Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby Frodo » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:25 pm

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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby JoePublic » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:34 pm

Interesting new metal and glass arch on the bridge next to Alto Vetro.

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Looks pretty sexy.

You can see the facade work started on the hotel too

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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby Morlan » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:13 pm

Interesting. Certainly seems like it's going to be a snazzy looking bridge. Thanks for the shots Joe.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby kefu » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:29 pm

Is that the Mateus going up behind the bridge, it seems to be progressing quite well, if it is. Bridge looks excellent.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby ake » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:32 pm

JoePublic wrote:Interesting new metal and glass arch on the bridge next to Alto Vetro.


Looks pretty sexy.

You can see the facade work started on the hotel too



Great! I was hoping they would do something with that bridge. It was so ugly. I would have thought they have might've widened it a bit first though.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby JoePublic » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:12 pm

They have widened it quite a bit actually, looks like it will be four lanes. They're still working on it.

Yep that's the Mateus in the background
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby GregF » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:19 am

Starch wrote:renders


The original rendered images of this look terrible. The finished article does not look like them and thank god too.

That bridge looks cool. This whole area when finished will be an attractive little enclave of contemporary buildings.

However, it remains to be seen if the new Dublin Docklands will be saved from banality.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby SeamusOG » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:37 am

I am not convinced by that bridge. I'd need to know more.

I always detested TCD's pedestrian bridge across Westland Row. Clealy it is a bridge which was supported by the piers at either side of the road, i.e. a beam bridge. But it also includes a curved section which gives the impression that it may be an arch bridge. What annoys me about that bridge is that Westland Row is narrow enough that it should be reasonably easy to build either a beam bridge across it or an arch bridge across it. However, it shouldn't be necessary to require both forms in the same bridge to traverse the street.

Every time I see it, it simply cries out "crap engineering" to me.

I suspect that the same thing may be going on here. The old bridge at the dock was a drawbridge. I suspect, though I may be wrong, that the new one is a simple beam bridge. In which case, the arch actually has no function.

Until I know more, this bridge will be saying "unnecessary window dressing" to me.:D
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby phil » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:00 am

Seamus O'G wrote:
I suspect that the same thing may be going on here. The old bridge at the dock was a drawbridge. I suspect, though I may be wrong, that the new one is a simple beam bridge. In which case, the arch actually has no function.

Until I know more, this bridge will be saying "unnecessary window dressing" to me.:D


I want to wait to see this bridge finished, but I too am unconvinced by the arch. It doesn't seem to make sense in terms of the overall aesthetic of the original dock, which is of a much more industrial form. I wonder is it trying to pay homage to the bridges further up the canal?
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby Keen » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:01 pm

A quick update - almost finished now
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby AndrewP » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:11 pm

This looks good, but the roof is a let-down. You can't see from the pic, but the (presumably) service structures on the other side are a rather ugly black-and chrome thingy that kind of spoils the otherwise sleek finish.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby shweeney » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:28 pm

doesn't look half as good from the wide side - reminds of an elongated Hawkins House for some reason - must be the colour.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby Max Power » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:38 pm

Any idea what is happening to the building now that construction is complete? No sign of any sales activity...
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby Cathal Dunne » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:12 pm

Looking at JoePublic's photos above, that part of Town is going to look pretty swish once all the building work is finished up. Alto Vetro looks a lot better and brighter than I imagined from its renders all the way back in 2006.

More of this please!
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby cgcsb » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:14 pm

does anyone know what's happening with the montevetro? Is under construction? will it be visable from grand canal dock square?
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby alonso » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:55 pm

cgcsb wrote:does anyone know what's happening with the montevetro? Is under construction? will it be visable from grand canal dock square?


it was referred to elsewhere (perhaps the high rise thread) that some JCB movement was seen on site
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby Cathal Dunne » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:07 pm

alonso wrote:it was referred to elsewhere (perhaps the high rise thread) that some JCB movement was seen on site


So we could be seeing it in this stage of completion this time next year?

That's great if it is going ahead, more building jobs will be saved and with the correction in property values, it'll make city living an altogether more feasible option.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby Morlan » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:41 am

cgcsb wrote:does anyone know what's happening with the montevetro? Is under construction? will it be visable from grand canal dock square?


This money-making clump of spew has been approved.

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This was proposed:
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby The Denouncer » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:41 am

cgcsb wrote:does anyone know what's happening with the montevetro? Is under construction? will it be visable from grand canal dock square?


Yeah the construction engineers are down there now, its well underway. How tall is this Meontevetro going to be? The renders on skyscrapernews are outdated I think. I work over-looking onto it, I'll keep the forums updated.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby The Denouncer » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:19 am

This project is well under way, the boring machine is there the last few days. This site comes with a photo of the finished article and date for completion..

http://www.treasuryholdings.com/projectDetail.aspx?id=73
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby Pepsi » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:51 pm

i like it.
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby kefu » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:03 pm

Owes quite a debt to the Seagram Building
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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby ctesiphon » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:15 pm

Morlan wrote:This money-making clump of spew has been approved.

This was proposed:


The Denouncer wrote:the boring machine


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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby GrahamH » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:25 pm

Very elegant facade treatment, if the arrangement of footprints a bit weird in this view. A wider selection of imagery would probably reveal all.

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Does this mean the curvy side bit will get the same facing treatment? I can't seem to match the two.

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Re: Alto Vetro, grand canal docks, dublin

Postby JoePublic » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:14 pm

the various pictures of this building from Barrow street always show beautiful cobbled street and lovely mature trees on the footpaths. Is this improvement works part of the development? I think not!

Why don't they show Barrow street as it is, ugly random patches of concrete and tarmac on street and footpath alike, not a tree in sight.

PS. When it's built, there goes the last of the little light shone on my poor apartment, high rise is great and all, but does it have to be in my back yard ;-)
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