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Re: Convention centre

Postby GregF » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:06 am

Looks a very good render of the NCC!
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Re: Convention centre

Postby GregF » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:10 am

I agree, very good point shanekeane!
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Re: Convention centre

Postby JoePublic » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:22 pm

Spoil-sport: Sorry for the silly cheap shot.

Carry on folks.
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Re: Convention centre

Postby ihateawake » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:58 pm

Time to kill in town... lousy camera phone, sorry.

Really does look quite big up close... Should be pretty epic if the hotel gets passed ABP.
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AIG needs to burn.
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Could be my phone or eyes but this looks pink to me
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Dont know what this is behind, the centre or hotel...
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The thing beside it...
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Excavations beside it for something else, what is it does anyone know?
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yeeeahp, lot of time to kill, crap shots sorry... meh
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Re: Convention centre

Postby GregF » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:21 pm

Good photos Ihateawake!
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Re: Convention centre

Postby johnny21 » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:39 pm

Good photos. ihateawake the building is liam carrolls development. AIB HQ. More renders on architects website. http://www.totarch.ie
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Re: Convention centre

Postby ihateawake » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:54 pm

Cheers, I was under the impression that AIB would be a high rise, no?
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Re: Convention centre

Postby johnny21 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:03 am

No i think they have made an agreement with liam at a price they couldnt refuse!!!
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Re: Convention centre

Postby shanekeane » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:16 am

the render of the convention centre above with the lavender sky and the twinkly lights irritates me beyond my ability to express. the river does not look like that, the sky does not look like that, and the surrounding building do not look like that. the whole area looks grey and industrial. maybe if people were honest with these renders then so much unsuitable stuff would not be built in this country. is there no taking account of the light conditions when building in this country? if people took into account the greyness of the climate in dublin, then maybe they wouldn't be building grey buildings all over the place.
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Re: Convention centre

Postby ihateawake » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:52 am

johnny21 wrote:No i think they have made an agreement with liam at a price they couldnt refuse!!!


Kewl, more monotony so...
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Re: Convention centre

Postby constat » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:47 am

Can anyone tell me why they bother putting flags in front of buildings, such as those shown in the ICC render?
If I’m a Portuguese or Chinese national and don’t see my nation’s flag amongst the other six or seven usuals, am I supposed to feel a little less welcome?
Who decides which flag should be hoisted?
Perhaps it has something to do with languages spoken at the reception desk? Always found this flag business a little mysterious!:confused:
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Re: Convention centre

Postby Peter Fitz » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:26 am

The PWC building really doesn't work with it at all, particularly when looking west. STW obviously decided to completely ignore the NCC when 'designing' their lesson in architectural monotony.

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Re: Convention centre

Postby GregF » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:36 pm

That PWC building is very ugly. The hoizontal lines looks kinda fussy.

More use of shiny and relective glass instead of dull concrete in the docks please to liven up the place!
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Re: Convention centre

Postby d_d_dallas » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:40 pm

Arghhhhh Citibank and PWC... both STW
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Re: Convention centre

Postby cgcsb » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:27 pm

johnny21 wrote:Good photos. ihateawake the building is liam carrolls development. AIB HQ. More renders on architects website. http://www.totarch.ie


Do you mean the building in the picture is AIB? if so, why does it say Anglo Irish Bank on the front? Is the building behind it Block G?
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Re: Convention centre

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:33 pm

That's the Anglo Irish bank HQ
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Re: Convention centre

Postby aj » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:43 pm

johnny21 wrote:Good photos. ihateawake the building is liam carrolls development. AIB HQ. More renders on architects website. http://www.totarch.ie


its anglo irish banks new HQ, not AIBs Both BOI and AIB are planning on conslidating there back offices on one site. Given the number of permises both are currently in this will require 2 big buildings probably high rise
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Re: Convention centre

Postby cgcsb » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:51 pm

aj wrote:its anglo irish banks new HQ, not AIBs Both BOI and AIB are planning on conslidating there back offices on one site. Given the number of permises both are currently in this will require 2 big buildings probably high rise


Super. Lets hope they actually get to build something
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Re: Convention centre

Postby Rory W » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:40 am

I think its beacuse Anglo Irish bank and Allied Irish Bank have similar initials
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Re: Convention centre

Postby johnny21 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:10 pm

aj wrote:its anglo irish banks new HQ, not AIBs Both BOI and AIB are planning on conslidating there back offices on one site. Given the number of permises both are currently in this will require 2 big buildings probably high rise


Got confused!:confused: Yes its Anglo Irish Bank HQ. Now i hear the deal might be in jeopardy.:mad:
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Re: Convention centre

Postby Rory W » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:28 pm

No it's the AIB and BOI back office not Anglo deal that's in trouble
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Re: Convention centre

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:56 pm

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Re: Convention centre

Postby johnny21 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:41 pm

Rory W wrote:No it's the AIB and BOI back office not Anglo deal that's in trouble


Sorry!!!:confused:
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Re: Convention centre

Postby GregF » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:54 am

Had a ramble down by the down the docks yesterday and could see that the NCC is set back a bit amost the dross. However the glass cylinder drum is echoed by the glass cylinder drum on the the roof of the offices across the river. Still overall, the docks is not impressive.

Anyone see the programme on RTE 1 Monday night where we had Irish 'celebs' tracing their families during the Great Famine time. Well it showed the young Guinness heiress down the docks at the famine memorial statues with a typically drab grey sky in the background as well as a rather drab cityscape. Was hard to believe we had just been through a building boom! The docks looked shit basically!
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Re: Convention centre

Postby paul h » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:42 pm

Sure does Greg F, sure does.
I was chattin' to the friendly security guard at the NCC the other day, not sure how reliable a source he is but he reckons they are constructing 'Irelands tallest building' directly behind the confrence centre, an astonishing 20 floors he told me.
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