Sauchiehall wrote:I'm surprised this hasn't generated more discussion. If it were the centre of Dublin, it surely would.
oh I'm not going to say anything!
How come your sentiment reads like a criticism of Dubliners rather than a criticism of Belfasters, Sauchiehall?
If it were in the centre of Dublin it probably would have generated more discussion, yes, but only because many of us on this site seem to live/work in Dublin and are therefore more familiar with the development landscape here than elsewhere. Why we should or how we could be keeping as close an eye on Belfast (a city not even within this state) is beyond me. Belfast is as familiar to me as London or Manchester, no more than that.
(The 'Dublin-centric' nature of Archiseek has been criticised before, most memoraby by PDLL [the late lamented], and my response then was the same as it is now- there's nothing stopping anyone from any other corner of the country and further afield getting stuck in here- a significant portion of the blame for a lack of discussion beyond Dublin must therefore surely rest with people from those locations, not with Dubliners.)
Having said that, all the evidence we have to go on is the images above, and I've never yet met an architect who said 'Oh you've seen the pictures? Then you should be in a position to comment on my masterwork.'
When I'm next in Belfast, I'll have a look. In the meantime I'll hold my tongue. Sorry to disappoint.