Giants on the horizon

Will financial muscle of Nama and US funds revive Celtic Tiger vision of high-rise docklands?

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
27th September, 2015
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Computer-generated image of Nama’s planned development on the former U2 Tower site at Capital Dock

A penny for Harry Crosbie’s thoughts right now.

Back in 2007, just before the global crisis hit, he was planning to build a 42-storey high-rise development at the Point Village called The Watchtower.

At the same time just across the Liffey, on Hanover Quay, there were plans for U2’s proposed eponymous tower, intended to be 35 storeys high.

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