Were there ever proposed replacements to Nelson's Pillar?

Re: Were there ever proposed replacements to Nelson's Pillar?

Postby millennium » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:30 am

A proposed alternative O’Connell Street layout was the main feature of the Millennium Arch scheme 1988

Features included:

• Elimination of central pedestrian reservation
• Rerouted vehicular carriageway – lowered at the Henry Street/North Earl St.
junction to allow a pedestrian overpass
• Incorporation of St. Patrick’s Day Parade viewing platforms
• Relocated and new statues
• Separate bus, taxi and cycle lanes
• New avenue of trees
• Widened footpaths
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Re: Were there ever proposed replacements to Nelson's Pillar?

Postby Rory W » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:28 pm

I remember Gaybo and the Late Late audience bigging up the triumphal arch thing back in 88 - pretty ghastly proposal actually, cuts the street in half and ruins the capel st to Amiens Street vista
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Re: Were there ever proposed replacements to Nelson's Pillar?

Postby nialldebuitlear » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:34 pm

Does anyone have any images of the rejected proposals made at the same time as the Spire was chosen ?
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