- Tommy G
It's a grim addition to the city, one which we will rue for the next 100 years and not because of its scale but rather its poor design.
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We are getting what we deserved. A crock of shite for a crock of shite town, why not build it from brick and put a clock tower on it then there would be no complaints from "conservationists". Wonderful, a black plastic tower to go with the rest of rubbish that is George's quay. We refused an interesting building in favor of someething that was designed in the late 1980's. As John said it is the end.
By the way I live local to it so I will see the thing every day. Thanks a bunch.
- Rory W
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There's my little prayer, but I'm very much afraid that it will not be answered. If what we see does get built that will be the end architecture in Dublin. They cannot get away with it. What was proposed before was infinitely preferable though by no means perfect. I remember asking a question concerning the Spencer Dock development a while ago as to how the indiginous architects of Ireland would handle such a major undertaking. I think that this gives some hint and it sure aint pretty. Whoever "designed" this monstrosity should leave the architectural profession now, before it's too late. Sickening, horrifying... Words are not enough.
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There are excellent architects in Ireland - where are they all, sitting in a bar somewhere grousing about how they never get any work? If ever there was time for direct action, putting together an alternative scheme, getting the press on your side, forcing the City to browbeat the developers into changing horses, all that excellent campaigning stuff, then this is it.
Incidentally, the scheme is not so much like Canary Wharf (which looks bloody good in comparison) but an earlier, considerably more crap scheme nearby in London docklands called South Quay Plaza by John Seifert, arguably Britain's worst architect. This was the place the IRA blew up, thus proving that every cloud has a silver lining. Sadly, it was not completely destroyed.
- Hugh Pearman
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