Re: Re: Heuston Station granted permission
Landmark entrances are one thing, but I fear that this will signal encouragement of ‘scattered highrise’ culture in Dublin – already the projects proposed or under development at Cherrywood, Sandyford and Ballymun seem to demonstrate this. It is generally recognised that the resultant of such culture has negatively affected the skylines of such city’s as London and Paris etc. I would like to see a more centralised development of highrise in Irish cities. It offers continuity and substance. Paul Keogh’s Tall Building really isn’t my idea of magnificent architecture – and although I’m all for high-rise in the right location, I don’t think this project fits the bill. I actually feel myself getting sleepy looking at it.
Does anyone else agree that this scattered approach to high-rise may be a result (amongst other things) of the division of the wider city into different County and City Councils combined with the competitive nature of develpment?