- Shane Clarke
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I knew nothing of this until I saw the hoarding and then read this forum, so it appears that this plan was pushed through in an underhand way, so typical of the planners in this country.
Ever seen the Piazza di Spagna ? - the similarities in terms of social mixing are very similar to the Central Bank plaza. It's closing off as a gathering place is a tremendous shame. As a meeting and gathering place it evolved in the same way as Trinity Gates and Cleary's Clock.
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It is a great area for social mixing - a Place de Igor Stravinsky [beside the Pompidou centre]type of Meeting place.
All that's missing is public access to the top of the building for a view of Dublin. A bit like the top of the Spanish Steps really.
Instead of Mee-hall's St. Peter's Dome you might see Rathmines Cathedral!
- John White
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I'm not well up on the current current architectural comedies being played out daily. I never could have made a connection there unless I was on drugs or something.
I wonder what Piazza Navona looked like up until the 15th century? It was probably a muddy field full of rubbish surrounded by crumbling antique ruins.
Rome was a very unpleasant place back then.
- john white
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