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Postby sw101 » Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:40 pm

I am looking at examples of landmark buildings fronting water. Sea, river lake etc. Any quality contemporary examples spring to mind?
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Postby what? » Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:54 pm

tate modern, biblioteque nationale paris (perrault), convention centre in lucerne (nouvel), guggenhiem bilbao. moneo in san sebastian, im sure theres hundereds more..
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Postby d_d_dallas » Wed Nov 19, 2003 5:32 pm

Closer to home the millenium tower in Grand Canal Basin is refreshing in the sea of crud that's piling up in the rest of the Docklands
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Postby PVC King » Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:38 pm

The OPW waterways heritage centre in grand canal Dock, it is small but looks great.
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Postby David Chambers » Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:23 pm

What about the Millennium Clock in the Liffey, "The Chime in the Slime"?
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Postby notjim » Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:32 pm

i wish they would keep the waterways center a bit cleaner.
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Postby GregF » Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:59 pm

regarding Ireland, the Waterfront Hall up in Belfeirste
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Postby d_d_dallas » Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:18 pm

There's some work going on at the Waterways centre this week - it's all fenced off and there's diving crews pottering around and some heavy concrete blocks moved in...
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Postby PVC King » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:40 pm

For a good guide on waterfront residential architecture, there is a book unfortunately in Spanish called Casas A La Playa, published by Sagafalabela .
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Postby phil » Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:17 pm

Originally posted by d_d_dallas
There's some work going on at the Waterways centre this week - it's all fenced off and there's diving crews pottering around and some heavy concrete blocks moved in...


They have put in a marina beside the waterways centre. However there does not seem to be any boats there yet. There is no evidence to suggest that it is permanent in that there are no poles sticking up out of the water, but then again they might not need them in a canal. This section of Dublin is changing extremely rapidly. It's hard to keep up!
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Postby FIN » Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:22 pm

newcastle and the thing they are building at the moment is cute. also in ur home town the armadillo looking building. those two are quite good.
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Postby colinsky » Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:14 am

most of Hong Kong?
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Postby ewanduffy » Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:24 pm

Originally posted by d_d_dallas
There's some work going on at the Waterways centre this week - it's all fenced off and there's diving crews pottering around and some heavy concrete blocks moved in...

There are plans on display in the Waterways visitor centre (or the box in the docks) for what they are doing. The marina will be permanent. I thought I saw some mention of the canal passage being put underground through the dock (between Pearse Street bridge and Grand Canal Dock railway station) to facilitate more berthing spaces but don't quote me on that. It would be well worth checking out exactly what they are doing there.
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Postby phil » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:37 pm

That would be a particularly massive project, would'nt it? Particularly for what would be achieved in the end!
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