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Blue Line construction intrudes on history

Valuable old buildings which form part of the national heritage are being put at risk

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While many residents are eagerly awaiting the next subway line to ease the agony of commuting, another kind of woe has arisen because of the construction - that of the cost to Bangkok's cultural heritage, in particular in the city's treasured old quarter. 

Workers begin construction of the Blue Line subway in Yaowarat. Locals are concerned the new rail project will cause the destruction of historic buildings. THANARAK KHOONTON

The construction of the Blue Line subway is spelling out "the blues" for people fearful it could wipe out some precious historic places.

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