busarus - cracks.

busarus - cracks.

Postby jonn nwhite » Thu May 13, 1999 2:28 pm

Er... I don't know if this really matters
structurally but I just noticed long vertical cracks down either side of the brick corner opposite the IFSC centre.

Structurally speaking - is this serious?

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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu May 13, 1999 2:31 pm

Not serious at all and probably due to the heavy traffic around that area... I did an MA on the building and the brickwork is non-structural. The structure is concrete and actually stood for over a year without any of the curtain walling and glazing fitted.

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Postby jonn nwhite » Thu May 13, 1999 2:35 pm

Thanks for the prompt reply Paul!

You're sure it hasn't spread out from the
concrete?

They do look very old I must say.

It's all symptomatic of Bus Eireann's
criminal neglect really isn't it?
The damaged corner rocket still hasn't been fixed. No wonder - most people consider it a hideous pile anyway as far as I can tell.

But not I. Just kick out the tenants.

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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu May 13, 1999 2:48 pm

The underlying structure is an "egg-crate" - concrete columns and floors and endwalls. At the end you're talking about the concrete endwall stops above the brickwork. there is a concrete retaining wall behind the brickwork but they had a lot of trouble with the water table during the construction so maybe it's settled a bit over the last 50 years. <A HREF="http://www.archeire.com/archdublin/20thc/busaras.html">More Info</A>

The actual owners are the Department of Social Welfare - CIE started to build it but were bought out when they didn't have the cash to finish it and subsequently have a 100 year lease - I think its 100 anyway.


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Postby trace » Mon Jan 17, 2000 3:46 pm

Rumour has it that 'works' are currently underway in Busarus - in the attic restaurant and, possibly, in the Minister's suite (apparently Dermot Ahern has vacated his office for the time being). Anyone know what's going on?
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