Reply To: We need tall buildings in Dublin and we need them now!
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What’s gone wrong/is going wrong in the docklands is not the height issue but the relationship of the buildings to the street. Most of the buildings there take up a full block. As a result there’s only one doorway opening to the street per block. And that’s on the main roads. If you go down the side streets it’s even worse. you can walk the length of the block and the whole side of the building is closed off and apart from the street.
Is there a need for every block to have only one entrance? Can the ground floors not be given over to small businesses with their own entrance and floors above use the “main” entrance.
Temple bar is exciting because you pass so many interesting things within a short walk. Walking down to the Point the most interesting thing is how many block sized buildings have their lobby full of barcelona chairs. Were grants to the developers really paid out in reproduction furniture?