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  • in reply to: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller #750725
    rob mc
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    @tfarmer wrote:

    Oh come on now we have our fair share of urban slums here too in what is rapidly becoming a welfare society of 2 tiers, the super rich elite class and the ‘slum dogs’ to coin your phrase. Also freedom is a very all encompassing word don’t you think?, we should trademark that word. I’m sure the people in UAE have had enough of hypocritical westerners telling them of ‘freedom’ meanwhile we show how greedy and corrupt we are with our unbridled greed, bailouts, economic collapse, creation of a welfare state and the top greedy exec’s and ceo’s resigning in droves with their millions. As the late great george carlin once said of western society, Your free, free to make s(((y small decisions like what cigarettes you can buy, what color car you can have, what magazine you can read, but beneath it all your still a slave to corporate capitalism, one with little to no power in the real decision making which runs your life. Freedom my arse..

    Oh come its a bit different, half the population may live in 60 story skyscrapers but the rest live in shanty towns.And the worst “urban slums” as you say, in Ireland wouldn’t compare to how terrible the conditions are for these people.

    These shieks have so much money that they have nothing else to do but build a theme park, for themselves and for there rich friends. So lets quit comparing Ireland, a country that actualy has to consider its people in its decisions, to Dubai a country driven by slave labour and SHIT loads of money.

    in reply to: Convention centre #713709
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    @Contraband wrote:

    I noticed at the end of the segment they mentioned that they still wanted to build a 35 story high hotel behind the centre – I thought that this had been killed off completely, or is it still up for debate?

    Yea well you know what up for debate means in Ireland.”Sure we will have a talk about it,approve it, get everyones hopes up, wait 5 years until either the economy collapses or everyone in the area demands it be stopped and lower the height to 6 stories or just don’t build it at all.”:D

    In other words, i wouldn’t hold your breath 🙂

    in reply to: Point Village #761109
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    @cgcsb wrote:

    so has the tower been officially cancelled? if not, it’s prob only a matter of time 🙁 so sad

    I wouldn’t say cancelled but definitely delayed.

    But for how long?nobody knows.

    in reply to: Belfast vs Dublin #716199
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    Just found this thread,i thought it would be a good idea to resurrect it 7 years later and see whats changed.

    in reply to: Point Village #761098
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    @starchaser wrote:

    was back in dublin for the weekend. like how the new convention center is coming along. also went and checked out the point development. had read on this thread that the tower element had ground to a halt recently but it certainly didn’t appear that way. a lack of construction workers onsite but it was the weekend. looked as if the lift shafts were a few floors above ground level.

    Are you sure thats the tower??

    in reply to: Convention centre #713688
    rob mc
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    I’m sorry for this but doesn’t the covention centre look very unconventional!?

    in reply to: belfast skyline #767176
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    @phil wrote:

    I opened this thread thinking that it might be a relief from much of the ‘I want my city to have highrise so that we can then conclude it is a better place than another city’ mentality that presently dominates many of the Dublin threads. Unfortunately I am mistaken.

    Well said!!Unfortunately if you like architecture and your from Dublin, its a disease!!People are just very frustrated at the DDA’s incompetence

    in reply to: Point Village #761089
    rob mc
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    I’m pretty sure its gonna be built!!

    I’m just not sure if I’m still gonna be alive in 2108 :p

    in reply to: New Developments in Galway City #761980
    rob mc
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    On another note the new coach station has been completed

    Dont know what they were thinking tho,putting only 8 bus terminals in it!!
    Only in Ireland!!

    in reply to: New Developments in Galway City #761978
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    Good point that has to be the busiest road in Galway!!

    It would have been a better idea to either have waited for the outer by-pass,or to have just built it outside the city!!

    in reply to: New Developments in Galway City #761976
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    UP TO 1,000 jobs will be created by the new look €200 million Galway Shopping Centre when it is completed within the next five years.

    Work on the massive project — which will see the size of the centre quadruple — is expected to begin early in the New Year, with the developers keen to begin as soon as possible.

    The redevelopment plan for the centre is set to be given planning permission following a vote by city councillors last Monday in favour of rezoning land to accommodate a new entrance.

    The entire four-phase project should be completed by 2013, with the first phase expected to be completed in 2010. And according to the project’s backers, Harcourt Developments, the construction phases will create around 250 to 300 jobs.

    In a letter to councillors, Harcourt’s Director of Group Operations Conal Harvey asked that the rezoning be passed so that the development “can proceed as soon as possible”.

