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Cash in place for liffey cable car

By Cormac Murphy

Friday July 10 2009

THE COMPANY behind the Liffey cable car proposal has the money in place to fund the project, it has been revealed.

Despite the difficult economic conditions, the Liffey Cable Car Company is ready and able to proceed with the €52m 'Suas' scheme.

And the firm is even planning similar projects in other cities in Ireland and in New York.

The ambitious proposal would see cable cars gliding over the Liffey at heights of 80 metres.

All the company needs is the go-ahead from Dublin City Council after it lodges a planning application and it can proceed, said Paddy Duffy, who has been working with the company on the plans.

The tourist attraction, which is inspired by the London Eye, is the brainchild of developer Barry Boland.

"Mr Boland is not looking for any public money at all. He has the sizeable amount of money necessary for the project already in place," Mr Duffy said.

"The next step would be to approach Dublin City Council, to see if the officials will support it. That is where the project is at the moment," he added.

The company is looking to hold pre-planning consultation meetings with the local authority.

If given the go-ahead, Suas will run from Heuston Station to the Docklands.

A presentation of the plan was made to the economic special policy committee earlier this year and was well received by councillors, Mr Duffy said.

"The team was very heartened by the positive reaction of the engineering committee of the council when they presented it to them," he added.

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lol! They cannot be serious....this would turn the place into a theme park.
 

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It's not even needed anyway cause they already have the Liffey cruise service for tourists that already go up and down the river. This would just look a bit silly IMO. Let the Yanks try build it first.....if it looks ok then give it a second hearing. But right now it's way to risky IMO in terms of the character and visual impact.
 

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Devils advocate would say that it is good to see unique proposals and also that the London Eye was not universally accepted as being a good idea at it's conception by any stretch of the imagination.

However the London eye is just one object - a wheel. This would involve massive pylons at a number of locations. Im all for original thinking and I think that is to be applauded but this is just too risky.
 

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I've wanted something like this linking Gateshead town centre with Gateshead Quays for years as the topography is really difficult, this however is a terrible idea for Dublin and it's cityscapes. It will completely ruin the ambience of the Liffey.
 

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Not a chance this will go ahead. 80m high....buildings that height are being refused in Dublin, why would you let an urban scar like this be allowed. No transport value, no aesthetic value... (Reminds me a of a little thing called the monorail in Sydney).
 
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