DUBLINERS don't want to live in a mini Manhattan, it emerged this week.
The City Council's grand plans for a high-rise capital have drawn a 95pc disapproval rating at a public meeting.
The council has invested a lot of time and expense devising its document Maximising the City's Potential: A Strategy for Intensification and Height.
But in a public consultation process, Dubliners showed themselves to be overwhelmingly opposed to skyscrapers.
A public meeting at Croke Park this week was attended by city architects, councillors and around 70 local residents.
When a show of hands was held to measure the level of support for a high-rise Dublin, 66 residents were opposed, while a number abstained.
Just one individual in the room backed the plans.
Cllr Tom Stafford also came out against the document.
"Dublin is not a high-rise city. I would not live in a high-rise and I would not expect my constituents to live in it," the Fianna Fail councillor said.
Facing a growing population and disappearing land banks, Dublin city planners are under pressure to build upwards to accommodate its residents.
The city council has formulated a plan that would reverse suburban sprawl and see the cityscape transformed by a number of high-rise hubs.