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Hugh Pearman

Too big, too American, and in the wrong place. After all, modernism can have national distinctiveness – look at the work of Michael Scott.

Also, I’ve never seen anything wrong with leaving derelict sites derelict. Why does everyone always assume they should be built on as quickly as possible, with as much floorspace as possible? Only the developers gain from that.

True, you don’t want to turn down a good original scheme in favour of an inane planner-friendly one. My view is that the present scheme is neither good nor original.

So I’d rather the site stayed empty until Dublin got a design better suited to its new wealth and confidence than what looks to me like a slice of downtown Chicago.

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