Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Certainly that area of the city needs some work, and many of the buildings need fixed up or indeed replaced. However, the area does have distinct character and it would just turn into a soulless series of tunnels between apartment blocks if the development is just crude money-making. I think in that area of the city any buildings replaced should be replaced by the kind of simple buildings built on Wickham street recently. The kind of buildings in a lot of towns in Ireland – they are new and have apartments etc. but do not jar with the remaining old style buildings.
There’s plenty of other areas in the city for high-rise.
That part of town = souless. There is nothing but pre 18century ugly builidings that is seen in every other Irish town accross the country. It would real to say thats in one of the most neglected part of town right now. One or two Gateway towers would be awesome, when approaching town from the south, if they are built to a high standard and design etc. The Riverpoint is a good example where, people were afraid it would ruin the city skyline. It didn’t. Also Keepaneyeobob, there is nothing wrong with building new apartments in the city, as long as there are not awful in design. There are some fantastic new apartment complexes around town, not all of course though