Beautiful Limerick Building

Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby Irishtown » Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:51 pm

Courtesy of Limerick.com:

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Anyone know what Building this is? It's lovely. I know its near the Henry Street Garda Station.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:20 am

We are starting to take the piss now.. aren't we?
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Postby Irishtown » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:55 am

I don't know what you mean.... :confused:
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:15 am

I think that is the Riverside Gateway development, designed by Tom Philips and Associates and financed by Fordmount Properties. There was supposed to be a fifteen-storey tower, but I think it was reduced in planning (although the lift shaft under construction is about ten storeys, so that might be it).
I agree with Paul though; I can't see any beauty in the building.
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Postby anto » Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:41 pm

all new buildings in Limerick have to come with red brick, it's a rule!
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Postby anto » Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:16 am

seriously, anything interesting going on in Limerick at the moment? besides the usual feuding
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Postby notjim » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:12 pm

i think what this building needs is a nice mansard roof.
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Postby Irishtown » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:44 pm

I still think its a nice building.

Andrew, if it is the Riverside Gateway, what type of developement is this? I can find nothing about it when I search online.
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Postby Irishtown » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:45 pm

Originally posted by notjim
i think what this building needs is a nice mansard roof.


hahaha :)
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:49 pm

irishtown, convince us...
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Postby AndrewP » Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:02 pm

all new buildings in Limerick have to come with red brick, it's a rule!


Shouldn't that be all new buildings in Ireland?

Anyway, this one is appalling.
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Postby Irishtown » Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:18 pm

Originally posted by Paul Clerkin
irishtown, convince us...


Convince you that it's nice? No. Its all in opinion.

I think the glassed curved-corner is the best feature and I do like how the incorporated the brick. Its not too much, but it fits they building quite nicely, I'd say.
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Postby d_d_dallas » Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:40 pm

Oh my god - looking at it I could be on Clanbrassil/Patrick St, Arran Qy, or around Blackhall (with an extra few floors thrown in). Was Liam Carroll (sic) involved?!?

Mind you I'm sure it's way better than what was there beforehand (esp if that brown brick thing next door is anything to go by)
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Postby Irishtown » Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:00 pm

Originally posted by Andrew Duffy
I think that is the Riverside Gateway development, designed by Tom Philips and Associates and financed by Fordmount Properties. There was supposed to be a fifteen-storey tower, but I think it was reduced in planning (although the lift shaft under construction is about ten storeys, so that might be it).
I agree with Paul though; I can't see any beauty in the building.


I emailed the guy at Limerick.com and he said that the building under construction in that photo was to be one of the tallest in Limerick, so maybe it is that 15 storey tower after all.
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Re: Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby backspace » Wed May 04, 2005 6:41 pm

another view of development, the tower is new, the block on the left is limericks answer to hawkins house recladded.

http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=39643&papass=&sort=1
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Re: Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby sw101 » Wed May 04, 2005 6:45 pm

that building is pretty terrible. the use of brick over white render to give some perceived depth is very ugly, something like the jury's on parnell street. 2/10.
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Re: Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby ctesiphon » Wed May 04, 2005 7:21 pm

[quote="Andrew Duffy"]I think that is the Riverside Gateway development, designed by Tom Philips and Associates and financed by Fordmount Properties. QUOTE]

Last time I looked, Tom Phillips and Associates were Town Planning Consultants. Is there another TPA that I'm not aware of? The practice is growing, and has an architect/planner in its employ, but I don't think that building is one of theirs. They may have been the planning consultants for the project?

Anyone else want to take credit for it? :rolleyes:
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Re: Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby backspace » Fri May 13, 2005 3:32 pm

come on out BKD + take a bow
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Re: Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby Irishtown » Wed May 18, 2005 3:22 pm

backspace wrote:another view of development, the tower is new, the block on the left is limericks answer to hawkins house recladded.

http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=39643&papass=&sort=1


Yes, I'm aware of those pictures...... as I emailed the developer and got them and uploaded them. :)
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Re: Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby dave123 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:13 pm

whats the name of that building irishtown , im really confused because there is development at the moment in henry street and its called newtown house dev. with eight storeys ? i have'nt been in limerick in a good while ...
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Re: Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby Tuborg » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:36 am

Thats newtown house dave,it was completed last summer,you can see riverpoint in the early stages of construction behind it!
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Re: Beautiful Limerick Building

Postby dave123 » Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:53 pm

thanks Turborg,
i was in limerick the other day , henry street is some fine street compare to what it was 3 years ago
the bank of scotland building is not a very interestin building to be honest
but i suppose it fits in well to the other new buildings on the street which have simularities
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