The Lucan Luas and/or the George's St link will prove disasterous for views of the BoI - next time you're in town, stand outside Habitat, look across and weep at the notion of wires cutting across that magnificent building - there's little worse one could do to it if they tried.
Cables would not be permitted in front of the Custom House you may be gauranteed, yet a building of equal significance that is affected even more so with its splendid vertical proportions, is simply disregarded.
have horizontal black cables crossing a crisp white building composed of sweeping columns - you just can't.
I really don't understand this, how the city centre wasn't considered at the very beginning - you can bet anything were cables to have been finally removed in say the early 1990s from an antiquated tram system, they would have featured prominently in F Mc D's positive splurge at the beginning of the Construction of Dublin, describing it as one of the major contributing factors in the improving the city centre in the boom years - 'opening up views' of the Bank of Ireland for the first time in 100 years, 'decluttering' the city centre, 'cleaning up' the space after decades of neglect.
Really - sorry but I value the spaciousness and 'clean' views in our city centre - it is such a retrograde, backwards step to take, using the antiquated technology of suspended wires above our streets in 2005 in such sensitive areas.
It's not just about views of significant buildings, but also the overall clutter generated which we could more than do without. Morlan's picture up there is helpful to a degree, but does not show the view from the ground where wires tend to 'pile up' in one's field of vision.
Okay it's not the end of the world to have cables, Trinity isn't going to self-combust, and the everyone just might
be able to get over the shock horror of it all
, but it's a sad move