Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Actually I think the old restored warehouse is nicely shown up against the Marriot etc. It’s even more of an interesting feature now with it being entirely freestanding and surrounded by the modern buildings.
The boathouse replacement looks monstrous. It would really block the view up the river and detract from the bridge. Surely any replacement should be discreet and at most two storeys in order to be no more obtrusive than the current building. The bridge is the more important feature.
The Marriot does look out of proportion to the surrounding buildings and especially the warehouse. But Henry street is still not completed yet. In a few years time it would be better to judge the overall layout of blending the old and new. IMO I think Henry street looks really modern and continental in feel. The mixing is whats making this street look fantastic. At least its not like the Dublin docklands with all buildings in monotoned five storey slabs beside each other.
There is still 3/4 valuable slots of land/buildings to be redeveloped here too. So it will be interesting to see what come off the ground. Building heights range of 10 storeys to 3 storeys, so the picture taken of marriot and the warehouse does look a bit extreme from that angle, but from other angles its fine. the Warehouse height fits the corner nicely as with the other buildings down the street, while Henry street heights are much higher, land values and width allow this.