    “The total projected investment in the project is in the order of €200m over a four to five year period, with construction employment running at 250 to 300 people. When the entire centre is completed, employment will grow by an additional 1,000 jobs,” he said.

    This week, councillors voted 12-2 in favour of a Material Contravention of the City Development Plan to rezone land on the Sean Mulvoy Road (owned by Hibernians Football Club) to make way for a new entrance to the shopping centre.

    The access roadway from the Sean Mulvoy Road will be 70 metres in length, and according to planners, the development will result in an overall improvement of the access roads, including junction changes and better use for pedestrians, cyclists and buses.

    The Council’s Director of Services for Planning, Tom Connell, advised members to accept the recommendations being made by the Council’s executive, adding that it was “a vote of confidence that such an investment is to be made in the city”. :D:D:D:D:D

    Before
    http://www.harcourtdevelopments.com/images/galway.jpg

    After
    http://www.galwaynews.ie/sites/files/galwaynews/imagecache/Main/sites/files/galwaynews/images/x4_New_look_Shopping_Centre.jpg

    in reply to: belfast skyline #767172
    rob mc
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    I think is great,hopefully it will give Dublin a kick up the ass to get the watchtower started!!

    in reply to: Point Village #761076
    rob mc
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    Er, yes they do![/QUOTE]

    Its Dublin city,people are always gonna want houses in Dublin city!!

    in reply to: Point Village #761069
    rob mc
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    Even if the housing market has collapsed,houses in Dublin city don’t lose value or demand!!

    I really dont see the reason behind stopping this

    in reply to: Point Village #761060
    rob mc
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    anyone got any pics of the actually tower under construction??

    And its nice to see lots of glass on the tower,not sure about that green stuff tho,it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

    in reply to: Point Village #761051
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    @Blisterman wrote:

    One tall building in the middle of a plaza, won’t make one iota of difference to the density of Dublin.

    What causes Dublin’s Low Density, is the miles and miles of detached and semi detached suburbs.

    Do you know which city in Europe has the highest population Density?
    Paris. Which has very few tall buildings. Instead it has consistently 6/7/8 storey terraced buildings, fronting onto the street.

    I’d like to reiterate, that I have no problem with tall buildings per se. I just think that, as they are more prominent than other buildings, they require a much higher standard of architecture.

    I do think a cluster of tall buildings, like Canary Wharf, could work well in the Docklands, or possibly Sandyford.
    A solitary tall building, only works well if the design is exceptionally strong, like the Eiffel Tower, or Jean Nouvel’s tower in Barcelona. Otherwise you end up with something like Liberty Hall, or Centrepoint in London.
    So, if the first tower to go up, is as mediocre as that one, you’re not going to find out what a second one beside it will look like.

    I agree with you totaly but the problem is,is that we’re not even building 6,7 or 8 story buildings!!instead we go for the same old conservetive shite,that you can see in any other city in Ireland,Dublin is supposed to be the capital,all I’m looking for is a bit of innovation!!I’ll admit they have done a good job with the docklands and there are a few interesting developments going on at the moment,but with the economic forecast ahead,i’m thinking that its too little too late.

    in reply to: Point Village #761040
    rob mc
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    @Blisterman wrote:

    You didn’t mention anything about a well designed one.

    Anyway, that comment wasn’t solely directed at you. A lot of people seem to have a fetish for any building so long as it’s tall.

    Typical comments I see around here (paraphrased):

    “Yes! Finally a tall building, being built in Dublin, only 70 years later than the rest of the world.”

    “This is exciting, the lift shaft has reached 10 stories.”

    “10 years of the Celtic tiger, and we don’t have a single tall building in Dublin.”

    Yea people wanna see a tall building in ireland whats wrong with that??
    Its the way of the future and its what we need to do.

    Although Dublin only has one third of the population,its urban landmass is comparable to that of Berlin!!!!!
    we have to start going UP and not OUT!!

    Plus it you gotta admit it would of been pretty damn cool to have a skyscraper in Dublin:D

    in reply to: Point Village #761031
    rob mc
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    cock,i hate Ireland!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:

    in reply to: New Developments in Galway City #761970
    rob mc
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    yea i passed the crown development the other day,i had heard about a year back but never knew it had been approved,it looks like they already have the groundwork down!!

    in reply to: New Developments in Galway City #761955
    rob mc
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    oh not more of that green sh*t,its everywhere!!

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