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  • in reply to: street furniture #714490
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    This is undoutedly a positive development generally. But don’t part of the prototype look a bit flimsy? Will it endure any lenght of time at all!

    Also, I think the Corpo may be making a slight mistake in opting for such a contemporary design. It looks so ‘mod’ and stylised that in a few short years it could be dated. Maybe if it blended in a bit more with the older, more graceful resonances of the City. Does anyone agree?

    in reply to: Portals of Darkness Protest #714183
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    What have I missed?

    I was sure that the tallest of these blocks would still be shorter than Liberty Hall. How could they possibly be the tallest buildings in the state?!

    The residents knew that the pp for the ’91 scheme hadn’t withered, and I am personally glad to see construction finally going ahead on this derelict lot.

    Im not expert, but if you live in a row of houses just across the street from even a 5 or 6 storey building, you are going to be in shadow [depending on aspect of course].

    I hope this latest appeal fails.

    in reply to: Convention centre #713543
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    I like it. Alien to Dublin it currently is, but it is situated in a area that can take it. Yes it will change Dublin. Is change so terrible? Can’t people wait to see finalised plans with full textures before dismissing the whole thing. The NCC building is unusual and would make a lovely addition to the north quays.

    Im sick to death of people saying that a development must relate to its surroundings. Thats crap, in most [and this] cases.

    The alternative to this project will surely be a bland low-rise scheme along the lines of the current IFSC buildings which totally under-utilise the limited space in Dublin. In a prosperous city, we need to maximise areas like the docks for development. Not that I advocate giving carte blanche to developers. I think the reduction in floor space and overall bulk of the Spencer Dock project has improved its scale immensely.

    I don’t understand the local residents who seem to just want social housing, and low rise offices to perpetuate the boring hole that most of that area is.

    Lets keep Dublin west of the Customs House low rise but allow a new, vibrant character to develop in the currently monotonous docks district, that acts as a foil to all the history and old world charm of the city centre. Look at La Défense in Paris for example.

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