Manor Park Homebuilders has submitted a planning application for a scaled down version of the “mini-Manhattan” development it was refused permission for last year in Dublin’s Digital Hub in Dublin 8. This time around the tallest building proposed for the development fronting Thomas Street West and Crane Street is 26 storeys – 20 storeys and 40 metres lower than the slender glazed tower proposed in the previous planning application which would have been the tallest building in the country. The entire development would be 59,500sq m (640,452sq ft) with over 7,000sq m (75,347sq ft) of retail, 47,000sq m (505,903sq ft) of office space, 1,200sq m (12,917sq ft) of bar or public space, a public observatory and 25 apartments, all spread over eight blocks. This compares to a proposal for over 80,000sq m (861,112sq ft) in the previous planning application. Designed by de Blacam and Meagher architects, the tallest tower would be 130 metres in height or 30 storeys inclusive of a four-storey garden podium.
The Irish Times