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July 11, 2007 at 3:16 pm in reply to: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ? #754356
Bout time. The center of limerick city is a bit of a dump all right and its true that a lot of businesses have located to the outskirts ie castletroy, raheen etc.
Hopefully they will develop the center of the city and i like the idea of a concert arena that sounds cool having dolans warehouse as the only place bands come to play in limerick is not good enough imo.
Also demolishing cruises street would be a very good idea i never liked cruises street, its too small and does nothing for limerick. A central business district also good idea as there really is none in limerick is there, the center of limerick is just a mix of retail, hotels and a few banks.
Sounds like solid plans.July 5, 2007 at 5:09 am in reply to: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ? #754346
It seems to me you need Charles Bronson in Limerick City these days! Little anti-social know-nothing bastards who throw fuel on the fire for that scum in Dublin! And that’s what they call responsible journalism eh?
I am sick and tired of people coming up to me on the streets of Paris and Barcelona telling me what a fucking tip and quote “unfriendly shite hole” Limerick City is! I’m running out of patience trying to defend this scum! I’m NOT talking about the vast majority who are perfectly fine, I’m talking about that lowlife crud who don’t give a toss about nothing but themselves! What the hell is going on over there? They need to get their fucking act together in Limerick! And they ask why Limerick’s name is MUD!?
Just today, I had a woman from Munich tell me it was the worst experience she has ever had on vacation in Ireland. Everything was fine…until she arrived in Limerick and Dublin… She was verbally abused, robbed, treated like she had the plague in her HOTEL believe it or not, etc, etc. Don”t need to fill in the blanks for you!
Limerick City’s reputation is NOT deserved…but they do need to BADLY put their house in order!!! It’s the same story in Dublin – the biggest SHIT HOLE in western Europe!!! Nice going huh?
Yeah but i dont think thats just limerick thats just the way ireland has become in general. The best thing to do in ireland is not go out that often and if you do know your surroundings and the ‘type’ of people your surrounded by if that makes sense. Living in limerick i can atestify this is the way to go. I don’t go out in limerick at night for this very reason besides the last time i did i was treated to a guy spewing up his evenings meal after a hearty round of drinking on the street..Emerald isle my ass.
I cant understand really the lack of enthusiasm or indeed comment on what will be Irelands first skyscraper in a Dublin context. Is it that its Northside of the Liffey? Is it the design? Is it the developer? Why the lack of ‘excitement’ that this building will actually smash the 100m mark. It will finally put the nail in the coffin of Belfast, for example, having a taller building (and Cork too). This is a big deal for Dublin and id have expected far more enthusiasm for it. Since its actually going to happen! Is it not tall enough – 35 floors? What is it thats making this project attract less attention then the U2 tower? This project is incredibly significant for our city in my view. Maybe when the lift shaft is going up its significance might dawn on some
Its attitudes like this that make this country seem somewhat backward at times. Yes lets have a parade because we’re finally building a skyscraper over 100m when people in manhattan and chicago were building them over 100 years ago.
Why the lack of excitement? Maybe its a good sign maybe its a sign we’re growing up and no longer view the development of a high tower as say equal to the excitement generated by the first man landing on the moon say..
remember cities are not defined cities solely because of population, or number of buildings in the cbd area. There are cities in the united states with populations of less then 20,000. As for limerick and galway not being much more extensive then a town….which towns are you talking about there because by irish standards even by international standards they are a lot more extensive then quite a few towns.
a city is defined as ‘ an urban settlement with a particularly important status which differentiates it from a town’
Limerick, Derry, Galway are extremely small cities with the odd interesting bit of architecture and small scale post 60s sprawl. Their cores are nice, but really not much more extensive than a town.
sorry i have to disagree with you. Limerick has a city feel to it and looks like a city. If they extend the boundary of limerick city which is pathetically small to areas like castletroy which is now a large area in itself with a population of over 22,000 it would be considered a city even by international standards. I agree with you about derry and galway though.
I paid a visit to Belfast recently, and one really has the impression that Belfast is a larger city than Dublin.
How come Belfast has a much more interesting skyline than Dublin. Why is Dublin so bland compared to other cities of similar size such as Liverpool and Manchester (although Greater Manchester claims a population of 3.5 million)?
probably because they have more taller buildings in belfast giving it the appearance of being larger. I agree though belfast does look bigger then dublin even glasgow looks a lot bigger and its simply because of the number of high rise buildings in both cities.
Thanks for the news on this, nice to see the run up to the tower’s construction heating up
Yeah maybe some day they’ll actually build it..May 30, 2007 at 3:10 am in reply to: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ? #754300
unfortunatley things move slow in ireland very slowly so the chances of this happening soon isn’t likely not until they finnish the tunnel anyway.
The docklands in limerick is a disgrace to be honest they need to knock that whole area down its like you drive through it at night and its like a step back in time to the 1920’s or something then you hit the clarion and riverpoint and you thinking ok what just happened… they really need to ge their act together and get rid of it….and exactly people need to get over the past i mean whats there thats ever gonna contribute anything to the irish ecomony irish steel? gimme a break maybe if this was the year 1980..
lol i just checked the http://www.theelysian.ie site now thats just taking the p*ss with the images of people with shocked looks on their faces … i was expecting speech bubbles in their mouths proclaming BEEEJESUSSS will ya look at that…ffs
but seriously is it a very stylish affair?May 30, 2007 at 2:45 am in reply to: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ? #754298
i just think that development looks kinda silly really putting a huge landmark tower next to the clarion..i mean jesus at least put something next to it that puts it in porportion or put a few more towers that are of different sizes nearing it. In human terms it looks a 3 foot kid standing next to a 7 foot tall man .May 29, 2007 at 1:36 am in reply to: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ? #754291
the city scrap metal yard in limerick that picture is very misleading you can’t really see it at ground level but i do wonder what the people in the clarion see after like a business like meeting or tourists coming from abroad hey shall we go o the window and sample the view ? what the??
They are going to redevelop that side of the city anyway and yeah the whole radio pylon thing stupid but again the picture is misleading that pylon is far away from both buildings but they need to tear it down another stupid idea of planners back in the 70’s i know lets put a radio plyon in the middle of the city…yah yah good idea
also gotta laugh at the whole ‘ a very stylish affair’ sign you’d think they were advertising clothes…lmao
people are getting a little over excited about what is essentially an medium to average sized tower, lets be honest. I laugh when i hear locals in my area saying ‘gezzz did you see the new skyscraper going up down the whole tisss hugeee’….
ammm when are they actually going to build the u2 tower seems like they have been talking about it for years…
Take that manhatten!.. you got nothing on cork what with its new 70 meter tower