Paul's already put up another article about this, but here's the Irish Times one. Intersting to see a planned building grow from 18 to 32 stories in this country.
32-floor building planned for Dublin
Plans for the construction of the State's tallest building will be announced tomorrow by the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, Mr Tom Parlon.
The major new development on a State-owned site will incorporate a 32-storey residential building, to be located near Heuston Station, Dublin.
The residential tower will be developed between Dr Steevens' Hospital and the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Current city plans allow for the possibility of taller buildings in locations which are well served by public transport.
The plans have been described as the "next stage of the Minister's initiative to transform State assets, and fully utilise and extract minimum value from under-utilised State land".
The TÃ¡naiste, Ms Harney, will also give details of the residential facility to be accommodated in the development.
The building is designed by Paul Keogh architects, and will be built on the site between Military Road and St John's Road.
Buildings owned by the Office of Public Works and Eircom on Military Road and St John's Road have already been redeveloped as part of the Westgate scheme. The area surrounding the new development has also been subject to another planning application by Eircom, which has been granted.
The Westgate scheme is a "flagship development" of apartments, office blocks and cultural facilities between Heuston Station and the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Under the scheme, some 650 family-sized apartments have been planned in two phases. Some 130 of these are in the affordable housing category.
The Westgate scheme is due to be completed in four or five years.
The tallest building in the State at present is Cork County Hall.
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