Gone are Dhanmondi’s Days of Glory
Crass commercialization takes its toll
It was way back in 1952 that Dhanmondi emerged on the scene, a planned and pristine residential area for the crème of Dhaka. Laid out on a 500 acre stretch of land, there were 1083 plots, each for an individual independent house. Today 1592 buildings are crammed into the same area, and only 52 percent of these as residential accommodations...