Re: Re: City Quay?

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While I’m a big fan of higher buildings for Dublin, I’ve a certain amount of sympathy for the previous position. Ideally I would have liked to have seen a distinct and contiguous area of tall buildings while maintaining the character of the existing urban areas of Dublin. East of the Matt Talbot bridge would have been ideal for such development but unfortunately through lack of imagination, the DDDA have largely bestowed us with low rise, low density unimaginative suburban office park type development. The opportunity there has been squandered, so now Dublin is effectively forced to allow tall buildings in infill sites in order to increase the density in the city centre. I don’t really like this pattern of development; London has gone for a similar approach with out-of-place looking tall buildings dotted seemingly at random around a largely low rise city scape. I much prefer how it’s done in Paris for example with it’s high rise quarters.

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