Tall buildings are mostly for officey companies rather than retailers e.g. finance, IT, legal, insurance, accounting, equity and stock trading.chemicals wrote: what sort of business are we talking about here? that have a weird desire to have their shop/office on the twentieth floor ?
I know trusting developers at the moment seems like saying that Hitler et al were actually a grand bunch of fellows albeit just misunderstood but yes. That is to say I trust them more than the government. Besides I've mentioned this new rule already is in the interest of the developers rather than punter joe.chemicals wrote:you sure about that are you ? you trust Irish developers to do the right thing do you ?
The bubble was a mostly a regulation issue - there was never any real shortage of land in Ireland just planning permission and tax breaks and grants to build houses to counter the effects of the shortage created a skewed perception of what was really happening.
This is the same scenario again, mind on a far far smaller scale as the area in question is way more limited but if demand is there to go up and and building looks pretty - why create an artificial shortage?
I do think we should have good planning permission though. I really don't see this new proposal as being necessary.
Is it fair to say you don't like tall buildings in general? When I think of cool cities - Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong etc. Their skylines always come to mind.chemicals wrote:snip