The Point Village (Irish: Sr idbhaile an Phointe) is a new 'city quarter' in the North Wall area of Dublin, Ireland. The 800 million development is currently under construction and was planned to feature a shopping centre, a cinema complex, a museum, offices and a hotel plus a five-storey underground car park.
The O2 concert venue opened in December 2008, built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue which operated from 1988 to 2007. Following its closure, the site underwent major redevelopment and was renamed after O2.
Situated beside The O2 is a 252-bed hotel, The Gibson Hotel, opened in June 2010 and including nine suites, with access to terrace gardens and private access to the O2. It also includes a spa, gymnasium, two outdoor hot-tubs and large conference facilities.
The Point Village Market was planned to be the city's largest outdoor weekend market, held at the Point Village Square, beside The O2. It was closed in 2011.
A 10m "observation wheel" was located in the centre of Point Village Square until early 2012.
Due to the recent economic downturn, the planned shopping centre element is currently delayed.
There were also plans to build a 120 metre skyscraper (called the 'Point Village Watchtower') which would have included apartments, office space, a miniature TV and radio studio, and rooftop bar and restaurant with panoramic views over Dublin Bay. This project has been abandoned due to the difficult economic climate faced by the Docklands Authority.
The terminus of the docklands extension of the Luas light rail system is located in the middle of the development. This Luas link connects the Point Village to other transport options, including the DART, suburban rail, Bus ras, mainline rail, and the future Dublin Metro. The Dublin Port Tunnel southern portal is also located nearby.
The Point station is on the Luas Red Line which runs from Tallaght to Connolly and from Bus ras to the terminus at the Point Village.
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