Pug wrote:look at the building on the left thats now the Merchants Quay centre? is that what they tore down to put up the red brick thing? what a shame
Yeah, that was my first reaction too when I looked at that photo. Someone posted a great photo of Merchant's Quay before the redevelopment, and even in poor nick it looked great in comparison to what's there now.
The character of Cork's city centre is based on a wonderful diversity of building styles and materials; unlike the modern Merchant's Quay in which the entire quay homogeneous in height, style and materials.