Richards wrote:The most important thing is that the height of this building MUST not compromise the Bank Of Ireland on College Green! That would be unforgivable!
I agree that this is the critical point. However, the application included photomontages showing no impact on the Bank of Ireland.
DCC requested further montages from Westmoreland Street and other sensitive areas - again, no impact.
The building will bring life to this part of Temple Bar. It includes a large chunk of retail specifically for that purpose and other features aimed at rejuvenating the area (read the rfi response). I like it.
But wait! It appears, once again, that those clowns in DCC have got it all wrong and that it's down to a subjective assessment of the architecture (and height?). Obviously this will never pass muster on this forum.
Oh by all means we will allow you to buy the site, to consult with the planning authority, to propose much needed uses, but don't dare to try to make it pay?
Sigh.....I despair - everything is knocked here.