Building on top the Thompson Building, a heritage structure that was built in the 1920s and 1930s, will be the tallest building in the country by a metre.
Katarina, a partner in the development company HCL Group, said she hoped to have a complete structure for sale in two years, with a potential sale price of more than €300m.
The development of the new Thompson Building in Dublin will mark a major milestone in the regeneration of the city centre.
The Thompson Building was built at the height of the Great Depression and became Dublin’s tallest building.
It was one of several buildings on the site, which was redeveloped by the city in the 1990s.
It fell into disrepair when the city and County Council took over ownership in 2015.
Katherine said it was a very different building than what we would see today, with many features of the building that had been preserved, including its original facade.
It was one that we have a lot of nostalgia for, she said.
“It was a landmark in Dublin at the time and was very special, very iconic.”
We were a bit of a community and had a lot in common with the community that we grew up in, so it was really important that we preserved this part of the site.
“I think there will be a lot more interest in that in the years to come, especially in the area that surrounds the site.”
She said it would be the first of a number of new skyscrapers planned for the area, including the new National Convention Centre.
The new building is expected to be completed in 2019.KATARINA: “We are thrilled to see that this is the right place to be and to be able to say that it will be completed by 2020, because it will create a very special place for us and for the community in the Thompson and the Dublin area.”
The new Thompson building will be one of a range of developments that will transform the area around the building.
The site is located on the corner of Rathmines Road and Rathminers Street and is bounded by Kingsway, Rathminer Street, the Rathminos area and the north side of the Thompson.
Katalina said she wanted the building to be a symbol of regeneration and heritage, and that it would give a strong presence in the city.
She said that it was one part of a long-term plan for the Thompson to be redeveloped, with the building being a symbol that it has been in use for more than a century.
“This is a fantastic building that has been used by generations of people, and it will represent Ireland’s heritage in a very powerful way,” she said.
“It will be very interesting to see how it all develops and what happens in the future.”