Adolf Luas

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  • in reply to: Dublin Street Lighting #755762

    Adolf Luas
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    While we’re on the subject of lampposts….
    http://www.stoneybutter.com/project/play-stations/

  • in reply to: Smithfield, Dublin #712570

    Adolf Luas
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    Unfortunately this patch of grass is full of dog shit.

  • in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744603

    Adolf Luas
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    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/

  • in reply to: Smithfield, Dublin #712480

    Adolf Luas
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    Speaking of Smithfield, ‘Bow St’, a film showing at The Joinery on Arbour Hill at the moment is well worth seeing.
    http://someblindalleys.com/index.php/tag/the-joinery/

  • in reply to: Dublin City Hall.. and Lego #775352

    Adolf Luas
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    Anyone here ever see The Late Late Show hosted by that well known Southside squatter Pat the Plank all made, remarkably, in Lego?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kTZSw-5g1Y

  • in reply to: What is the most attractive bridge over the Liffey? #755871

    Adolf Luas
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    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.

  • in reply to: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller #750391

    Adolf Luas
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    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.

  • in reply to: Underneath Dublin? #716467

    Adolf Luas
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    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 Áras an Uachtaráin? A small emergency platform. I don’t believe it and can’t remember where I heard it. It’s a groovy rumour though.

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