The transference of the load onto the temporary structure?
The new Boardwalk is interesting - the newness is all very strange, don't remember the older ones being like that at all
The new wood of the seating is magnificent - and the amount of seating the whole way down is a distinct improvement from the previous scheme. The shiny bins look well too. What doesn't however is the crude piece of railing put in almost against the quay wall to guard the hole around the flight of steps down to the water. Whatever about the handrail negating some of the utilitarian appearance of the railings along the river - bare and in against the granite walls it looks totally inappropriate.
What is of note is the new perspective this Boardwalk affords you of Burgh Quay, and the D'Olier St/ Westmoreland St apex at O'Cll Bridge - things you either saw in passing as you walked along Eden Quay, or never saw at all because of the bus stops and all the weird glum people staring at you
Being able to sit down and look has its benefits, but also its downside - that is the sight of all the crap shovelled in around that area over the past 40 years.
The Hawkins regeneration, whatever form that may take, will be a welcome boost.