ac1976 wrote:Eh I think we need a new Dublin City Development plan, these markets (Iveagh and smithfield) need to be saved as markets. Its just silly to think a hotel would be a good idea for the sites.
New Development Plan could = limiting planning permission of the site to allow market activity only as I think the people of Dublin would want.
40 years after the destruction of Les Halles, Parisians still lament the loss of "The belly of Paris" as Emile Zola called it. Baltards graceful pavilions were sacrificed on an alter of private greed, bureaucratic incompetence and political compromise. The subterranean monstrosity that replaced it (Forum Les Halles) only adds insult to injury and the pigeon droppings that cover the place are the only feature that gives this shopping centre any character.
Surely Dublin wouldn't make the same mistakes.
Would it ?