Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?

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Dreamstate
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@shanekeane wrote:

I don’t deny that other buildings in Limerick are completely ugly too, but Arthur’s Quay is the worst because of its central position which, in my view, completely cheapened the feel of the whole city centre. If we’re talking about the aesthetic qualities of buildings without reference to their context, then everything built in the 20th in the city centre is so awful, that it seems like a waste of time comparing their awfulness. In any case, since my original point was about the mismanagement by the city council, I think the wealth of examples merely supports that point.

I think its more the 21st Century and late half of 20th Century buildings that you mean really?
Arthurs Quay Shopping Centre was applauded by the populus when it was built .Arthurs Quay Park won numerous awards and now the council want to build on it ( thanks to Mr.Tiernan)…….The worst 3 recent buildings in Limerick in my opinion are ( no particular order ) Cornmarket development (i.e.- Smyths , the Car Park , whole block etc..) Riverpoint and The Clarion ….but there are many others that i could name……………………………….:o

Also , just because Estate agents tell the papers to tell us that buildings are good doesn’t mean they are……’Pen and paper refuse nothing’ i guess as the quote says

Whats the story with the boat club at Sarsfield Bridge? I hear its due for ‘DE-LISTING’ even though its in the recently published National Inventory of Architectural Heritage booklet

Can anyone shed some light???

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