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    • #706737
      Andrew Duffy
      Participant

      Article and picture of Shay Cleary’s 16 storey apartment building in Ballymun, to replace some other 16 storey apartment buildings:

      http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/property/2004/0115/3744328253RPBALLYMUN.html

    • #739481
      FIN
      Participant

      that’s not too hot at all.

    • #739482
      Andrew Duffy
      Participant

      Agreed. It’s better than what’s there, but he could have tried harder. The other large buildings are much better – The Civic Centre is particularly good, the nearing-completion Gateway apartment buildings are OK and the shopping and sports centres under construction are both decent.

    • #739483
      Anonymous
      Participant

      I Quite like it.

      It appears to work well with the other buildings.

    • #739484
      FIN
      Participant

      1 bedroom apt for 210,000 in that yoke! the countries gone mad. not if they were giving them free would i live there. it reflects what apartment buildings looked like in britain in the 80’s.

    • #739485
      Anonymous
      Participant

      I would have a said a certain ‘man from uncle’ charm. It’s not going to set the world alight but I think it will work quite well.

    • #739486
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      Hmmm – I don’t like it overall – it has a certain “Benidorm” quality to it…

    • #739487
      stira
      Participant

      Does this have planning permission and is it the same tower as the proposed 19 storey one and has just gotten 3 floors lopped off?

    • #739488
      stira
      Participant

      Also the 13 storey building in tallaght got permission from bord pleanala the other day.

    • #739489
      sw101
      Participant

      not pretty. not particularly functional looking either. is that gallery access i see?

      compared to shay cleary’s work on the cork county hall this is abysmal

    • #739490
      Rory W
      Participant

      I just looks like a refurb of one of the present towers with something of interest around the base. Have to see more detail in it but apart from the ground level I have to say its disappointing

    • #739491
      Andrew Duffy
      Participant

      This is the same building. It was described in the planning application as being 16 stories over a 3 storey podium, but its really 13 over 3. I doubt the planners had any problem understanding the mistake.

    • #739492
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      When is construction set to start?

      And are the two towers (16 storeys & 6 storeys) sharing a podium?

    • #739493
      Gar
      Participant

      Looks like work on the tower has begun. There’s huge cranes up by Ballymun, and they seem to be working on the elevator shaft of the main tower building. (just in case anyone’s interested!)

    • #739494
      -Donnacha-
      Participant

      The lift shaft is indeed rising there. With the delay in the towers’ demolition (due to start last November, I think), I wonder if the first residents of Santry Cross will be looking straight out at the not-so-magnificent seven from behind their wooden blinds.

      If not a brick has come down on the old towers when they are trying to flog these new high-rise apartments, surely the developers will be entitled to blame DCC for letting down its side of the bargain.

      Even if the old Ballymun was gone in the morning, I think trying to sell private homes in a big, blank, modernist tower in that area is chancing your arm and will surely be the biggest test so far of the housing market for first time buyers in Dublin.

    • #739495
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      So is Santry Cross the only highrise planned right now for the Ballymun redevelopement?

    • #739496
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      The old towers are going to have to be dismantled piece by piece now because of asbestos…. that has gotta put a halt to developer’s gallop for a while… people will naturally be wary of buying in an area where there may be asbestos particles flying around for a while…. and empty derelict towers won’t be that visually appealing to buyers…

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