bk wrote: »
It is certainly common in similar sized European cities to have commuter towns, which consist of 10 storey buildings with shops, etc. on the ground floor, clustered around a high quality metro station from where the residents commute into the city.
Cherrywood can be a good example of this development model. But as you say the missing link is "high quality" and "metro". The Luas green line needs to be upgraded for this type of development.
prunudo wrote: »
Crossing over threads here but Cherrywood and its scope for high rise is the very reason that the greenline Luas should have and still should be upgraded to metro. We seem to be building new buildings back to front in Dublin, all the higher density areas away from the city centre and its employment with no real future plan on how these residents will commute back into the city.
daveomch wrote: »
What we need is to zone areas based on building heights:
100-150m for Appollo/Hawkins House and Liberty Hall rebuilds, 150-200m around Heuston, 200-400m in IFSC and Docklands.
denartha wrote: »
Unfortunately the ship has sailed for the Docklands.
marno21 wrote: »
Dublin is learning the hard way that “mass transit” and “street running” are not compatible with one another.
Every railway system in Dublin has flaws which hinder it. The Luas has the low capacity street sections. The DART has the level crossings, lack of space for expansion, twin tracks, and the sharing of the line with intercity, commuter and freight services.
This new policy of building dense residential schemes beside transit line which are already rammed full at peak times with limited expansion capabilities is going to lead to problems, but in reality there is no alternative.
Marcusm wrote: »
The city end is almost 30 years old at this stage, La Touché, AIB and ZiFSC house might be untouchable as a coherent threedome but the Harbourmaster buildings could be ripe for demolition. For example, the Wilton Place buildings which are about to be torn down for the LinkedIn campus are only 5 years older.
Zebra3 wrote: »
The obvious alternative is to build up in the city so people there can have a walking commute!!!!!
ncounties wrote: »
All for this but it would still require high quality public transport infrastructure, otherwise every streetscape will continue to be dominated by car based transport, the pavements will remain the same width, but we'll have tens of thousands of more people using them. It's already difficult enough walking around some parts of the city as it is.
CatInABox wrote: »
This is classic:https://twitter.com/barrymward/status/1196436033392594946
If you've ever wondered what Liberty hall would look like at 32 floors, look no further. The fact that it's got "16 storeys" splashed across it makes this one of the most ridiculously scaremongering tweets I've ever seen. I'm still laughing at it.
CrabRevolution wrote: »
I take it the tweet was deleted, as it's a dead link for me.
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prunudo wrote: »
Did anyone get a screenshot of it.
Rulmeq wrote: »
MrAbyss wrote: »
Is being a psychotic a prerequisite for running for office in this county?
JohnC. wrote: »
Councillors condemn plans for 45-storey building on Dublin's Quayshttps://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2021/0225/1199406-dublin-development/