Re: Re: Dublin skyline
Has Dublin a sufficiently large economic base to warrant a large scale outcrop of high rise buildings. By this I don’t mean one off stand alone apartment buildings like Millenium Tower, but a reasonable cluster of high quality high rise office buildings (in the range of 10-15 buildings within a confined area – 1-2sq.km). Ireland’s economy is probably not big enough to maintain such a development. Indeed, even London, with an infinitely larger and historically more robust economy has a relatively confined cluster of high-quality high rise buildings located within the City and another cluster in the docklands. While building building like these would help attract foreign investors, the relatively modest size of Ireland, Dublin and the Irish economy are factors which must be taken into account. Of course, this is not to excuse or explain away the lack of vision of the planning authorities.