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Campaigner of Heritage Intends to Object to Towering Hotel Plan on Port of Cork Site

15th July 2019
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Custom House Quay development. AFLOAT adds the CGI image of the proposed tower development (on right) at the Port of Cork site where existing and historic bonded warehouses are located in the city's 'docklands' Custom House Quay development. AFLOAT adds the CGI image of the proposed tower development (on right) at the Port of Cork site where existing and historic bonded warehouses are located in the city's 'docklands' Photo: EchoLive.ie-facebook

EchoLive reports of an artist who has campaigned against a skyscraper development at the historic Port of Cork site has described new images of the proposed 34-storey tower as “dreadfully ugly”.

Cobh-based painter John Adams has garnered over 1,700 signatures for a petition against large-scale commercial development on the site of the Port of Cork buildings at Custom House Quay.

Tower Holdings unveiled plans yesterday for a €140m development on the site which will include a skyscraper hotel, retail units, cultural spaces, food and beverage businesses, office space, recreational areas and a micro-distillery, creating up to 800 jobs.

The building will be the tallest in Ireland, twice the height of the nearby Elysian Tower.

A planning application for the development is not expected to be lodged until later this month.

More can be read on this story here.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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