Can I take you higher?: Dublin's new wave of skyline pioneers

For some, the desire to be in the air is just too strong to ignore, but as a new wave of skyline pioneers push to propel Dublin’s low-lying skyline ever upward, we examine whether skyscraper development will really help meet the capital’s critical housing needs

29th September, 2019
‘Many of us in the property sector would love to see Project Waterfront reach upwards to the Dublin skyline on North Wall Quay’

Is the only way up? Will building higher than the current regulations allow solve the ‘creep quandary’, otherwise known as suburban sprawl? Our current housing minister thinks it might. Select developers do. Some planners are open to it. If it doesn’t overshadow the Georgian quarters of the capital, then why not allow for high-rise building in pockets of the city?

Controversial developer and skyward crusader Johnny Ronan has warned that “Dublin...

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