High time for high-rise

It would be wise – and environmentally sound – for Dublin city’s planners to consider high-rise construction

10th January, 2009

At a time when builders are going bust and empty new housing estates haunt the landscape like the tawdry ghosts of Ireland’s bling boom, it may seem curious that Dublin planners would want to lay down laws for high-rise construction. But they do - with a draft policy that will soon go before the city council. Some say that the U2 tower in Dublin’s south docklands might not get built, which is a pity because,...

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