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Unbuilt Dublin

27 March 2012

1912 – Liffey Bridge Gallery Proposal, Dublin

Architect: Sir Edwin Lutyens Intended to house the collection of Sir Hugh Lane, and to replace the Wellington Bridge (Ha’penny Bridge,) Lutyens design was rejected by the city corporation. Lane was keen to...

25 March 2012

2004 – Proposal for 30/34 Westmoreland St., Dublin

A commercial proposal for the former EBS HQ at 30/34 Westmoreland St, for a coversion into a large retail store. The front central section of the building wasto be retained while the remainder...

23 March 2012

1802 – Proposal for Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin

Architect: Richard Morrison In 1802, architects were invited to submit designs for the conversion of the old Houses of Parliament into a new Bank of Ireland. This was despite the commission already being...

07 March 2012

1879 – Church, Howth, Co. Dublin

Architect: Walter G. Doolin Proposed and unbuilt design for Canon Smithwick.

04 March 2012

1977 – Central Bus Station, Temple Bar, Dublin

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP In the 1970s, Córas Iompair Éireann, the state transport company, bought up many buildings in central Temple Bar with a view to building a large modern central...

28 February 2012

1850s – Road Viaduct, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: William Aher Proposal to build a new street running through Trinity College from Nassau Street to Moss Street. The design seems to show metal arched spans on stone piers.

28 February 2012

2000 – Underground Walkway & Development, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: I.M. Pei Part of an unbuilt scheme for Trinity College at Westland Row and Pearse Street. An underground walkway was to cross Westland Row from this conical prism to a new joint...

25 February 2012

2000 – Dunloe Ewart Tower, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Architect: O’Muire Smyth A prosposal for a landmark site at the end of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay which would have been 92 metres high. Developers Dunloe Ewart secured planning permission in 2000 for...

14 February 2012

2000 – National Stadium, Abbotstown, Co. Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Proposal led by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to build a National Stadium and Sports Campus at Abbotstown. Ultimately dropped due to costs and public opposition, the stadium received the...