belfast skyline

belfast skyline

Postby alpha » Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:23 pm

how is obel doing these days? has it started yet? i kinda like it.
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Re: Dublin skyline

Postby Pepsi » Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:51 pm

I was told today that the 29 storey Obel Tower in Belfast City is currently under construction. Is this true? I know it's not Dublin but I don't want to create a whole new Belfast thread just to ask one question.
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Re: Dublin skyline

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Re: Dublin skyline

Postby Pepsi » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:16 pm

I really like Obel and I am glad to see it going ahead for real.
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Re: Dublin skyline

Postby Pepsi » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:20 pm

I know that last article says that it will be 26 storeys but I heard it is actually 29.
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Postby Pepsi » Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:22 pm

Does anybody have any pictures showing Obel's progress to date?
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Re: Belfast- Stuff happens here too!

Postby Desmund » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:02 pm

Pepsi wrote:Does anybody have any pictures showing Obel's progress to date?


There ya go. And very impressive it looks too!

http://www.obel.co.uk/
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Re: Belfast- Stuff happens here too!

Postby PVC King » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:03 pm

It is quite attractive in a speculative sort of way
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Re: Belfast- Stuff happens here too!

Postby Maskhadov » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:12 pm

its just a pity its up the north.
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Re: Belfast- Stuff happens here too!

Postby Pepsi » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:43 pm

Maskhadov wrote:its just a pity its up the north.


I agree fully. A building like that it Dublin would be nice. That height is fine by me. I heard that it is actually 29 storeys and not 26 as advertised. I am curious as to what stage it is at right now?
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby Pepsi » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:21 pm

has anyone an update on what is happening with obel? i would love to see some images if it's under construction.
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Obel Tower

Postby cgcsb » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:31 pm

A very interesting developement in Belfast
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:57 pm

Foundations set for city tower

Above-ground work on what will be Belfast's tallest building has got under way. The £75m 28 storey Obel tower, will tower over Donegall Quay when completed in two years time. The development by Karl Properties has been described as an obelisk set in old Belfast. Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie said the 88.31m high building "will undoubtedly become an iconic landmark for Belfast".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7469977.stm
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby Morlan » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:41 pm

So, it looks like Belfast will hold the title for the first highrise in Ireland.. or will it be the Watch Tower? My money's on Belfast.
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby what? » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:01 pm

what are you people blind?

that is the most banal piece of commercial drivel this side of ohio.

when will people get over these plastic-mullioned glass behemoths dolled up with smatterings of stone clad planar language thrown around the facade. i really wonder sometimes.
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby johnglas » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:39 pm

what?: what! You mean the emperor has no clothes?
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby rob mc » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:43 pm

I think is great,hopefully it will give Dublin a kick up the ass to get the watchtower started!!
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby Rhoikos » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:53 pm

Hello from Belfast,
snapped this pic of part of the Obel site a few weeks ago. Its moving on pretty fast now.
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby cgcsb » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:14 pm

The Watch Tower, the few new buildings in Grand Canal Dock and the Tara Street thing are pretty much our last chances to not be made a show of by our neighbours to the north. I hope the Dublin projects will not dissapear into obscurity like the U2 tower did.
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby phil » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:23 pm

cgcsb wrote:The Watch Tower, the few new buildings in Grand Canal Dock and the Tara Street thing are pretty much our last chances to not be made a show of by our neighbours to the north. I hope the Dublin projects will not dissapear into obscurity like the U2 tower did.


I opened this thread thinking that it might be a relief from much of the 'I want my city to have highrise so that we can then conclude it is a better place than another city' mentality that presently dominates many of the Dublin threads. Unfortunately I am mistaken.
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby rob mc » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:03 pm

phil wrote:I opened this thread thinking that it might be a relief from much of the 'I want my city to have highrise so that we can then conclude it is a better place than another city' mentality that presently dominates many of the Dublin threads. Unfortunately I am mistaken.


Well said!!Unfortunately if you like architecture and your from Dublin, its a disease!!People are just very frustrated at the DDA's incompetence
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby johnny21 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:45 pm

Im jealous of belfasts skyline, at least the city is moving ahead with highrise compared to others.
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby rob mc » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:00 am

Wow, i never realised Belfast had so many interesting developments going on at the moment, just found this pics.

Obel Tower:

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The Boat:

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The Arc:

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Lanyan Towers:

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The soloist:

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I must admit i'm extremely jelious :):)
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Re: belfast skyline

Postby Maxwiggan » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:13 pm

this is nice especialy the little yellow panels
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