it invokes in me a fantasy of a hollow building
containing one mega revolving door
An impressive, iconic, eye-catching building indeed.
But would it win planning awards?
I have heard various complaints from users of the building regarding the lack of adequate transport / parking and storage provision - though the same parties praised the look, finish, and actual proportions within.
However I can't find an EIA, even though its within the curtilage of Phoenix Park, a National Monument.
Moreover if one glances through the files, one finds a note from within DCC's architectural conservation section that expresses reservations that the scheme would disrupt the relationship between the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the Wellington Memorial.
Happily such truculent concerns didn't get in the way of the scheme progressing, and with the Department of Justice able to grant itself planning consent, all proceeded apace.
Also of trivia interest is the now bust Walsh Maguire Contractors of Drumcondra, coincidentally contributers to Bertie, got the gig.
Finally, has anyone got a figure of what the end cost actually was? I have heard â‚¬300 million, but this just can't be right...