Dublin City Council has approved plans to redevelop the Phibsborough Shopping Centre, but the facelift won't include the demolition of the tower.
The eye-sore has often been named one of the ugliest buildings in Dublin but the developers behind the project say they can't bulldoze it, because they don't own the Tesco and Eddie Rockets on the ground floor.
The single storey part of the shopping centre will be built up. There'll be three heights ranging from three to seven floors.
The €50m project includes redeveloping part of the grounds of Dalymount Park.
It will be mean more room for shops, restaurants and the construction of apartments for over 340 students.
The planning application promises student accommodation "set out in two blocks around two landscaped courtyards and range in height from 4 to 6 storeys over split level ground floor, with part overhanging of the existing Shopping Centre onto Phibsborough Road. The split level ground floor accommodates management offices and reception, student amenity space, storage... and a split level basement containing 172 bicycle parking spaces, cinema room, bin storage, laundry and plant."