Derry, I’m here too.

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  • #708058

    Anonymous
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    I just thought that I’d start a thread on this topic as I have never seen it mentioned before. I hope I’m right. Lol. What is happening in this City anyway? Any plans to introduce high rises here? Also, what developments have swept this City in recent years? It would be interesting to know how things have changed here over the years and how they are going to continue to change. I guess Derry is the 2nd largest City in Northern Ireland. Poor Derry, it never seems to get a mention. 😉

  • #760378

    roskav
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    Check out http://www.hegartyarchitects.com/ .. a Derry practice doing lots of work locally.

  • #760379

    Anonymous
    Participant

    Thanks for that information. I haven’t seen a Derry topic mentioned on this website at all. Belfast gets a mention from time to time. I was in Derry years ago and it seemed rather sleepy. Tucked away way up North.

  • #760380

    Padraic
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    I live in derry, well at least for a few more more weeks before i head back to uni, but I love the city, i would hate to see high rise buildings going up around the place, I think regeneration is what should be concentrated on in this city, I hate the richmond centre and foyleside shopping centre, i feel there was very little thought put into the urban plan of these building!
    The city itself is quiet and laid back with a really friendly atmospheare and i would hate to see this ruined by high rise or large impersonal development!

  • #760381

    Anonymous
    Participant

    i was in derry a few years ago myself. i can remember the steep hill in the city. it was very steep from what i can remember. sort of like a mini san francisco, lol. some construction work was going on also. 🙂

  • #760382

    architect_ryan
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    Welcome Derry User

    I think in general the Northern Ireland Users are very quiet on this board. Lets get the discussions going about the North.

    Ryan Hood
    http://www.hbkarchitects.com

  • #760383

    Anonymous
    Participant

    @architect_ryan wrote:

    Welcome Derry User

    I think in general the Northern Ireland Users are very quiet on this board. Lets get the discussions going about the North.

    Ryan Hood
    http://www.hbkarchitects.com

    Thank you for welcoming my thread. I appreciate it. 🙂

  • #760384

    CraigD
    Participant

    From what I’ve heard there is a £100 million development planned along the river front.
    Also, I’ve read that 45% of the population is under 25, I’m assuming this will cause the city to expand at a huge rate.
    A lot more (tasteful) development should be happening in the city as unemployment is quite ripe. The only job I could find this summer was in Mc Donald’s which I refused. So the people of Derry aren’t as lazy as usually thought, it seems that there isn’t enough employment to suit the population.
    A developers paradise I would assume?

  • #760385

    ShaneP
    Participant

    So is anything happening in Derry then? Any photos/dwgs of the Millenium Forum? – couldn’t find any meself and don’t know much else apart from the history. Are people moving there or just to Letterkenny? Was there a couple of years ago too, at night – couldn’t figure out if I was actually in the city centre or not, so didn’t see too much of it, seemed pleasant enough and very friendly but a bit sleepy as mentioned earlier. Gotta have a few pictures for a decent thread!

  • #760386

    CraigD
    Participant

    http://www.gettogether.at/

    Have a wee look there

  • #760387

    ShaneP
    Participant

    Anything a bit more user friendly?

  • #760388

    dave123
    Participant

    I have to admit, I just love the charming city of Derry! In my opinion the diamond is one of the nicest planned squares in Ireland.

    I must also say I’m not a fan of the retail dev along the folye,
    The Folye Bridge is one the most spectacular bridges in Ireland.
    Although I have not been in Derry for quite sometime so, I’d love to see pics here! As Derry should get more of a mention from time to time!

    Something I came across on the news a few months back, just to note, whets the street behind the Cathedral called, it was a bustling street in the 1960s and they pedstrianised it a good few years ago,
    They were proposals to restore traffic back onto the street, due to the deadness and less activity.

    Can anyone recall what I’m talking about??

  • #760389

    Anonymous
    Participant

    Apologies but I can’t find a thread on Belfast and I want to talk about something in that city. As a result I will have to use this Derry thread. I guess while we are on the subject of Northern Ireland… what do you think about the Obel proposal? Has this building been fully approved or what? If yes I wonder has construction started on it already? I see that this particular building is now 29 storeys in height. We were all told 26 before. Odd. From some angles I like it. Am I right in saying that construction of highrise buildings in Northern Ireland seem to be just as slow as in Dublin?

  • #760390

    Anonymous
    Participant

    from what i can tell paul the obel proposal has been approved and is due to be completed in 2007. also, as far as i know the appartments in this building have already sold out so i guess construction will be starting there soon, that’s if it hasn’t started already. i am not 100% sure though. maybe someone else will clarify that. the building will be roughly 81m in height and will be the tallest building in northern ireland. it will be roughly 1m taller than windsor house which isn’t a lot really. i like the obel proposal too, well from what i have seen of it anyway. the pictures that i have seen are not very detailed though. the heuston gate proposal for dublin will be way taller. 🙂

  • #760391

    CraigD
    Participant

    I’ll try to get some pictures of buildings and pubs in the city before my reluctant return to (S)Huddersfield this week.
    I will be climbing Scalp Mt tomorrow if the weather keeps up so there’ll be nice views of the city and Donegal from there!

