Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby lostexpectation » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:14 pm

its strange to send a main public highway through a building.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby jdivision » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:56 pm

Announcement due today that it's being delayed by a year. surprise surprise
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:17 pm

and in to oblivion ?
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby parka » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:41 pm

Peter Fitz wrote:and in to oblivion ?


U2 will most probably call the new album that ;)
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby Rusty Cogs » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:04 pm

A quote from http://www.ddda.ie just now

"Construction is expected to start in 2008 and be completed by 2011. "

A little website maintenance required methinks.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby phil » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:50 pm

Would make a nice park!
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby darkman » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:05 pm

Delayed - 12 months
U2 Tower Statement

Dublin Docklands Development Authority

Over the past year, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Geranger Ltd (*) have been in ongoing discussions regarding the advancement of the U2 Tower as a major project for Dublin Docklands and significant progress has been made. However, the Docklands Authority have now decided to suspend negotiations regarding the development for up to twelve months to allow for an improvement in the current uncertainty surrounding the property and financial markets.

Geranger was selected as the provisional preferred bidder to design, construct and finance the U2 Tower and Britain Quay Building late last year. However, intervening market events have understandably made progress more difficult.

The Docklands Authority continues to have full confidence in this landmark project for an inspirational U2 Tower building, which is an important element in the Master Plan for the area.

The objective is to see this landmark project completed. However, given the current unfavourable economic environment, more time is needed at this juncture. The Docklands Authority will review all of its options on an on-going basis.

The Authority is confident that these economic uncertainties are short to medium term and that the Docklands will continue to be a vibrant and positive regeneration project for the city of Dublin.

Since its inception in 1997, the Authority has overseen the development of a world class 520-acre economic hub in the Dublin Docklands and which is currently employing 40,000 people. The Authority looks forward to developing a positive future for all those organisations and people, who live and work in, and visit, the Docklands.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby ctesiphon » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:47 pm

The Authority is confident that these economic uncertainties are short to medium term


Branching out into economic forecasting now as well? Is there anything the DDDA can't do!?!
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:00 pm

Personally I reckon it's toast and would be very surprised if it goes ahead. And frankly would be quite happy to see the back of that particular design.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby hutton » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:35 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:Personally I reckon it's toast and would be very surprised if it goes ahead. And frankly would be quite happy to see the back of that particular design.


+1... it was all very egg-otistical :o

So what odds on Clarence being next to be shelved?
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby parka » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:38 pm

hutton wrote:+1... it was all very egg-otistical :o

So what odds on Clarence being next to be shelved?


I would like to see the Clarence go ahead, the tower should stay an image and nothing else.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby ctesiphon » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:42 pm

hutton wrote:egg-otistical


Ego-testicle?
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby alonso » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:53 pm

the edge's testicles? Man this thread has gone downhill!!!!!!
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby jdivision » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:25 pm

D-D-D-Aster
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby damnedarchitect » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:43 pm

parka wrote:I would like to see the Clarence go ahead, the tower should stay an image and nothing else.


Eek! While I'm not a fan of either, the U2 tower is at least vaguely contextual. The Clarence is just horrid. Horrid I say!
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby GregF » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:29 pm

So it's not gonna go ahead. Ah fuck it!

.....and fuck the whole lot of them!
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby johnny21 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:08 pm

Which proposal is better??? The original or recent proposal??? Found a render of original proposal.....looks great but so does the norman foster proposal!!! Which would you pick???:confused:

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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby reddy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:31 pm

Definitely the original - the additional height allowed the Foster proposal could have made this economically viable and a really elegant addition to the skyline.

Not sure about the lower portion to the left in that image though.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby johnglas » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:35 pm

They're both just over-egged exercises in eg(g)o-massaging; if you think the architecture's crap, just give it a little twist, or dramatic lighting. Whatever happened to classic skyscraper design? Or is Bono seeing it all through rose-tinted glasses? (Ouch!)
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby jdivision » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:14 pm

This might be of interest:
http://www.tribune.ie/business/news/article/2009/jan/11/u2-tower-could-face-legal-challenge/
Might be legal action in the making
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby tfarmer » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:12 am

Paul Clerkin wrote:Docks tower could rise higher
Frank McDonald, Environment Editor



The Dublin Docklands Development Authority wants to raise the height of the proposed U2 tower to 100 metres, only 20 metres lower than the Spire.



Err no they don't ...Ever see ghostbusters 2 where they do the 7 years later thing at the start and they are driving around the city lamenting the good ole days and wishing they could go back?

Well unfortunately, in this case we don't have any good ole days to look back on. We squandered them. When we examine this proposal and the infighting between politicians, developers, planning authorities and the media hype we see everything that is bad about this country and nothing that is good. This proposal was made up 10 years ago and all that has occured in between was infighting and design after redesign, farcical and a sham. Landmark tower my ass.

But then we shouldn't be surprised because much of the actions of these people i.e. politicians, top level bankers, developers and supposed upholders of the law is coming under closer scrutiny as we suffer an economic collapse. What we missed and didn't pay attention to during the boom years now just frustrates us as we realise the mismanagement that has occured and the lies spun. A web of deceit. To have Given them the benefit of the doubt is what was the mistake. Heres hoping we can give them a good black eye on their way out...all of them
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby Highrise » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:17 pm

We have been harping on about this development for the best part of 10 years, in the same period London has done the below, the DDDA should be ashamed:
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby johnglas » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:28 am

highrise: are you serious? This is a collection of lit-up shoeboxes.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby spoil_sport » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:17 am

I love NY, but New York is what t is. If Canary Wharf is your thing then go THERE, but it is certinally not a vision I would welcome for Dublin.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby Highrise » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:02 pm

I am not referring to the quality of the architecture in Canary Wharf, I am simply using this as an illustration to show how what can be done in a 10 year period, I could have used Dubai etc
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