sqweeve wrote:Hi everyone.
Im trying to get an idea of what people think of the development in Galway inner City since 1991?
Is there any area/structure which you absolutely hate??
Is there area/structure which you feel has been really well designed?
would really appreciate some opinions Thanks
cgcsb wrote:What about the Ceannt Station project. Is that still going ahead? CIE seemed pretty jazzed about that. Do they still plan to double track the rail line between Athenry and Ceannt?
Fergal wrote:There isn't any work ongoing on the line into Ceannt. It could be a long while before any is done too - don't hold your breath.
sqweeve wrote:and how about the new harbour area that was to be design based on the one in Auckland new Zealand is that on the backburner due to the credit crunch?
rob mc wrote:Although the track hasn't been put down yet they are already building extensions to the existing bridges around Athenry so id expect the track to be going down pretty soon.
mcadesigns wrote:the new yeats building by galway city council.
Fergal wrote:Isn't that for the reopening of the Ennis to Athenry part of the western railway corridor? Double tracking into Ceannt is a separate thing, although it would be great news if that was going ahead.
mcadesigns wrote: You can go to every major city in europe and see some buildings that take your breathe away, unfortunately no building galway city does that only gmit.
cgcsb wrote:Hate to burst CIE's bubble but I dont think it'll be possible to run a seven train per day per direction service to Limerick, a commuter service to Athenry and have a train every two hours per direction to Dublin all on that short section of single track. that would be very bad for passenger safety .
rob mc wrote:
Global Citizen wrote:Difficult to make out too much detail from this image although it has to be an improvement on the existing mess. But whats with that protruding watchtower to the left (north) of the complex?
Across the road from here is the Headford Road Retail Park. A concoction of ghastly warehouse style shop facades surrounding a carpark with a Mc Drive Thru in the middle. The place is a momument to the lack of imagination on all those involved with its existence. It would be difficult to fuck it up any further.
To my mind the place is a wasted opportunity for a site that had much greater potential given its proximity to the heart of Galway city. SHAME.
Anyway back to the Galway Shopping Centre over the road. As I said, is difficult to tell but it looks a lot better than what is there now.
Whoever compiled the image got one thing spot on - The high volume of traffic approaching the Headford rd roundabout is one constant that will always be with us.