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10-04-2019, 04:37   #1
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22 storey 'skyscraper' approved for Tara Street

https://www.thejournal.ie/skyscraper...80201-Apr2019/

What is everyone's thoughts on this new 22 storey ''skyscraper'' that was approved in the last few days?

It will be interesting to see how this could affect/develop Dublin's skyline over the next few years.

Personally I think the building could be nicer but I think going up is a good idea.

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https://www.thejournal.ie/skyscraper...80201-Apr2019/

What is everyone's thoughts on this new 22 storey ''skyscraper'' that was approved in the last few days?

It will be interesting to see how this could affect/develop Dublin's skyline over the next few years.

Personally I think the building could be nicer but I think going up is a good idea.

Thoughts?
I dint think 22 floors classifies as a Skyscraper. Generally they are over 40 floors before they earn that title
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Building up is the only way for Dublin, urban sprawl can't continue forever
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Hotel 110 rooms, anything else going in it? Might end up being a “Ballymun flats”
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Are you sure that's Tara Street? Looks like it's on southside to me. However I do
Ike it. Think it makes sense also
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Are you sure that's Tara Street? Looks like it's on southside to me. However I do
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Tara street is on the southside.
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Has to happen and needs to become the norm.

It’s pointless expecting Dublin to continue to sprawl outwards.

It’s a city, cities round the world are full of 20-30 story blocks of apartments, there is no reason we shouldn’t do the same. Just make them good with some capable of family living.
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Are you sure that's Tara Street? Looks like it's on southside to me. However I do
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It's Tara Street AND on the south side, like Tara Street.

How does it relate to the future works on metrolink
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I dint think 22 floors classifies as a Skyscraper. Generally they are over 40 floors before they earn that title
I thought so, 22 floors isn't tall in todays world, it's just we've been slow to catch on.

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Has to happen and needs to become the norm.

It’s pointless expecting Dublin to continue to sprawl outwards.

It’s a city, cities round the world are full of 20-30 story blocks of apartments, there is no reason we shouldn’t do the same. Just make them good with some capable of family living.
Agreed, urban sprawl during the 90's and 00's has led to half arsed developments and huge increase on strained infrastructure/transport. I'd make the m a mix of studio/one bed up to small family living - diversify our housing market. Everyone from middle aged couples with children to first time buyers can't keep competing for the same 3 & 4 bed semi-d's.

I'd clear a lot of the city centre to cater for them. No point housing a couple of thousand people in the suburbs and telling them its a 30 minute commute...if you leave at 5:30 a.m on a Sunday.
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I'm delighted it got Planning.

Its not tall by international standards, but its tall by Irish standards.
The Fire Safety provisions in these types of buildings are way above and beyond our Building Regulation standard so i'm interested to see it under construction.
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But the light, the LIGHT, the LI-ATTTTTTTTTT!!!!! All of Dublin will be in shadow, compo all around!
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But the light, the LIGHT, the LI-ATTTTTTTTTT!!!!! All of Dublin will be in shadow, compo all around!
There actually is something in this. The sun is higher in cities located at lower latitudes so there is less shade on the streets from high buildings. Not suggesting compo is the answer!
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Another ugly building on Ireland's skyline, glass and metal and some concrete the usual pattern of leaving cert standard design here in Ireland.

We must have the most uncreative architects on the planet.

That thing looks ghastly....
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About time we do what the rest of the world does and build upward.
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There actually is something in this. The sun is higher in cities located at lower latitudes so there is less shade on the streets from high buildings. Not suggesting compo is the answer!
What about putting up another sun?
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