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While we’re on the subject of lampposts….
Unfortunately this patch of grass is full of dog shit.
I drove across The Samuel Beckett Bridge at about 12:30 last night for the first time. There was a real “wow” factor, so much so that I had to park the car, and go back and walk it. On my way home, I had to cross The James Joyce Bridge which inevitably is in a really poor state, one entire lower side of lighting was totally redundant and various other strip lights weren’t working. In the cold light of day, there are plenty of other issues too. One wonders whether Dublin City Council would have been shamed into at least changing a few light bulbs had Calatrava been in town to attend the opening of his Samuel Beckett Bridge as he did back in June 2003 at the official opening of its little sister upstream.
Looking at Amanda Levete Architects lovely new bridge nearby I also wonder what the London practice would make of the state of the new structure’s immediate environment (granted that the landscaping hasn’t been started)……………..See pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stoneybutter/4150893809/in/set-72157622809236246/
Speaking of Smithfield, ‘Bow St’, a film showing at The Joinery on Arbour Hill at the moment is well worth seeing.
- September 17, 2008 at 10:13 pm in reply to: What is the most attractive bridge over the Liffey? #755871
Does the railway bridge that crosses the Liffey between Islandbridge and Hueston Station have a name? It’s surely one of the Liffey’s least known bridges.
I’m glad to see the back of the twisty tower but am disappointed by Foster’s corporate looking structure. I’d be interested to see Hadid’s proposal.
Hopefully U2 will have split up by the time this thing’s finished.
Last Monday at a workshop regarding future development of DIT at the Grangegorman site, I discovered that a tunnel underneath Rathdown Road linking Grangegorman with the Broadstone side exists although it’s no longer in use.
Also, while we’re at it, has anybody ever heard of an extension that branches off from the tunnel that runs beneath the Phoenix Park and terminates at Ãras an UachtarÃ¡in? A small emergency platform. I don’t believe it and can’t remember where I heard it. It’s a groovy rumour though.