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sorry – post made before onthejob’s
Citywest is (for most part) being funded privately, even before the current state of finances that was the appetising route for Govt.
2 bookies have opened!
god it’s almost like Wall St 😉
It always strikes me as a very cramped development when I drive past (as opposed to dense).
Interesting to see the quality of materials used on the finished product. Will make or break this IMO
Weren’t Harvey Nic’s interested in taking the whole thing pre their Dundrum outlet?
Hindsight is 20/20!
unless montenotte has suddenly moved to Dublin Port, that ain’t the watchtower 😉
Arghhhhh Citibank and PWC… both STW
are you effin’ kidding me?!? at least with the Interconnector route selection process they purposely avoided station and routes that would require demolishing noted structures. That is not to say all will be spared though…
There’s so much garbage in Drumcondra, I can’t believe this is what they settled on. I suppose a school for the blind is easier to CPO. I’d nearly prefer Quinns to go…
Is that view looking on from cloniffe rd? If so I hardly think that’s the design – isn’t there a much grander red brick building in situ that terminates the view on Cloniffe looking towards Drumcondra…
You’d think the renders would be chosen to minimise the appearance of sloped bit. From the pic abouve it looks quite dominant. Wonder how this looks from Aston qy, Henry St, Smithfield (!)
That Manuel Aires Mateus hotel when first proposed was always described in terms of it being “geological” as if hewn from a massive piece of rock – the renders suggest as much. So when I saw it flying up and saw the white panels I assumed it was some Kingspan isulation panels or something similar.
Imagine my surprise last week when I saw the finished product was just that! The whole “hewn from rock” design looks ridiculous when the foyer now looks like a smooth plastic cave. Hewn from formica!
Graham, 10 out of 10 on the doors… yes actual lurid orange plastic wavin pipes! While under construction I used walk past agog at the sight
the winter gardens do look sweet though 😉
materials wise – is this what happens when planners and designers try to attain consensus?
ok, so the tower is basically complete. impact on city hall is too great.
God, An T should know better than to throw remarks like that out into the media. It merely serves to throw oil on the flames of their naysayers. Personally I think they’d be best to make their submissions in the correct manner and not through the forum of public opinion. It’s a battle they will never win. Also for the docklands to be breathlessly promoted as a suitable place for tall buildings, only to have the only tall building proposed in the area criticised is just plain dumb. An T usually do the right thing, but should be much more sophisticated in their approach. Silence is golden!
nah – even the LCD’s, xboxes, Laptops and Plasmas were half price – the lads got in on the madness too!
If only there were more schemes to hide the many Zoe additions in this area 😉
It just looks like an airport hotel from the 70’s – calling the bar “the zebra lounge” would complete the picture! I suppose the choice of materials will greatly influence final outcome – the renders don’t give much away.
god hickeys gets rejected and this gets through…
Mind you it’s not as if the ole Aisling wasn’t crying out for redevelopment.
There’s a man with drive, focus and busines acumen. also knows how to do a deal or two!