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How does a 32 storey poorly clad block of flats emphasise high quality buildings such as Dr Stevens Hospital and the Royal Hospital now known as the IMMA.

What it would serve to do is block light and overshadow what are buildings of exceptional architectural merit.

Tall buildings work best interacting together, I think the new World trade centre is notable because of the interaction between the buildings.

The reality is that the proceeds of this development would if it were allowed.

And that is a BIG IF

Pay for decentralisation to Portlaoise, 1000 CC’s at 16 to the acre equates to roughly 62.5 acres of additional urban sprawl.

You are right about the bland design of so much of what is built. What has the potential to change development patterns are well designed buildings in the right sites.

This design is not right for anywhere

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