Height Supremacy


A planning application has been submitted for a 45-floor apartment block on North Wall Quay, Dublin 1


Archidub writes:

Planning application submitted to An Bord Pleanala for 1,005 apartments in 3 blocks ranging from 8 to 45 storeys on a 1.1 hectare site at City Block 9 on North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 (North Lotts). While its unlikely to be built in its current form due to Docklands SDZ’s onerous height limits, it does seem likely a version of this will be constructed at some stage in future whether this is through waiting for a change in the SDZ or abolishing the SDZ.


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15 thoughts on “Height Supremacy

    1. Dr.Fart

      ive good odds on not enough people (a) needing to live in town anymore (b) being able to afford the rent they’ll be asking for.

  1. Bob Guccione, Junior

    I’ve good odds on that CG landscaped “public area” at the front either:

    a) never being completed, or finished to such a half-assed extent that they needn’t have bothered
    b) becoming a verdant “boardwalk 2.0”, a safe space for scobes to deal Zimmos, intimidate tourists and air their grievances at the top of their nasal, scobey voices

    1. delacaravanio

      You forgot (c): try and turn it into a white water cycle path, before soon abandoning the idea of building anything, anywhere, ever again.

  2. TypeONegative

    Would love to see 30+ storey apartment buildings within the canals, this carry-on of everyone commuting along medieval-sized streets and already-jam-packed light rail isn’t sustainable.
    You would have to assume the developers are purposefully exaggerating the height so they can “compromise” with the local authority, who will no doubt once again wring their hands at shadows being cast.

    1. Kingfisher

      Absolutely. The sensible thing would be to ban cars between the canals.

      How sensible it is to build high-rise in any area threatened by climate-change-caused sea rise is a question we don’t seem to consider in Ireland.

  3. DOC

    Johnny Ronan is probably behind this…
    So it does not have a chance of getting built
    His reputation is more stained than a college mattress

  4. Gabby

    The bold young, post-Covid, post-church, post existentialist, postgeorgian, postmodern Ireland is about to launch itself into the space age.

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