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Old September 25th, 2007, 05:06 AM   #21
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I'm moving to Dublin in 2 months and am really excited about all of the projects in the pipeline.

Now all thats needed is the infrastructure to catch up with the rest of Europe (Metro and interconnector plus Luas extensions and airport expansions), and perhaps the Port moved out of the city centre freeing up hundreds of acres of prime waterside retail, if only they can move the oil storage facilities.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #22
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wel theres quite a few luas extensions already on the cards including an interconnectoer,dublin airport has just been granted permission for a 2nd terminal with people already talking about a 3rd. Personally i believe the port will eventually be moved out but its probably gonna be at least a decade.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 08:05 PM   #23
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Internationally Renowned Architect Daniel Libeskind Launches Master Plan for Grand Canal Square

Studio Daniel Libeskind has designed a new theatre and two superb new office buildings at Grand Canal Square. The diamond shaped West End-style 2,000 seater theatre is the centrepiece of the scheme, which is currently under construction by Sisk builders and due to be completed by 2010. The theatre is complemented by 380,000 sq ft of adjacent luxury office suites – Number 2, Number 4 and Number 5, Grand Canal Square all arranged around the Marta Schwartz Square. Each office building enjoys its own distinct profile and identity with striking sculptured shapes and a high performance doubled layered glass façade.

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Old October 1st, 2007, 11:12 PM   #24
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Very nice! 2010 still seems a long time for something already well under construction.........

Anyway 2nd terminal - construction started today Cubix. Posted this in different thread:

This will come as a relief to anyone who has used Dublin Airport recently with its awful overcrowding. Construction of new terminal began today with a 3rd anticipated before 2015.


http://www.dublinairportauthority.co...nt/Terminal_2/

Lots of info on T2 can be found there with renders etc.

Interestingly Micheal O'Leary of Ryanair is not too happy about it and wants to build his own 'barn' instead. Its unlikely in my view that an argument in front of a judge that its 'too big' and 'too expensive' is going to go his way but anyway its under construction now and there is not much he can do about it. Construction time is two years.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/1001/airport.html

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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:57 AM   #25
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U2 tower looks great! worst thing about dublin but is the endless traffic queues!!
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 12:03 PM   #26
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T2 is badly needed at Dublin Airport.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 01:05 PM   #27
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 11:53 PM   #28
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Apparently the developers of the 'Watchtower' have said the actual tower is now under construction. At 120m (36 fls) high it will be easily the tallest building in Dublin and indeed on the island. At least till the U2 tower starts.


Unless they do something good with the cladding it wont be a patch on the U2 tower IMO.





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Old October 4th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #29
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Its certainly nothing special but im glad its moving along swiftly,pity we cant say the same about the U2 tower. -its over twice the height of any existing building in the city so this is gonna have a BIG impression...and some reckon crosbie will lob on a few extra floors!
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Old October 5th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #30
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Some pics of alto vetro,these were takin a while ago so it should be just about finished now...







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Old October 6th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #31
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Great pics. Looks awesome.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #32
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Apparently the Dublin Docklands Development Authority is to make a statement or decision on the tendering process for the U2 tower later today. They were suppose to decide last month but hopefully something will emerge.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #33
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Dublin high-rise schemes rejected

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for two high-rise schemes in Dublin's Digital Hub in the Liberties, saying that they would "seriously injure the residential amenities of the area". Manor Park Homes and P. Elliott and Co had both acquired sites previously owned by the State on either side of Thomas Street. The deals, involving the transfer of more than five acres of land in November 2005, netted €118 million for the Government. But Manor Park was refused permission by Dublin City Council for a "mini-Manhattan" scheme on the south side of Thomas Street. It would have included a cluster of high-rise buildings of up to 53 storeys, flanked by lower buildings on the street frontage. Upholding the council's decision, An Bord Pleanála noted that the 2.5-acre site was "located in the historic core of Dublin city and fronts on to . . . one of the city's oldest streets", which is also designated a conservation area in the current Dublin City Development Plan. The board also referred to the council's policy of protecting the skyline of the inner city, in line with the criteria regarding building heights set out in the 2000 study by London-based urban designers DEGW, which put forward a strategy for building heights in the city.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 05:27 PM   #34
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Spencer Dock

http://www.spencerdock.ie/





This project is well underway and will include the new (and long awaited) National Conference Center. It is a very large project encompassing some 20 hectares in Dublin Docklands.










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Totally forgot about this project and I really like the design,something different thats all we need.Some more renders.



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Old October 26th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #36
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More on what is being built in the Grand Canal Docks area of the Docklands:












More images here

http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/proj...canal-theatre/
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Old October 28th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #37
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How many floors would have the old U2 tower had?
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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #38
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35 floors - something like that. Fosters design would be taller but would still have 36 or 37 floors. So that has not changed really.
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u2 tower looks amazing I will be in Dub in few days, cant wait

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Spencer Dock

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The Spencer Dock Development Company today lodged a planning application for a thirty five-story hotel, which will be an exciting and integral part of the National Conference Centre complex on Dublin’s North Wall Quay.

The proposed hotel will be a landmark indicator of the Conference Centre both locally and in a citywide context.

Speaking today Chairman of the Convention Centre Dublin, Mr. Dermod Dwyer said: "The development of the hotel has always been a central part of the overall plan for the National Conference Centre. It’s estimated that 200 events will be held each year in the NCC and with an iconic hotel as part of the NCC there is potential for many additional international conferences. World-class services and accommodation facilities will be a key driver in the success of Ireland’s National Conference Centre"

"Given the international role of the conference centre, and in turn the hotel, it was crucial that the architecture be of a commensurably high quality. This is why the architectural brief placed sustainability and sophisticated design architecture as a central requirement. The hotel brief has been developed in conjunction with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company who operate the recently opened Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt. "

The architect of the hotel is the well known Dublin practice – Shay Cleary & Associates. Commenting on the leading edge architecture of the new hotel, Mr. Cleary said: "The form of the tower is that of a simple pristine rectangular glazed enclosure. Within this formal concept, complexity and architectural richness is achieved through the proposition of a "building within a building".

Mr Cleary added: "The general public spaces of the hotel occupy the first five floors. The remainder of the hotel comprises hotel rooms, a fitness centre & spa, hotel suites, clubs, lounges, meeting rooms and winter gardens".


The professional team comprises of: Shay Cleary & Associates architects; O’Connor Sutton Cronin structural and civil engineers; McArdle McSweeney mechanical and electrical engineers; Bruce Shaw as quantity surveyors and project managers; Moylan traffic consultants; and John Spain Associates, planning and development consultants.


Mr John Bruder, CEO Treasury Holdings stated: "I hope that the plan will be warmly received by all concerned, including those who work and live within the city and that we can move forward with our plans to ensure that the development proceeds in parallel with the National Conference Centre."


This together with the U2 tower and Point Tower would created a good skyline in the area. The planning process should be a bit swifter this time and with the Point Tower already under construction it will be very difficult to justify refusing it.

http://ireland.archiseek.com/news/2007/000369.html

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