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18 February 2010

1870 – No.29 Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: J.E. Rogers Built in the narrow Wide Streets Commissioners plot, is this ornate office building for the Caledonian Fire & Life Insurance Company. The pair of windows on the first floor are...

17 February 2010

1980 – Central Bank of Ireland, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Another one of Sam Stephenson’s buildings that was to attract a lot of criticism both for its height and original roofline (in contravention of the Planning Permission) and...

17 February 2010

1868 – Trinity Arch Hotel, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Newenham Deane Designed by Sir Thomas Newenham Deane in 1868 and modeled on the London head office of Crown Life, which was designed in 1858 by his former partner Benjamin...

17 February 2010

1877 – Allied Irish Bank, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Newenham Deane This bank was formerly the Munster and Leinster Bank and was designed by Thomas Deane in 1872 basing the design on the Museum in Trinity College of almost...

17 February 2010

1930 – Former Burton’s Store, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Harry Wilson The former Burton’s Store on the corner of Dame and South Great George’s Streets is one of the most expressive and exciting facades in the city. Built between 1928 and...

17 February 2010

1779 – City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cooley The site of City Hall on Cork Hill was originally the site of Sainte Marie del Dame which came into the possession of Richard Boyle 1st Earl of Cork who...

17 February 2010

2010 – Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind This brand new 2,111 capacity purpose built theatre was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and is due to open in March 2010. According to Studio Daniel Libeskind, “The concept...

17 February 2010

2008 – Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin

Architect: Manuel Aires Mateus Due for completion in late 2008, but still not finished by early 2010, the hotel designed by Manuel Aires Mateus is another failed attempt to bring big-name architecture glamour...

17 February 2010

2007 – Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin

Architect: Martha Schwartz Overly gimmicky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to design a new city square in the south docklands. The use of colour, although imaginative, turns the landscaping into an Irish version of...