Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Georgian buildings in grave danger -1bn remedy sought (Limerick Post)
IN stark contrast to the whirr of ongoing development in the city centre and on the riverfront, the future of some 500 Georgian houses in Limerick is under threat, unless a concerted drive is set in motion to conserve this valuable heritage asset.
A conference, hosted by the Irish Georgian Society in association with Limerick City Council, explored the challenge presented in regenerating Limerick’s Georgian quarter, which has suffered under-investment and neglect, including dilapidated and sub-divided buildings and planning constraints.
The conference highlighted the need to urgently establish an action strategy.
Architect who did the city some service
Jim Barrett is retiring as Dublin City Architect on June 15th, having made a major contribution to the capital, writes Frank McDonald , Environment Editor
THOSE achievements have been substantial. Projects he was involved in as a “mover and shaker” include the Liffey Boardwalk, the Spire in O’Connell Street, the restoration of City Hall, the remaking of Smithfield, the Millennium footbridge and the James Joyce bridge at Blackhall Place, among other interventions.
Jim Barrett had made his name in Limerick, of course. And it is largely due to his 20-year-old vision of turning the city around to face the Shannon that the riverside is now peppered with apartments, offices, restaurants, pubs and shops as well as two high-rise buildings – the Clarion hotel and Riverpoint office block.
Having being credited with turning Limerick city to face the river before going to the Capital. Would Jim Barrett not be a suitable candidate to oversee this mammoth heritage project?