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public toilets yes but ones that are safe to use. i find public toilets dangerous. full of junkies and muggers. i stress not all toilets are bad in this way but they are all filthy. yuck. i think the single public loos are safer.
there could be a two year wait just like tara street.
i love that sky, it’s so “blue”. the blue sky always makes proposed buildings look great.
i hope they keep it open as it is an important building.
the previous owner said on the news that the new owners intend to keep it open to the public.
oh and by the way… yes they could have done better but they also could have done worse.
some of the other entries are fantastic looking. you never know it could be the start to having some taller buildings and lots of them in this area. the proposed tower looks taller than any of the other buildings we have at present. i am not counting the spire/chimneys as these are not buildings.
i am aware of one george’s quay plaza. it has rectangular/square towers with pyramids on top. it has no roof garden and no twisted/leaning effect. it is also smaller than the proposed u2 tower, so in my opinion it is different. it is in no way the exact same as what we have now! i like it, some don’t but if we all had the same opinion on this topic there would be no point in having this discussion forum. i am not trying to offend anyone.
a skyscraper with trees on top in “ireland”
that’s a first.
a partly slanted/leaning skyscraper in “ireland”
that’s a first.
the same could be said for the height. if they do build it to the 70m (ish) height, it will be taller than any of the other buildings we have in ireland right now. that too is a first.
these things all mean it is different. there is no other building similar to the one proposed in ireland to my knowledge.
Originally posted by doozer
I think the crux of people’s irritation is that this building is not different in the least.
it is only my opinion which i am entitled to have. it is different compared to the likes of apollo house, liberty hall, hawkins house and some of the other older buildings we have. where else in “ireland” is there a similar building to the proposed u2 tower right now? from that angle it is different. that is what i meant. it is hard to tell though when only looking at a picture.
it reminds me of pisa’s leaning tower, well from one side anyway. i’ll tell ye one thing, it’s different alright. it could work though.
i agree with willc. nice one!
has the new tower been approved for this area yet or is it just a proposal at the moment? i am talking about the 19 storey tower.
hawkins house too looks derelict. ok so it houses the dept of health right now but it’s a terrible building. everytime i see this building towering over the city it makes me so mad. i see this building on the news too. the paint, the stone and even the windows are just yuck. have they started to do it up yet? come on lads get a move on! if this building was done up it would greatly improve the look of this part of the city. mind you they need to do up apollo house and chatham house too. ugly! the modern buildings in this area just make the ugly ones stand out, bigtime.
i too think it’s a shame. i can’t understand why people do this? people who deface property really get up my nose. i wonder has the spike been defaced yet? if not, it will only be a matter of time in my opinion. someone always has to ruin things for everyone else. people will remember that ireland couldn’t keep the cows due to vandalism. it gives us a bad name. to be honest i really don’t care where these type of people come from because no matter what way you look at it, it’s wrong to vandalise. punish the b**ts and teach them a lesson, that’s if you can catch them.
in my opinion they will end up building something flat and boring. everytime something tall is proposed for the city/county/country… it gets knocked on the head, most of the time. ruiling out a building due to height alone is ridiculous. it keeps on happening though. time after time tall buildings are knocked on the head or else they call for a reduction in height. why? in this day and age you would think that people would be more open to these issues. we can’t keep having this attitude. it just gets to me the way this happens all the time. things are never going to change here in ireland. i would have loved them to build the tower option. the hotel option did look a bit ugly and strange. it looked like a skyscraper on it’s side. as for the roof, it looked in some way like the top of liberty hall. wavey
i just heard on news 2 that both proposals have been thrown out. surprise surprise! i wonder what they will do with the site now?
i like them too and if i had my way i’d leave them there forever. it’s a good idea i think. the cows are something different in our city. who ever thought of such an idea in the first place? cool i have to say. they do add to the city in a nice way. they are also cute looking.
i agree with emf. i really do.
by the way, i see that they haven’t made a decision yet on the dun laoghaire baths project. the results were meant to be in yesterday. i had a feeling there would be delays though. there always seems to be a delay. why is this? it is so frustrating.