reach of most people on anything but a well above average wage. The developers are not responding to any need for housing, they couldn't give a monkeys about that; they are lining their own pockets. My own community Hackney Wick, just up the road from Spitalfields, is being slowly strangled by developers. It used to have the highest concentration of affordable artist studios in Europe (possibly the world) based mainly in century-old industrial warehouses. More and more of my friends are being priced out by developers and landlords who are cashing in on the post-Olympics gentrification here, and what was a real community is being replaced by boutique coffee bars and hipster microbreweries servicing the new residents of the new-build lego-towers, who don't know their neighbours and don't even work here, they mostly commute to Canning Town or Docklands.

I don't expect the world, or business, to care too much about century-old murders, but Spitalfields has already started to change from what it was - now you can buy fish and chips for 8 from an American-diner-style chip shop.

Sometimes you don't appreciate what you had until it's gone, and you realise that what replaced it has no soul, no life, no colour.

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Early this morning (02:30) I visited Mitre sq, just finished work so thought I'd See if they were destroying our history.

Sure enough, the builders are in, only the cobbles and square are open to walk in, the buildings around are covered in scaffolding, Mitre passage is covered, you can still walk through church passage but, it looks like the end of the square we know it.

This is a real tragedy and I can only put a curse on Boris Johnson for allowing this disgraceful destruction of a truly historic site, still I suppose money talks and I'm sure some local government officials have had their pockets well and truly lined or am I being Cynical.
Yes, well, thank heaven for archives then.

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Ironically the development at the market over the old site of Dorset Street could very well mean that you will be able to once again stand on the exact spot of the Mary Kelly murder, as it looks like it will no longer be a heavy good loading bay.
Time will soon show us.
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Yes, covered completely by a building, the service road has gone, you wouldn't even know there was ever a road there.

None of this is housing, it's all office space which we are desperate for - not.
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