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Two recent articles suggesting something positive may be happening with this site have been disappointing.The articles suggested that November would see some opening to the public. I visited this area yesterday to see it remains an area of neglect. The area is heaviliy littered and would take some serious development for revival. Its a shame because the Victorian Market building holds so much potential. In a visit to Stockholm last year i visited a city market housed in a building of similar stature and was completely blown away by how fantastic it was. The place was packed with swedish artisan food producers and was very atmospheric with diners and shoppers.
Sometimes I am amazed with what we didnt do during the boom and lament about what could have been achieved.To see a building like this stacked with pallets of fruit and veg is a terrible misuse of this building.A redevelopment of this building by DCC could kick start something for this area.Temple bar in the 70s was like this area and is proof that this area can be revived.
I d love to know where the Irish Times got their information for the latest development as there is no mention on Dublin City Council website regarding any progress for this building.
Yes the construction on this tower has definitely ceased and some dismantling has accurred.Construction of the tower should be up about 15 stories if it was going ahead as normal.Maybe they havent removed the tower from their website pictures to enhance the appearance of the site as I m sure they are still trying to attract tenants for the retail units.
I went past the Point Village site today and it appears that at the base of the tower they have carried out some dismantlement were the lift shaft was due to be constructed.If this is the case I would presume the tower is in serious limbo.I know Harry Crosbie confirmed it was full steam ahead for the whole plan but the tower is definitely not progressing like the rest of the site.I m sure if it becomes economical they will proceed in a couple of years.
Any evidence as yet that this tower is on its way up?
the concrete piles don’t seem to be getting any taller here. i imagine if one were the watchtower it would be going up a lot faster.
A second crane on site and the point is coming down brick by brick.Things gathering pace on this site i m sure the watch tower will start to rise in the next couple of months.
Anyone see the Dave McWilliams programme on Monday night about the demise of our economy and the ‘Celtic Tiger’ etc….. It showed the gleaming new glass towers and edifices of China and Dubai, shining in the sunshine against a brilliant blue sky and then switched to the Dublin docks of grey skies and insignificant squat block land. Hard to believe there was ever a boom on here by the looks of it 🙁
Lets be realistic here, although the docks has been a missed opportunity in many respects it is far from the finished article.The watchtower and the U2 tower will give a new dimension to this area and other on going projects will bulk up the area.
Dublin is no Dubai or Shanghai and is never going to be.We have had a boom here fair enough but on a world scale it is insignificant. If Irelands economy imploded the world economy wouldnt even blink.Dublin has changed hugely in 20 years for the better but to expect this to compare to Shanghai or Dubai is crazy.
Regarding the U2 tower the delays are incredible.Also anyone know whats happening to the site beside it where contruction has been halted for some timenow?
I have my doubts now that that is the district centre.Must be the tower.Are they only building one side of the district centre first in that case.It definitely looks to high now.I eat my words if i m wrong of course
Yeah had a look today at the site.Initially i thought it was the tower.Its a fairly significant looking lift shaft but according to the plans it looks like it may be further away from the road than that.Its surprising considering the builder is on site since late last year one would have thought the tower would be priority and that a fire cert would not be holding up construction.If the current shaft levels go up another couple of levels then you would have to assume its the tower.Although those cranes dont look like they would be suitable to go higher with the shaft’.
Also seen as Hueston Gate was mentoned is there a builder on site and is this now due to start soon?
This development would enhance the docks if it goes ahead.It would not take away from the U2 Tower as this acts as a get way coming up the river from Dublin port and the DE Tower is after it and is lower in height and further in from the rivers edge than the U2 Tower.
Anyway at least Carroll is getting a move on unlike the DDDA regarding the forever proposed U2 tower.The width of the river at this point makes building more than one tower appropriate.The conservatism is frustrating from Dublin City Council.
The development proposed in Sir John Rogersons Quay is an impressive structure.It may block the view of the U2 tower looking down river but the U2 Tower will be built by the waterrs edge and will be 40 metres higher so should be pretty dominant still.
I think you ll be waiting and waiting for the u2 tower also Hueston Gate.
The u2 tower will peobably be redesigned and resubmitted for planning so i reckon this time next year before they may even start thinking of getting on site and doing something here.Its only an idea at the moment.
The watchtower should look good.So far the docklands are disappointingly bland.
Ok so its a very small site.I would have thought that it would be at least cleared and cordoned off.I would be very surprised if the U2 Tower project gets up and running this year in its current state.
Pretty sure thats not the site, is it not the site next door that is currently being readied?
A lot of mystery regarding this development.Not much info in the public domain
Anto Its Derry not Londonderry.Ask Derry City Council.Refered to as L’Derry by the unionist minority of the city whom once gerrymandered the city.Just because the Queen calls it L’Derry dosent mean you do to.Rant over