Re: Re: An apartment block is forever.
weird i was just thinkin the same thing on the 46A this morning as I was passing Ashurst at the junction of Mt Merrion Ave. and the N11. It’s a 1960’s piece of utter sh1te with no merit whatsoever. Anyone familiar with this corridor will know that a donkeyload of new high spec residential developments are being built here. Some are fantastic lookin, some not so great. But it did come to mind that Ashurst would need to be bought unit by unit by a developer in order to be removed, unlike single occupancy office blocks, which can be erased in one fell swoop.
btw, I’m a planner and I did recognise it 🙂 it’s just not easy to do much about it in the current target driven approach to housing, where planners are under pressure at Council level to grant while the goings good…
I don’t think those apartments are too bad at all esp. considering when they were built.They may have dated esp. the windows but I think they compare quite favourbaly with some of the “Doll’s house” red brick apaertments that went up in the 80’s & 90’s. I’ve never been in them but I believe they offer quite generous accomadation. I also believe they sell for over 500,000 so the punters like them. Also in the context of where they are, on a dual carriageway into the city I don’t think they cause offence. Basically I don’t see your problem with these apartments. Have you ever observed the appartments on your way into any major European city? They are mostly functional looking but they usually offer comfortable accomadation near transport routes and make efficient use of space. I think these apartments do this and I also think they don’t look too bad. Ok they don’t make my spirit soar but I wouldn’t call them “60’s shite”