Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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An Bord Pleanala / The Opera Shopping Centre
Looks like the decision has been extended.
I really hope that this doesn’t go ahead as planned. The destruction of historic building stock is one thing but can sometimes be defended for the sake of developing the city. This design will harm the city; it’s classic 1980s approach when the first suburban style shopping centres started being transplanted into city centres. In contrast, modern city centre “shopping centres” generally attempt to integrate with and complement the life of the surrounding streets. This is simply Arthur’s Quay and the Sarsfield Street Dunnes on steroids. It will accellerate the decline of the O’Connell Street/Patrick Streets axis.