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🙂 Howard Holdings’ City Quarter development on Lapps Quay saw today the first installation of its boardwalk facility. It will provide what is essentially the city centre’s first REAL boardwalk facility – and will form part of what ultimately is CCC’s plan to develop a city-wide riverside amenity walk (inclusive of specialised waterside pathways and extensive timber boardwalks).

😮 And although, as above, I’ve stated my personal feelings regarding Mahon Point’s design – I have to say that it is taking a form mildly more pleasant in reality than what appears in many CGI Images and drawings. The addition of a number of ‘beacons’ across the roof of the main shopping centre building illuminate at night like bright violet nodes at night. The completed cladding and addition of a MP spire on the western elevation have helped improve what is generally an unimaginative structure. Design by Dirk Luow @ Project Architects, Dublin.

:rolleyes: I was interested to read an article in the Irish Examiner about developers O’Brien & O’Flynn Ltd regarding the 15-storey tower proposal for Tivoli along the Lower Glanmire Road. The article mentioned that the developers were still awaiting an appeal decision. Just to update them, the apartment tower (designed by Dennehy & Dennehy) was actually refused grant on appeal – despite the recommedations of the Inspector (Bernard Dee). It was refused back in August 2004 – and was part of an overall 205 units development near the Silversprings Hotel. The building was actually 13-storeys over a 2-storey basement car-park. O’Brien & O’Flynn Ltd are apparently weighing up whether or not to give the project another shot or continue with the residual grant of the project (which includes all other elements other than the tower). After inspecting the VIS – the project would actually have contributed nicely to what is otherwise a dull skyline – however, the issues regarding the site’s elevated visual prominence are entirely accepted. I do believe however, this could easily have been rectified by a minor reduction in height – perhaps 1 or 2 storeys?

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