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Poll: Would you like to see Anglo HQ turned into a 'vertical park'?

As Nama appears to be interested in one architect’s idea to transform the concrete shell on Dublin’s quays into a public amenity, we ask YOU what you think should happen to the unfinished building.

Computer-generated impression of what the 'vertical park' on Dublin's north quays would look
Computer-generated impression of what the 'vertical park' on Dublin's north quays would look
Image: Mahoney Architecture

THE ABANDONED – and unfinished – multi-storey building on Dublin’s North Wall Quay that was once earmarked to be Anglo Irish Bank’s new HQ is currently nothing but a concrete shell.

It has been suggested by one architect that it be transformed into a ‘vertical park’ of terraced greenery, in order to transform it into a public amenity. Paschal Mahoney told in September that something creative should be done with the shell to make it into “a national asset”. Today, Frank McDonald in The Irish Times reports that Nama has invited Mahoney to present his idea to the agency so there is a possibility that it could become a reality.

What do you think of the idea? What would you like to see happen to the Anglo HQ?

Poll Results:

I would like to see it turned into this 'vertical park' (1872)
I would like to see it torn down entirely (353)
I have another idea for it (329)
I would like to see it stay as it is, as a reminder of greed/our economic suffering (223)

If you have another idea for what should happen to Anglo HQ than those outlined above, we’d like to hear about it in the comments section…

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