Awestruck by the 1960s: truck depot becomes fashion icon

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Awestruck by the 1960s: truck depot becomes fashion icon

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Sep 06, 2001 8:59 am

this to me is a seriously cool building, i love the photo of the stairwell....
http://www.hughpearman.com/articles2/sixties.html
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Postby RSJ » Thu Sep 06, 2001 11:34 am

Shows the power of a good client - both back in the 60s and today. Back then, they just let the architect get on with it. The quality of some of the finishes is remarkable. Today, it needed a new client to spot the potential of the building and take it on when it was near-derelict.

And had the last recession not intervened, it would have been demolished to be replaced with crap commercial offices. Recessions have their upsides.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Sep 07, 2001 3:45 pm

I still reckon it wouldnt happen in Ireland. The building would have been demolished.
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