Poolbeg Chimneys

Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby Keen » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:23 pm

Demolish them and build a 207m skyscraper instead and a couple of smaller ones, wow instant CBD!
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby PTB » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:13 pm

Whats that got to do with James Bond?
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby Maskhadov » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:36 pm

glad to see the back of poolbeg... hope they put a 350 meter tower in its place :)
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby Rory W » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:05 pm

Just goes to show, if you have a thread running for more than a page it turns into a discussion on high rise.:(
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby ctesiphon » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:27 pm

Has that become the Archiseek version of Godwin's Law? ;)
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby Maskhadov » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:24 pm

they are throwing up an incinerator in replacement of the chimmeys... what a joke for the location
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby paul h » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:48 pm

Rory W wrote:Just goes to show, if you have a thread running for more than a page it turns into a discussion on high rise.:(


Voice of the people.......................:D
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby Punchbowl » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:11 am

The Chimneys aren't going anywhere
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby rofbp » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:42 pm

http://www.sbpost.ie/news/the-two-towers-demolition-threat-to-dublin-icons-43787.html

better get a move on if you want to do something sculptural with the chimney stacks.

since they have already been mentioned in the STW control tower thread, maybe they could be moved to dublin airport as a new control tower, if they are so iconic:D
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby rumpelstiltskin » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:47 pm

It just shows you what stupid logic people apply. There's only one single reason that these ugly, grimy-looking poles would be considered iconic - because they're tall. Yet the same people who would call for their retention would lobby against any high rise buildings in Dublin, which are likely to be far more aesthetically pleasing as well as more iconic.
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby jdivision » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:03 pm

I don't know about that story, last year the ESB were very insistent that nothing would happen to them
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby SeamusOG » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:30 pm

I'd really be very disappointed to see these go, but it looks like a possiblity. I love them.

http://www.thepost.ie/post/pages/p/story.aspx-qqqt=IRELAND-qqqm=nav-qqqid=43787-qqqx=1.asp

If they have to go, which I hope is not the case, maybe one of them could be reconstructed on O'Connell Street, as illustrated by Morlan in a very memorable post on a thread which I can't remember.:o:)

I thought that picture was fantastic. I must look through the O'Connell Street and Westmorland Street threads - I think - to try and dredge it out.
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby irishguy » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:09 pm

Could we not turn it into the worlds biggest reverse bungee/viewing platform ? It would make a fortune. Really
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby Keen » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:57 pm

ugh demolish them! i'd love to see them disappear in a plume of smoke. They're dirty, ugly, gaudy and their impact too massive. They always remind me of coming home when i'm on the final appraoch into Dublin airport as they are the only structures you can make out in the city. This is not a good thing. It just reinforces the fact there is no skyline and the most prominent structure in Dublin in an ugly relic from the 70's...
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Re: Poolbeg Chimneys

Postby Satrastar » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:13 pm

I would be extremely disappointed to see them go. Surely this would never happen?

They are unlikely icons, but they're icons all the same...
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