Re: Re: Dunne vs the nimbys
How so, it looks great to me, the angles are interesting without being fiddly, the scale is impressive and the location seems ideal for a large tower, standing by those big wide streets at the corner of a huge site, near the city, by the business district, rising up out a streetscape of handsome terraces. If not here, where?
I just don’t think it has the wow factor I was expecting after Dunne had an architectural competition etc. I know he was concerned with density but it just doesn’t move me in the way I had hoped. I don’t have any problem with the height element at all and believe Ballsbridge is probably best location in the city along with docklands for such a building. The rest of the scheme reminds me of a cross between Longboat Quay and that tall apartment building in Dolphins Barn which most architects seem to love but which I find aesthetically ghastly.