Point Village

Re: Point Village

Postby phil » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:51 am

ihateawake wrote:Someones got to keep these boards hip;)

...maybe there should be a sports subsection?


It wouldn't be tall enough though!;)
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Re: Point Village

Postby ihateawake » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:13 pm

:DHheh, you're right
...it would never get PP here...


...some sort of skycatcher then....


Happy obama day people.
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Re: Point Village

Postby darkman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:13 pm

Crosbie claims his scheme would have been stopped had the government not given it'sbank gaurentee. Now it has he says constuction keeps going

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/images/2008/1008/1223335452129_1.html


Maybe that was the 'delay'? - Hence the new pics now up on the website? Who knows....getting tired of this though. Cancel it or build it already for fupp sake...
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Re: Point Village

Postby sovereign12 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:05 am

hahahahahahaha im delighted its stalled along with every other high rise dublin had planned just goes to show what a shambles planning and construction in dublin "city" is and i use inverted coma's becouse dublin isn't a city its a kip comprising of a sh*t load of villages that have grown into each other. In the time it takes planners in this country to plan and get planning permission and finally get permission to build their buildings other buildings around the world have been erected and occupied. Get real folks and forget about it.
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Re: Point Village

Postby alonso » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:19 am

OR we could just ignore you until you fuck off... starting now.
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Re: Point Village

Postby damnedarchitect » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:32 pm

I slipped into an inverted coma once.
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Re: Point Village

Postby cgcsb » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:23 pm

I'm really wishing that the tower goes ahead, Is it still above ground level? Surely this stall in construction costs the developer money? With all the money that's been spent on it already on planning, publicity and enabaling works, It'd probably be more expensive to get rid of the foundation than to build it, get it over and done with and start making some money back with the sale of apartments and office rent etc. They could even hold on to the apartments and sell them when market conditions improve.
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Re: Point Village

Postby rob mc » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:57 pm

I'm pretty sure its gonna be built!!

I'm just not sure if I'm still gonna be alive in 2108 :p
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Re: Point Village

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:55 pm

Last line of this article about the Point Depot
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/1120/1227135219864.html

"Its centrepiece, a 40-storey tower, is on hold for at least a year due to the economic downturn."
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Re: Point Village

Postby hutton » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:48 pm

Another indicator that were the city council to proceed now with the proposed new high rise policy, it would be lunacy...

Especially now, as it would artificially inflate site bank values with no real prospect for actual development - a perfect recipe for dereliction :eek:
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Re: Point Village

Postby Caster » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:58 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:Last line of this article about the Point Depot
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/1120/1227135219864.html

"Its centrepiece, a 40-storey tower, is on hold for at least a year due to the economic downturn."


According to the Sunday Business Post yesterday, Harry Crosbie has denied that the project is on hold for a year.

Although, I passed there today and it does seem to be fully covered over so maybe he's disputing the quoted length of the delay rather than the delay itself... anyone heard anything ?
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Re: Point Village

Postby ihateawake » Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:06 pm

I tend to believe everything you people write.
Please come to a consensus :D
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Re: Point Village

Postby jdivision » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:36 pm

Caster wrote:According to the Sunday Business Post yesterday, Harry Crosbie has denied that the project is on hold for a year.

I suspect they're wrong. He's going to go for change of use on it
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Re: Point Village

Postby AndrewP » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:05 pm

They're not wrong in that Crosbie has been insisting the building's not on hold.
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Re: Point Village

Postby starchaser » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:49 am

was back in dublin for the weekend. like how the new convention center is coming along. also went and checked out the point development. had read on this thread that the tower element had ground to a halt recently but it certainly didn't appear that way. a lack of construction workers onsite but it was the weekend. looked as if the lift shafts were a few floors above ground level.
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Re: Point Village

Postby ihateawake » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:24 pm

Umm, I cant exactly resolve the position in my head, ye sure thats the point site?
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Re: Point Village

Postby rob mc » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:07 pm

starchaser wrote:was back in dublin for the weekend. like how the new convention center is coming along. also went and checked out the point development. had read on this thread that the tower element had ground to a halt recently but it certainly didn't appear that way. a lack of construction workers onsite but it was the weekend. looked as if the lift shafts were a few floors above ground level.



Are you sure thats the tower??
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Re: Point Village

Postby tomredwest » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:18 pm

the site of the tower is tarmaced over and outlined with yellow divider poles. nothing happenin there.
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Re: Point Village

Postby Bago » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:06 am

Didn't crosbie say he was building it on primtime. Didn't want to lose his bet with Bono!
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Re: Point Village

Postby reddy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:54 am

starchaser wrote:was back in dublin for the weekend. like how the new convention center is coming along. also went and checked out the point development. had read on this thread that the tower element had ground to a halt recently but it certainly didn't appear that way. a lack of construction workers onsite but it was the weekend. looked as if the lift shafts were a few floors above ground level.



That photo is actually tagged on Flickr as being from the site of the Elysian Tower in Cork!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/donncha/1411397011/

by Donncha @ InPhotos.org
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Re: Point Village

Postby Pepsi » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:53 pm

Bago wrote:Didn't crosbie say he was building it on primtime. Didn't want to lose his bet with Bono!


yes he did.
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Re: Point Village

Postby d_d_dallas » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:48 pm

unless montenotte has suddenly moved to Dublin Port, that ain't the watchtower ;)
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Re: Point Village

Postby reddy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:34 pm

d_d_dallas wrote:unless montenotte has suddenly moved to Dublin Port, that ain't the watchtower ;)


The residents committee wouldn't be happy with that!
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Re: Point Village

Postby starchaser » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:19 pm

well done detective reddy ;) wasn't too hard really. all you needed to do was look at my other post to point you in the right direction :)
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Re: Point Village

Postby reddy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:36 pm

ha ha! Was accidental actually! I was looking at the Elysian thread and someone called the tower ugly - said I'd have a look on Flickr to make up my mind and what came up first...?!
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