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# buildings

Last year
# Architecture
10 - 12 Hanover Quay voted Ireland's favourite building
The building won the Public Choice Award in the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland awards.
# Limerick
Limerick's dangerous and derelict buildings caused by 'property speculating'
Documents show how Limerick deals with dangerous and derelict buildings.
All time
Donal Fallon: The incredible legacy of Herbert Simms, who helped transform Dublin
Donal Fallon describes the impact the Dublin Corporation architect Herbert Simms had on Dublin city.
# disrepair
An Taisce releases list of 10 most at-risk buildings, including the Iveagh Markets in Dublin
The heritage charity has marked the ten important structures in Ireland as being in “a state of disrepair”.
# insider guide
Boomtime beauties: 6 Celtic Tiger buildings that deserve more appreciation, according to architects
Plus one that continues to divide opinion.
# structural defects
'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening
Teams have been on site throughout the weekend to facilitate the reopening of schools.
# Double Take
Double Take: The striking Corporation flats designed by Herbert G Simms
The buildings that shape Dublin’s city centre.
# herbert simms
Dublin City Council says it's NOT planning to demolish historic housing blocks
Concern was raised last week that a number of protected structures designed by Herbert Sims would be demolished.
# herbert simms
'If the council decides to demolish these buildings, people would protest'
Concern has been raised over the possible de-listing of protected housing complexes in Dublin designed by notable city architect Herbert Simms.
# Taiwan
'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks
At least nine people died in Tuesday’s earthquake in the popular tourist city of Hualien.
# For Sale
This plot of land in Dublin's docklands is up for sale for €27 million
The site could be home to 400 apartments.
# wrecking ball
A group of architects wants to save this 'piece of heritage' from demolition in Dublin
The building on Baggot Street dates back to the 1960s.
# Going Up
The man behind the skyscrapers: 'I have done houses, museums and the world's tallest building'
One man who would know is Marshall Strabala.
# So Long
This New York skyscraper would be the world's longest building
Longest, not tallest.
# Conservation confusion
Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'
If your local authority decides your house or business is a protected structure, what actually happens?
# Architecture
This building will have the tallest atrium in the world
The Zaha Hadid-designed building will be finished next year.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think high-rise buildings would be a good idea?
Rents in Dublin city are 5.2% higher than their previous peak in early 2008, and when compared to their lowest rates in 2010, have grown by 51.3%.
# changing hands
Foreign investors snapping up Dublin office space at an extraordinary rate
Just over a quarter of commercial buildings in the capital have changed hands over the past two years.
# moveable poo
Japan might put toilets in lifts in case people get stuck during earthquakes
Definitely qualifies as an emergency.
# lives at risk
Dozens of homes feared destroyed by raging fires in South Australia
Firefighters have been struggling to contain the blaze due to strong winds.
# Skyscrapers
The 10 tallest buildings that were never finished
Some buildings were just never meant to be…
# michael brown
Ferguson: Protests, violence, over news that police officer won't be charged over shooting of teen
There are peaceful protests against the verdict across the US and riots have broken out again in Ferguson.
# INspections
Thousands of rentals in Dublin aren't good enough to pass council inspections
Out of the 5,984 rentals inspected, 5,228 were served with enforcement notices.
# concrete jungle
These 11 beautiful New York buildings no longer exist
New York had a poor record of protecting old buildings until 1966.
# new build
Been noticing more cranes about? Construction has increased for 12 straight months
A new survey says that there is more work and jobs are on the up.
# Property Porn
Gallery: These 20 amazing designs are up for the World Building of the Year award
Turkey, Japan, Iran, Korean, the UK and Australia are all represented.
# Architechure
16 buildings you need to visit before you die
Wow. Just…wow.
# barfchitecture
What is the worst building in Ireland?
We want you to tell us!
# Architecture Porn
Here are the world's favourite new buildings
A Manhattan skyscraper, a Chinese airport and a house on a sled in New Zealand all feature.
# Redevelopment
The ESB no longer has to restore Dublin's 'Georgian Mile'
A vote this evening amended the city’s Development Plan, removing a requirement to build a Georgian facade if the site is redeveloped.
# Property Porn
The people have spoken: These are the 14 best new buildings of the year
A hotel on stilts, a winding winery and a vibrant Walmart office are among the winners.
# Construction
36 per cent decrease in new buildings in 2013
There were 7,943 new buildings recorded in the Republic of Ireland in 2013.
# Quinn Group
'Campaign of sabotage': Former Quinn HQ in Derrylin attacked
The Quinn Group was rebranded as Aventas Group – its headquarters in Derrylin was attacked last night.
# pretty big i guess
Expert panel declare World Trade Center as western hemisphere's tallest building
The panel decided in the tower’s favour in a dispute over whether the spire on top could be counted when measuring height.
# Awkward
The People's Daily building in China looks like a gigantic, gold-plated, um...
Is it just us?
# John Gilligan
Gilligan's Kildare estate up for sale - and could fetch €500k
The convicted criminal is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence.
# le corbuiser
Why did this architect want to demolish downtown Paris?
The plan would have demolished an area which had descended into squalor, but is now one of the city’s most culturally significant areas.
# Florida
Video: The moment a resort villa is partly swallowed by sinkhole
Nearly a third of the Summer Bay Resort collapsed yesterday in Orland, Florida.
# Brian Hayes
The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State
Minister of State Brian Hayes hopes to have details on every building, every piece of land and every table and chair owned by the State to be online by the beginning of next year.
# Earthquake
At least 54 dead in twin China quakes: government
The quake saw more than 21,000 buildings being severely damaged, with 1,200 collapsing.