  • #760392

    fergus
    Participant

    odonnell & toumey are ment to be building a centre for the irish language in derry soon John Toumey showed immages of ot at a not so long ago lecture in Bolton st. last year. looks great could be one of thir best buildings yet I recon. No sign of it on the web site though.

  • #760393

    Anonymous
    Participant

    @craigd wrote:

    I’ll try to get some pictures of buildings and pubs in the city before my reluctant return to (S)Huddersfield this week.
    I will be climbing Scalp Mt tomorrow if the weather keeps up so there’ll be nice views of the city and Donegal from there!

    How are you coming along with those pictures CraigD? They would be interesting to see. Cheers.

  • #760394

    Anonymous
    Participant

    how is obel, belfast doing these days?

  • #760395

    Fearg
    Participant

    Some pictures of the maiden city…

    St Columb’s
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    Vista from Bishop’s gate down to Guildhall
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    Across the bogside from walls
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    St Augustine’s
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    First Presbyterian Church
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    Foyle Bridge
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    City from Foyle Bridge
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  • #760396

    anto
    Participant

    Nice pictures of Londonderry, well done!

  • #760397

    mcdanish
    Participant

    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

  • #760398

    Fearg
    Participant

    @mcdanish wrote:

    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

    By posting the photos.. I was hoping to start a discussion about the buildings up there – not the name of the darned place!

  • #760399

    johnfp
    Participant

    Very PC Fearg, but you should have seen that one coming. The very use of the name Londonderry is like a red rag to a bull for a lot of people and rightly so in my opinion when one considers the historical aspect. I believe the name chage is going through the courts up there at the moment so hopefully that will result in Derry being properly recognised. I realise this is not a political forum but it`s not something you can just ignore. Nuff said.

  • #760400

    fergalr
    Participant

    The Presbyterian Church is a beauty.

  • #760401

    anto
    Participant

    The neutral “Maiden City” is also an option.:)

  • #760402

    Paul Clerkin
    Keymaster

    yeah but would be Londonmaiden or not…. 😉

  • #760403

    Fearg
    Participant

    Here are a couple of more pictures of buildings in a certain city in the North West..

    Gt James Street Presbyterian, sadly disused:
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    Tower and Spire of St Eugene’s Cathedral – its got 2 near sisters on the island, can anyone name them?
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    Another view of St Eugene’s
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  • #760404

    Praxiteles
    Participant

    Any images of the Walker monument?

  • #760405

    Fearg
    Participant

    @praxiteles wrote:

    Any images of the Walker monument?

    Here is one of the plaque on the plinth – don’t know why I didn’t take a proper photo of the stump..

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  • #760406

    -Donnacha-
    Participant

    When the UK’s Queen mother died recently BBC NI did a feature where they interviewed certain grandees who had met the old drunk. One Orange Man had met her twice; the second time they met he was disappointed she didn’t remember him so he reminded her he was from the Orange Lodge in Londonderry. According to him she appeared distracted, began to walk away, then spun on her heel and replied ‘oh! you mean Derry!’. To which he responded, ‘well if Derry’s good enough for you, it’s good enough for me!’.

    So that’s it settled, if Britain’s last Queen-Empress, the nationalists of Derry and virtually everybody on this board, not to mention local Protestants whom by all accounts agree, it is Derry. The only people I’ve ever heard it calling it Londonderry are gullible cartographers, Belfast Protestants and apologists for a psuedo fascist regime in Dublin who think that they are somehow being helpful call it Londonderry.

    There again, as a southern Protestant who despises Ulster Unionism I guess I’ll always be somewhat biased!

  • #760407

    ake
    Participant

    That First Presbyterian Church is really a beauty, what a lovely stone. I would like to visit Derry pity it’s so far away.

    Are Irish people unnaturally pedantic.?… I’ve just been reading about daingle

  • #760408

    Praxiteles
    Participant
    asmodeus wrote:
    When the UK’s Queen mother died recently BBC NI did a feature where they interviewed certain grandees who had met the old drunk. One Orange Man had met her twice]

    Please, a little respect for the late Queen-Empress. Whatever else she was always extremely generous with her refreshments at Cheltenham!!!

  • #760409

    -Donnacha-
    Participant

    Does anyone know of surviving plantation bawns near Derry?

  • #760410

    Fearg
    Participant

    A few more photos..

    Council Offices:
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    Custom House:
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    Guildhall:
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    “The Tec”
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