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    • #707560
      Anonymous
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      What architectural gems are we all waiting for in 2005?

      My own list comprises:

      The Irish Architectural Archive reopening
      The new pedestrian bridge at the IFSC
      Stack A finally opening
      The Loopline being stripped of the ads
      Construction hopefully starting on the Calatrava Bridge
      A decision on the new Abbey Theatre
      The Gaeity Centre
      The Tower at Sandyford getting a green light
      The U2 Tower starting construction
      Park Place being completed on Hatch St
      Dundrum

    • #749151
      GrahamH
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      Something might happen outside Dublin too, unlikely but maybe 😀

    • #749152
      Anonymous
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      @Graham Hickey wrote:

      Something might happen outside Dublin too, unlikely but maybe 😀

      Thats a very good point Graham, but in fairness a few of the better schemes down the Country have been refused or modified beyond recognition the prime example being a certain scheme in Sligo & cork is kind of well covered here already. I suppose you could add:

      The Completion of Eyre Square
      The Jury’s Scheme in Limerick
      Divis Mountain in Belfast
      The start of the Western Rail Corridor from Ennis to Athenry

      But unfortunately a lot of stuff outside Dublin is not to be celebrated:

      Completion of the residential element of the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise
      Tara under threat
      Demolition of the Slate House in Valentia

    • #749153
      Anonymous
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      2005 will see a lot more announcements than recent years I think both in buildings and infrastructural projects.

      The major ones I’ll be looking at in 2005

      Certainties

      Buildings

      Tara St rail station re-announced
      The South Docklands begining to take shape including Manuel Aries Matheus’ and Liebskinds buildings being properly confirmed and better images being released.
      The new purchaser of Liberty Hall will release plans for its new cladding.
      The replacement for York St will be confirmed

      Infrastructure

      The Route of the Luas link up & point depot extension will be announced
      Work will begin on the Phoenix park tunnel
      Ennis- Athenry as per above
      Completion of the M1 to Newry
      Completion of the M4 to Kinnegad
      The M3 will spend the year in the 4 Courts
      Martin Cullen is at best 50% to survive
      A second terminal will be announced at Dublin Airport
      Cargo growth will accelerate at Shannon
      Knock will actually handle 500,000 passengers for the first time

      General trends

      Office building will resume across all the major cities in Ireland on a scale not seen since 2000, taller buildings will be passed at transport nodes. Design quality will improve

      Wild Cards

      Denis O’Brien will get planning for a barna shed

    • #749154
      lexington
      Participant

      I suppose just from a Cork perspective:

      1. The announcement of a 6000 seat capacity concert venue/convention centre arena being formally intro’d
      2. One of the country’s largest capacity office developments being announced for the docklands
      3. The greenlight of Water Street and Eglinton Street high-rises
      4. Concrete movement on Horgan’s Quay
      5. Work to begin on large Cornmarket Street project
      6. Cork School of Music finally getting a move on – a long shot???
      7. Frinailla finally getting a go ahead to redevelop the Watercourse Road
      8. Completion of Cork County Hall refurbishment in Nov.
      9. Opening of new Cork Airport Terminal in Nov also.
      10. 500m euro Mahon Point SC opens Feb 1st.
      11. 500m euro Ballincollig Town Centre Phase 1 opening for Oct 2005
      12. Another high-rise application lodged
      13. Announcement made on 500m euro North Ring Motorway and Tunnel
      14. More movement on a number of docklands developments – possibly announcement being made on R&H Hall
      15. Construction, long over due, of Kinsale (Magic) Roundabout Flyover – as well as flyovers for Sarsfield Road Roundabout and Bandon Road Roundabout.

      Plus many more yet to be announced!

    • #749155
      PaulC
      Participant

      1. The announcement of a 6000 seat capacity concert venue/convention centre arena being formally intro’d

      Lexington – Is that an actually proposal, or something you would like to see happen. I havent heard anything about it????

    • #749156
      GrahamH
      Participant

      Or is it just something you dreamed last night?!

      If the Abbey decision falls in favour of Hawkins, and Liberty Hall is sold, we could see plans emerge for the removal/alteration for two of the city’s most notorious buildings in the same year.

      So, when are the ESB moving out to Leopardstown? 🙂

    • #749157
      lexington
      Participant

      @PaulC wrote:

      Lexington – Is that an actually proposal, or something you would like to see happen. I havent heard anything about it????

      It is a genuine proposal – an announcement is currently being prepared with an application to follow soon after. 3 developers have proposed such a complex for Cork, Owen O’Callaghan among them – but his development most likely will not be the one that makes the final cut. I am aware that a more solid proposal is to be made by a development company in the coming months.

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