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Old May 10th, 2017, 11:06 PM   #441
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Well this would be a lot nicer
I like this. But is it a little, I dunno, suburban looking? It strikes me as a North American design for a "European style plaza". One that might crop up in the outer parts of Miami or something.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 01:28 AM   #442
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this is the only forum thread that i wish would NOT change from 'approved' to 'under construction'......haha
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Old May 11th, 2017, 01:34 AM   #443
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Can you be more polite in your engagement here? There is no need for aggressiveness or the constant use of bad language to make your points.

This puts off people from commenting and the many onlookers who would otherwise take part think twice about doing so.

No need for the tone.
They're right though - international airports are usually consigned to the armpits of most cities - Dublin Airport to the city centre is actually relatively pleasant a visual journey in comparison, and Exo Building (much as I hate its design myself) won't really ruin that.

You tend not to see much of tall buildings from a taxi or bus anyway.

Really, the argument about tourists and Exo is a red herring, we need Exo to work for people who live and work in Dublin.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 01:43 AM   #444
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Usually when my American side of the family come over, they're generally too fascinated by cows and grass.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 03:13 AM   #445
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They're right though - international airports are usually consigned to the armpits of most cities - Dublin Airport to the city centre is actually relatively pleasant a visual journey in comparison, and Exo Building (much as I hate its design myself) won't really ruin that.

You tend not to see much of tall buildings from a taxi or bus anyway.

Really, the argument about tourists and Exo is a red herring, we need Exo to work for people who live and work in Dublin.
My point wasn't that it should look good for tourists, though! I answered a question about whether or not I care what tourists think - and I do.

This building should look good for Dubliners, Corkonians, Galwegians, tourists and anyone using or living in the city. And I don't think the current design is good enough for any of these categories
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Old May 11th, 2017, 03:21 AM   #446
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I honestly don't think this building is as bad as people are making out. Seems to me to be a bit of a herd mentality against it that does not stand up to much scrutiny.

I think people may change their opinion.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 04:17 AM   #447
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I honestly don't think this building is as bad as people are making out. Seems to me to be a bit of a herd mentality against it that does not stand up to much scrutiny.

I think people may change their opinion.
That's very possible. I don't actually hate it. It's just so mediocre. And when we are defending buildings as "not as bad as..." maybe architects need to do better.
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Old June 18th, 2017, 10:20 AM   #448
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Sunday Business Post: NAMA are close to a deal to 'forward fund' the EXO development where an investor pays upfront and gains ownership on completion.
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Sunday Business Post: NAMA are close to a deal to 'forward fund' the EXO development where an investor pays upfront and gains ownership on completion.
Haven't seen the article, does this mean the investor entrusts NAMA with the construction of the building? Why on earth would anyone do that, surely they would be aware of the disaster that is Bolands Quay.
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surely they would be aware of the disaster that is Bolands Quay.
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We are coming up on the second anniversary of Bolands Quay getting planning permission and yet the main works have not commenced.
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There was a lot of work involved in securing and reinforcing the old mill buildings that are being preserved.
This might explain some of the delay with progress on the main buildings.
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The timeframe for Bolands Quay was quite broad from the beginning. Currently date for completion is Q4 2018. It'll probably be around early 2019 now.
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The timeframe for Bolands Quay was quite broad from the beginning. Currently date for completion is Q4 2018. It'll probably be around early 2019 now.
OMG!

What is it about Boland's mill that it keeps cropping up here?

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