Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby lostexpectation » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:43 pm

councillors are a special breed of people aren't they

joy as rusty pillars sculpture is pulled down
http://www.herald.ie/national-news/city-news/towns-joy-as-rusty-pillars-sculpture-is-pulled-down-1718962.html
Critics of the sculpture have welcomed the moved with Fine Gael councillor Mary Mitchell O'Connor saying it had been "creating a sense of decay" in the seaside town.

Situated close to the Victoria Fountain and Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Hall, the six metre high structure was made from corten steel which has a very rusted look.

It was also a frequent target for graffiti artists and some council members have continually fought for its removal for this reason.

"Given its prominence within a key public realm in Dun Laoghaire the choice of corten steel for the sculpture was a curious one, creating a sense of decay and contrasting sharply with the town's rich Venetian architecture."


so they didn't like the rusty look and then it was painted and the still didn't like it, do these not realise they living in harbour town?

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Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby alonso » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:44 pm

i actually quite liked this piece and the backwards mentality of the councillors in this matter really annoyed me
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Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby lostexpectation » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:48 am

Public opinion 'ignored' on baths plan
http://www.dublinpeople.com/content/view/1838/55/
DUN Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been accused of ignoring public opinion following the recent adoption of its original proposals for a coastal enhancement scheme as an objective of the county development plan.

er i don't quite get this but it seems that the council have voted in an old form of words into the general lap, which don't take into the account the public submissions on their plans for the baths, but the council says this doesn't really matter :/ hmmm
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Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby mollox » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:19 pm

Anything stirrin' on the DLR baths redevelopment debate?
Since the first proposal emerged in mid-2006 I've had a tenner riding on not even a sod being turned within 5 years. I've no fear of losing the bet, but haven't seen/heard anything on the topic for quite some time.
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Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:52 pm

Bit of work going on now - closure of the Dart line, and re-landscaping the "metals"

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Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby StephenC » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:01 pm

A great idea!
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Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby mollox » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:45 pm

According to Irish Times report of 5th October there is a new proposal from DLRCoCo regarding the baths, though I can’t find anything on the DLRCoCo website.

Anyone got diagrams/more detail?

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/1005/1224280400887.html

“A €20 MILLION plan to develop public baths in south Dublin was unveiled to councillors yesterday.
The latest plan for Dún Laoghaire Baths outlined to councillors by officials of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council included the conservation of the existing Edwardian pavilion and facade, and the construction of a breakwater.
It also included a plan to build a walkway linking Scotsman’s Bay and the east pier, a cafe, terraces and a spa facility.” (Irish Times)
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Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby pico » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:30 am

A little more detail in the Southside People:

http://www.dublinpeople.com/content/view/3825/57/
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Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront

Postby wiseowl » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:40 pm

pico wrote:A little more detail in the Southside People:

http://www.dublinpeople.com/content/view/3825/57/


On a quick read it looks like a more reasonable proposal. Is there still not a question as to whether the Council really has any money now to make it happen. I would love to see that area improved along these lines as the area as it stands is a sad indictment to our leaders over the last 20 (+?) years.
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