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 Post subject: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:35 pm 
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I can't see a thread on the Irish Times' "crane watch" which was commenced last year.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/comm ... -1.2956795

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There were 60 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on February 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street. This is an increase of two – or 3 per cent – on December’s total of 58 and a rise of 26 (or 76 per cent) on the 34 cranes recorded on February 1st, 2016, when The Irish Times crane survey was first launched.


An interesting one to keep an eye on, they post a monthly count.


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:05 pm 
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For the sake of context and comparison, anyone know if there are any documented numbers of cranes prior to previous crash available?

I have searched google archived news, but couldn't find any references.


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:25 pm 
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The number of cranes is only going to rise over the next 2 years particularly in the north docklands.


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:44 am 
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loadsa-cranes on the south docklands at the moment

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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:08 am 
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snaps wrote:
For the sake of context and comparison, anyone know if there are any documented numbers of cranes prior to previous crash available?

I have searched google archived news, but couldn't find any references.


There was a thread ( I can't find) on the number of idle cranes around the city duringthe bust.

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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:49 am 
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A metaphor for the Irish Times. If it isn't visible from within their South Dublin hinterland...


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:52 am 
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Bogman wrote:
A metaphor for the Irish Times. If it isn't visible from within their South Dublin hinterland...

Yeah, I had a laugh about that too. God forbid there might be a crane down in Cork or in Galway.


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:55 am 
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Barney Gumble wrote:
Bogman wrote:
A metaphor for the Irish Times. If it isn't visible from within their South Dublin hinterland...

Yeah, I had a laugh about that too. God forbid there might be a crane down in Cork or in Galway.



Yes typical example of Irish Times and R.T.E. South County Dublin short sightedness.


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:57 am 
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ixus wrote:
There was a thread ( I can't find) on the number of idle cranes around the city during the bust.
There was a Jones Lang LaSalle "Crane Watch" report - can you imagine!
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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:43 pm 
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https://twitter.com/dublincranes?lang=en

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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:27 pm 
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The Central Bank used to do an informal count once a quarter from the top floor on Dame St from where you can pretty much see everything.

I am not sure how conducive the new quayside offices are to this though.


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:46 pm 
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Dublin crane count rises to 78 in May
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/com ... -1.3485923

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This is a rise of seven – or 10 per cent – on last month’s total and two less than the 80 recorded on December 1st, 2017 – the highest score yet registered by the Irish Times Crane Count.


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:27 am 
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is it alot for 2mln+ city with booming economy?

In my new approx 1 mln sized city there is 214 active cranes at the moment. A lot of them are for residential buildings like across the street from me, but there is heavy office development as well. Here is one of the city hot spots - Wrocław Business Garden:
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What is really interesting for Dublin is the fact that there are still no skyscrapers despite pressure for offices and apartments close to them. I guess someone is earning a lot of money from that fact...

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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:22 am 
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mightyz wrote:
is it alot for 2mln+ city with booming economy?

In my new approx 1 mln sized city there is 214 active cranes at the moment. A lot of them are for residential buildings like across the street from me, but there is heavy office development as well. Here is one of the city hot spots - Wrocław Business Garden:
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What is really interesting for Dublin is the fact that there are still no skyscrapers despite pressure for offices and apartments close to them. I guess someone is earning a lot of money from that fact...



Just curious, has your life improved since returning to Poland ?
Is there anything that's not as good there compared to Ireland ?


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 Post subject: Re: Crane spotting
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:09 pm 
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I am really missing watching sea every day.
I've liked roast from pub and variety of different takeways. I really loved that there was always good choice, even in smaller towns. Here only in city center there is good choice really.

Some people should go and work in Ireland just to see how you can slow down and not be in such a rush everywhere.. Some of them are really annoying here in Poland, especially on the roads :/

What I don't miss is weather, health service and long commutes.. In recent days here I've had up to 28C which is great, I love this, especially after winter and 10 years in Ireland before that. I am still trying to recover from being a couch potato for a very long time, but I've came back to sport.

I've bought an apartment in development and I am waiting for completion. I don't want to make same mistake like in Dublin, don't want to wait forever. Economy is booming and I am bit afraid that it might overheat. There is a lot of development which is being bought fully months prior to being finished, just like mine. A lot of estate development is much worse than is used to be few years back, too dense with little green space around. My last Irish apartment was next to golf course so it is very different.

There are ups and downs, Sometimes I am thinking about my decision, if it was right one.. Then I am reading Irish newspapers or thepin and then I know why did I leave.. or maybe: why did I stay in Dublin so long..

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