Dublin City Council reject plans for the city’s tallest ever building

When you travel to places like New York or Dubai, you realise how small (and short) Dublin City is.

And even though the city has changed drastically over the years, there's still no building taller than 70 metres.

Celtic Tiger developer Johnny Ronan tried to change that by proposing to build Dublin's tallest skyscraper on the South Quays, however, his bid has been rejected.

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The Irish businessman wanted to build a 22-storey hotel and office block just off Tara Street, but there were many people against the plans.

And it looks like Dublin City Council has listened to the opponents, as they believe the hotel would have an ill-effect on the character of the area.

The Council claim that the 88-metre building would have a "significant and detrimental visual impact" on the city.

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Dublin City Council said in a statement: "The proposal would be reason of visual intrusion, have a significant and detrimental visual impact on a number of important views and vistas in the city including from College Green and the Trinity College Campus."

They also noted that the "scale, bulk and height" would take away from “one of the city’s most important architectural set pieces,” The Custom House.

Johnny has one month to appeal the decision, but we honestly can't see it going anywhere at the moment.

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