Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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The Opera centre looks worse and worse with every detail they release of it, is it just Arthur’s Quay on a larger scale, with the same mistakes magnified?
Exactly. This is the Arthur’s Quay of the 21st century. It will kill Ellen St and Rutland St. in the same way Arthur’s Quay turned it back on all the streets surrounding it. This development is so 1980’s – I can’t understand how anyone could have enthusiasm for it. Has nothing been learned by the experiences with similar developments in Limerick – not only Arthurs Quay but also the likes of the Dunnes on Sarsfield Street? Ellen Street and Michael Street are finally becoming interesting in recent years. To reduce them to being the fascades for a suburban style shopping centre will be a tragedy for the area around the market. It’s bad enough if something like this was built on brown field but this will involve the destruction of a huge swath of historic buildings. I guarantee that within ten years, if this development goes ahead, people will be looking at this development with the same distaste that they currently regard similar developments from the 70s and 80s.