I was walking down towards Barrow St the other day to have a look at how the Montevetro building was getting on since the on-site camera doesn't really give a good view of it and I was struck by the potential of the old Boland's Mill.
It is sited in a great part of Town what with Montevetro, Altovetro and the new Grand Canal Dock all surrounding it. It's a building of similar height to Montevetro and Altovetro so there must be plenty of floorspace within it to do something really good.
Boland's Mill could easily be transformed into an amenity for an area full of apartments and office blocks. A museum dedicated to Dublin's docklands, a community centre, cafÃ©s, an art-house cinema, shops and restaurants could all be housed within the building. It would give the area a huge lift by transforming an old, shabby and under-used building into something much more useful.