Re: Re: Dublin skyline

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Was it Bertie who said recently that the population was expected to increase to 6million by 2030? ALthough I find this inflated, it is undoubtedly the case that we will have to consider the reality of high-rises in our towns and cities – as many of the people making up this increase will be immigrants they will almost definitely gravitate towards the cities rather than towards rural settlements. It will be an issue which we will have to confront sooner rather than later and will simply have to get over the low-level mentality. At the moment Ireland has the architectural profile of a stealth bomber – I am surprised that we even show up on GPS systems. Sadly the opportunity of Dublin’s Docklands has and is slipping away each day. Indeed, the only town in Ireland to really attempt to embrace medium rise buildings has been Limerick and for this it deserves recognition.

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