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Old September 13th, 2016, 04:45 PM   #21
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What I can't understand is how come This area is still so restricted even though the area is quite far from the Georgian core, I think the need to take a look at how limerick are doing things as an example of how mid to high density is acceptable close to historic a historic centre
Again, it comes down to administration. Limerick City Council encompasses a bigger area of the city than DCC does. So it's not just city center people who vote for the councillors. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, South Dublin and Fingal have been a lot more daring because they have more diverse populations. DCC is basically students, a few very rich people and a lot of very poor people who don't see the benefit of this stuff. If DLR extended up to the Docklands I'd say it'd look like Manhattan by now.

DCC voters put pressure on councillors to stop stuff just because they can. Auckland, for example, has 1.4 million people in its city council area and it's actually a smaller city than Dublin. And because of that it's also a much more liveable city.
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Old September 13th, 2016, 11:17 PM   #22
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Again, it comes down to administration. Limerick City Council encompasses a bigger area of the city than DCC does. So it's not just city center people who vote for the councillors. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, South Dublin and Fingal have been a lot more daring because they have more diverse populations. DCC is basically students, a few very rich people and a lot of very poor people who don't see the benefit of this stuff. If DLR extended up to the Docklands I'd say it'd look like Manhattan by now.

DCC voters put pressure on councillors to stop stuff just because they can. Auckland, for example, has 1.4 million people in its city council area and it's actually a smaller city than Dublin. And because of that it's also a much more liveable city.
All the more reason for a Mayor over an area covering most of the county Dublin area (maybe excluding north of Swords).

The population between the canals and in the Mausoleum (DL Town centre and adjoining areas) would be heavily outnumbered by people who want transport and accommodation and a modern vibrant city - and don't think Dublin 1904 was the Gold Standard.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 04:42 AM   #23
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Limerick City council is bigger than DCC because LCC was merged with Limerick County Council though. The old LCC was much smaller than DCC, and it encompassed only the city centre and pre-70s areas.

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Old November 3rd, 2016, 10:06 AM   #25
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Is that the reflector site or the Hanover Quay apartments site?
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 12:54 PM   #26
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Old November 7th, 2016, 02:05 PM   #27
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This is one of the most interesting buildings going up down in the Docklands. This area is really going to be amazing when completed with the Capital Dock around the corner as well and I hate to bring this up as I know it's a politically charged debate, but when is the caravan encampment in this area going to be moved on?
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Old November 7th, 2016, 02:19 PM   #28
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This is one of the most interesting buildings going up down in the Docklands. This area is really going to be amazing when completed with the Capital Dock around the corner as well and I hate to bring this up as I know it's a politically charged debate, but when is the caravan encampment in this area going to be moved on?
It has been moved a few times already, and returned as many.
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Does anyone know what the plans are for the remaining warehouses immediately to the east of the new Reflector building? Will there be an Airbnb type restoration planned for these to provide a similar bookend to that block or would they be demolished for a typical 6/7 storey type development per the other Hanover Quay developments?
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Old November 7th, 2016, 03:41 PM   #30
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could they not just place a glass box around their precious facade? i.e. preserving the facade and making a feature of it, but not wasting a ton of space above?
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Old November 7th, 2016, 04:20 PM   #31
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Does anyone know what the plans are for the remaining warehouses immediately to the east of the new Reflector building? Will there be an Airbnb type restoration planned for these to provide a similar bookend to that block or would they be demolished for a typical 6/7 storey type development per the other Hanover Quay developments?
Apparently our wise city planners reasoned that someones view of something is blocked from some angle if anything more than the typical 6/7 storey block is built there.

Heaven forbid that such a tragedy would ever befall such a mythical person.
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A sneak peak of foundation work for the Reflector.
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Old March 8th, 2017, 12:56 AM   #33
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A sneak peak of foundation work for the Reflector.
Plus a decent shot of Capital Docks from a different angle. That area is some area of construction activity at the moment!
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Plus a decent shot of Capital Docks from a different angle. That area is some area of construction activity at the moment!
I was out walking down there earlier, I was able to count 20 cranes visible from the riverside in the immediate area only.
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I was out walking down there earlier, I was able to count 20 cranes visible from the riverside in the immediate area only.
The Irish Times should hire you for their crane count!

There'll probably be about forty around there next year as all the projects planned for the area progress further.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 03:58 AM   #36
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I reckon you could throw in at least another 10 cranes in this shot in the next 3 or 4 months.

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With the pace of some of them though, there will be a few of those cranes gone soon too!
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I reckon you could throw in at least another 10 cranes in this shot in the next 3 or 4 months.
We may be at peak crane now. Only cranes for 76 SJRQ will be added to that view, meanwhile some projects this time next year will be winding up, like Block D of Dublin landings and Capital Dock. We'll probably see another 10 on the North Docks though.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 10:50 PM   #39
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All those tall cranes building short buildings...shame
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