I just hate the way that the north side of Cashel Street has mostly 5 and 6 storey buildings, with the short 2-3 storey buildings being built on the south side. Cashel Street is in shadow for most of the day now, which isn't very pleasant especially with a cold easterly breeze blowing down the street. I would rather the short buildings were on the north side, and the tall ones on the south.Stylish enough... but again, as like a few other projects, for such a prime piece of real estate, a shame it wasn't a couple levels taller.
Well exactly. I'm not criticising the developers here, and 6 stories is hardly a skyscraper anyway, just saying that when you look at the height of the buildings emerging along this street, it would have been more logical to have the taller buildings on the south side of the street and shorter buildings on the north side to capture more sunlight in wintertime especially. Obviously it was originally envisaged that both sides of the street would have similar height buildings but it didn't turn out that way.Can you imagine Mr Gough thinking "**** it, I'm only building 2 stories high to keep the pedestrians on Cashel st in the sun"!
Or Mr Peebles thinking "I'm going to build 7 stories to help block the wind out even though my building will sit empty and burn a hold in my pocket"
Investors build to demand...... Not what works well for a street
I'm hopeful that the new laneways in Pebble's development are good this time round. I've found the laneways he's built on Durham St, Kilmore St, and the Mackensie and Willis development to all be very dark and basically concrete corridors so I hope he can pull it off on a main street such as Cashel St.I'm sure the same can be said for the court yard area of The Terrace and hopefully some of Pebble's lane ways on the south side.