I'm looking at images of some of the proposed skyscrapers in Dublin, and I must say, nearly every single one of them is bland and unimaginative.
If we ever want Dubliners to accept tall buildings, we'll have to do better than that.
Skyscrapers, by their nature are hard to ignore. They are much more visable than any other building, so people are much more likely to have strong opinions. Therefore tall buildings require much more care and attention to design than most other buildings.
Looking at some of these proposals on this site I keep getting the feeling that pthese architects think that all you need to do is to design a normal building, but make it have more storeys.
Designing a good skyscraper means spproaching it, in a different way. The best skyscapers, are not just tall buildings. They are elegant expressions of height and presence.
Here are some images of what I think are good skyscraper designs.
Let's hear your opinions.