Galway is getting a tower???

Galway is getting a tower???

Postby naz78 » Thu Jun 19, 2003 5:32 pm

i saw plans for a new tower in galway! looks great and tall. poor galway never gets a mention, ah! it is a city and could also do with a few high-rise biuldings. does anyone know of this building? has it been approved, really? major cities in this country should be full of high-rise. i see limerick has a new addition.
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Postby emf » Thu Jun 19, 2003 5:36 pm

There was a report on the news last night about the special olympics team in Limerick. They showed a panoramic of the city and you could see the Tower looming in the distance. Almost mistook it for New York!!
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Postby notjim » Thu Jun 19, 2003 6:03 pm

is that the tower for salthill naz78, the one with the heritage park? i don't think it is such a serious proposal.
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Postby naz78 » Thu Jun 19, 2003 6:04 pm

yes m8, that's the one.
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Postby delta_jacob » Thu Jun 19, 2003 6:13 pm

if it's the one on skyscrapers.com then it is extremely amateurish and hasn't a hope of going up. sorry to spoil your fun....i am also a skyscraper fan but trust me, we're better off without that one.
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Postby naz78 » Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:11 pm

what about our international airports? i heard about a proposed separate terminal at dublin airport. i also heard about a similar plan for cork and shannon airports. it makes sense to expand the airports as the passenger numbers keep growing in to and out of ireland each year. any ideas on what is happening? the plans look good but it is so hard to tell how the buildings would really look by looking at a small model.
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Postby FIN » Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:19 am

the high rise in galway s a pipe dream. The one on the website is a joke. i can't remember the website address but if you put salthill into google it'll come up. it's a heinz beans can turned upside down. anyway there was a design done for it(me) but it hasn't a hope in hell of becoming a reality. it was supposed to be built on reclaimed land therefore by-passing the need for planning permission. I believe it the only authority that needed to be applied to is the dept. of the marine. but i do agree the some skyscrapers for each mahor city in the country would set them up for the future as "gateways"...ha,ha...whatever happened that brilliant idea? has it gone by the wayside cos since it's hyped launch there hasn't been another word and the counmcil's seem to be ignoring it.
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Postby Buck » Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:18 pm

Sorry to bring this up again, but does anyone have any updates?

I just found this project recently and researched it a bit. I went to the website, http://salthillpark.com, and saw that there are two renderings. One appears to be the 18 storey building that we've heard about & one is a gold, 30-floor round tower. It's to be 100 metres tall and have a diameter or 25 metres.

Anyway, I've added both to SkyscraperPage.com's database. I have been working on the Ireland section there. I am the cheif editor for that site, as well as an illustrator & administrator.
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Postby PVC King » Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:59 pm

Quote "Sorry to bring this up again, but does anyone have any updates?"

There is a tendency amongst Irish developers to propose a tall building as a bargaining tool in situations where it is difficult to secure planning consent from local government.

Often in negotiations with the planners they are 'prepared to omit' the tall structure in exchange for securing the other buildings.

Looking at the quality of and the contradictory nature of the renderings this was never taken seriously, least of all by its proponents.

If you are looking at tall structures in an Irish context, Cleary's Cork City Hall and the proposed U2 tower in Dublin's docklands are about where its at.

Galway could do with a few tall buildings, but when you see the words tall building in coonjunction with Diaspora museum (any museum) or theme park it's never going to happen. :rolleyes:
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Postby FIN » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:56 pm

'fraid so. the upturned heinz beens tin is a no go area however we are in need of some "skyscrapers". that website is a funny little one isn't it! pipe dreams.
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