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.
Behold: Majestic Towers – all 80cm of it – a 450 piece laser cut acrylic HO-scale model of an art deco apartment building- showcased here by model railway builder Luke Towan, who further enhanced its miniature magnificence with deft paint-strokes, 3D-printed details and interior lights.
An ambitious concept by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut for an oceanic city made from a 3D printed combination of algae and recycled rubbish. The jellyfish-like, marina-domed ‘seascrapers’ extendable up to a kilometre deep, would feature renewable energy sources and sustanable food in the form of vegetable gardens, plankton, algae and mollusc farms.
One of many sustainable/renewable/optimistic concepts that can be viewed at Callebaut’s website.
Above: The World Trade Center in 1970; Sears Tower in 1970) Chrysler Building in 1929, New York Times Building in 1903, Manhattan Bridge in 1909; San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in 1933; the Empire State Building in the early 1930s and Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.