architecture of cork city

Re: architecture of cork city

Postby Pug » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:03 am

i assume they are doing internal fit out, it took ages to build
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Re: architecture of cork city

Postby pipedreams » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:27 pm

Pug wrote:i assume they are doing internal fit out, it took ages to build


There's no work at all going on there at the moment (I work in a build right beside it!)
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Re: architecture of cork city

Postby njcork » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:45 pm

PTB wrote:Just as a matter of interest, does anyone know what the oldest building in the city is?

Other than the city walls or anything of course.


No. 20 on Kyle Street (building immediately west of the dunnes stores delivery entrance) is supposedly 17th century although you wouldnt know it with all the PVC stuffed into it. This is the opinion of the former city archaelogist and supposedly there is (was) a very early staircase within but i remember passing sometime during the summer and there was work carrying on inside. i'm betting it may no longer be there.

The Christchurch crypt would be 15th century in date and its true, parts of the vision centre are 17th century but i would say the earliest complete building is probably skiddys almshouse (beside St. Ann's) from 1718 followed by a number of buildings in the 1720s such as Christchurch, St. Peter and Paul's, St. Ann's and the former custom house (Crawford gallery)
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Re: architecture of cork city

Postby Leesider » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:25 pm

I know I have brought this up before but Shandon what a disgrace that it has not been developed to anyway near its full potential.

It should be a tourist mecca, with cobbled streets and plenty of restaurants, and it should be designated the "Old City" on the tourist trail, there is hotel right beside it, it has the tourist attractions and the charming narrow streets now all it needs is a bit of creativity and imagination!
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Re: architecture of cork city

Postby njcork » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:16 pm

njcork wrote:
PTB wrote:Just as a matter of interest, does anyone know what the oldest building in the city is?

Other than the city walls or anything of course.


No. 20 on Kyle Street (building immediately west of the dunnes stores delivery entrance) is supposedly 17th century although you wouldnt know it with all the PVC stuffed into it. This is the opinion of the former city archaelogist and supposedly there is (was) a very early staircase within but i remember passing sometime during the summer and there was work carrying on inside. i'm betting it may no longer be there.

The Christchurch crypt would be 15th century in date and its true, parts of the vision centre are 17th century but i would say the earliest complete building is probably skiddys almshouse (beside St. Ann's) from 1718 followed by a number of buildings in the 1720s such as Christchurch, St. Peter and Paul's, St. Ann's and the former custom house (Crawford gallery)


Walked past this the other day, boarded up and roof removed. Couldn't believe my eyes. The roof had very unusual gabled ends (Dutch like in appearance) and are now gone as it was reduced to eaves level in its entirety. I had seen a solitary worker inside there maybe 2 or 3 years back but I presumed he was repairing the interior, evidently not.

Absolutely disgusted this was allowed to happen.
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