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Unbuilt Dublin

04 January 2012

1856 – Design for Wellington Testimonial, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Sir Robert Smirke “Of all the public monuments hitherto raised in honor of the Duke of Wellington, that of the Citizens of Dublin is, if not the most graceful, at least the...

19 December 2011

1922 – Abercrombie Proposal for National Cathedral, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland held a competition for suggestions and designs for the city planning of Dublin. The winner was Patrick Abercrombie of...

15 December 2011

1792 – Design for Royal Circus, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cunningham Design for a quadrant terrace of houses around a planned Royal Circus to be built in the Gardiner Estate on the northside of Dublin. This was never constructed but would...

05 December 2011

1851 – Unbuilt Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Sandymount, Dublin

Architects: J.J. McCarthy Designed and constructed by J.J. McCarthy in 1851-58, a tower and spire proposed at the south west corner was never constructed.

22 November 2011

1837 – Proposed Railway Colonnade, Dublin

Architect: Charles Vignoles Originally published as “Outline Plan of Dublin exhibiting the course of the proposed Railway Colonnade Through the City for connecting the General Terminus of the Railways from the South and...

22 November 2011

2009 – Tower Proposal, North Wall Quay, Dublin

Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP A proposal by Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP for a new tower on North Wall Quay. At a design stage, which never seems to have been developed...

03 October 2011

2007 – National Conference Centre Hotel, Dublin

Architect: Shay Cleary Architects A thirty five-story hotel intended to be part of the National Conference Centre complex on Dublin’s North Wall Quay. The proposed hotel will be a landmark indicator of the...

26 May 2011

1720 – St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St., Dublin

Architect: Isaac Wills The original design for St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St., was never completed as designed here. Started in 1720, construction finished on the facade short of the eaves, and remained that...

17 May 2011

1799 – Unbuilt Dublin – Bank of Ireland

Architect: John Soane In 1799 Sir John Soane designed a bank headquarters for Bank of Ireland on a site bounded by College Street, Westmoreland Street and D’Olier Street, but after the Act of...