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Just found this.
Any further word on the development at the top of O’Connell St.?
Just looking through the buildings of Trinity on archiseek, and wondering what date of construction was:
My understanding is that they used the buildings of the Abbey for a time so I assume this is the first part of the college built specifically? No?
I do like the idea of covering the railway cutting, it should be as a public space, and not built on.
Some very nice looking plasterwork there
There is rather a lot of it – not that obvious from the carefully chosen rendered viewpoints. It’s so 70s and 80s infill at the back though.
I quite like it, even if it does have that university campus building look about it.
The lock staircase from the basin to the Liffey would have been an incredible Industrial Revolution remnant to have today. Pity it wasn’t constructed – may have kept the basin open.
Am torn on the Ormond, as its probably only the facade thats worth saving, and even then a building that reflects and respects the heights and rhythm of the quays could do a better job.
Whether or not there is a real problem, there is a real image problem – the planning system in Kerry is being portrayed as being in disarray. Fairly damning results.
It looks great. Interesting article in The Irish Times some time ago.July 3, 2004 at 4:45 pm in reply to: All aboard the Luas, at last Tickets, please: the low-down on Luas #743003
Was also on the LUAS this week, most excellent experience. Beautiful trains.
How long before Luas becomes an acceptable girl’s christian name? “Come in, Luas O’Malley, your dinners is all poured out”
I believe Tara Street may have been cancelled.
This Libeskind style is starting to look tired and empty of any meaning.
In Berlin’s Jewish Museum, I could see the violence of the building as a reflection of the violence inflincted by the Nazi regime on the Jewish people.
In Toronto, its just a design to catch the eye and make a bold statement – “Danny, will we put a slash here or here…”
Now in Dublin, he has proposed a ship version for Dun Laoghaire, and this which looks like something from the Borg in Star Trek.
So whats the meaning Danny? Mr Libeskind said his futuristic wedge-shaped building would show how architecture could act as a magnet for the public. It would not be a stand-alone building, but would be integrated into an urban space with as much going on outside as within.
So it has no meaning – just your signature style now so…..
Danny boy, you have completely debased the Berlin Jewish Museum for me. The exterior of the Dublin concert hall looks like one of the corners of the Berlin Jewish Museum turned 90 degrees.
Originally posted by Diaspora
No one except John Fitzgerald and Owen Keegan really know how long this has been on the agenda. But in my opinion the traffic load has been excessive on Stephens Green West for about two years, ever since it went from 4 lanes to 2.
It is in my opinion a move of necessity to try alternative routes for the existing traffic, they don’t have an option because 2 lanes will ensure gridlock.
I think that the traffic load on SGW has been excessive for 5/6 years. Ever cycled around it? And tried not to be funelled down Dawson Street by the motorised traffic? It’s very difficult. The “wasted capacity” of most of the rest of the Green should be utilised. Creating a new pedestrian friendly plaza at the top of Grafton Street is a prize worth trying for.
Any pictures of this?
Very low-rise office campus isn’t it? I assume that the cylindrical volume is the council chamber – very symbolic – going around in circles.
Look at it this way, at least it is back – still unfortunate though.
Will the OS staff move?