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Andrew Duffy

That site isn’t too accurate – it misses out the completed Clarion in Limerick and about a dozen or so tall buildings, such as Ballymun, the Central Bank and O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin. However, skyscrapers aren’t an indication of development; Rome has very few tall buildings and is one of the longest inhabited powerful cities in the world.
The problem in Dublin is that planning for tall, or even moderately tall, buildings is made difficult because of their height alone rather than their architectural quality and context. The recent allowing of Tara St train station by An Bord Pleanala is a welcome move – the building looks good and fits well with the other tall buildings in the area.

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