college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

Re: college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

Postby exene1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:42 pm

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I notice it is the local independents who are more likely to do a better job with paint schemes. The Irish company Bobo's presumably observed the beautiful subdued effect of the dark green Dame Street shopfront here in the 1961 Cushman colour pictures, and did likewise when they opened a branch in the building a year or so ago. Not bad for a fast food restaurant.

The KC Peaches colour scheme, too, is like something you'd see in an old Kodachrome slide.
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Re: college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

Postby exene1 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:04 pm

The KC Peaches job.

GrahamH wrote:We have a new development on Dame Street.

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The previously virtually invisible No. 54 Dame Street on the corner with Temple Lane has been reinvented as a KC Peaches wholefoods café. Its facelift, from dirty white to a smart variation of teal, has demonstrated in stark terms the value of judicious use of colour on exterior facades. This famously lacklustre vista closure, terminating the view from South Great George’s Street has been rendered, well, that bit less lacklustre.

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What is so remarkable about this simple repainting is how it has markedly pronounced the step of the building line along this stretch of Dame Street, even viewed as far away as College Green. Quite literally, a new streetscape has emerged.

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It must have spectacular views from the upper floors (the first of which also has public access) down Dame Street towards the West Front of Trinity.

Now, there’s no getting away from the fact that No. 54 is never going to win architectural awards, not least for its ridiculously clunky handling of such a critical corner site in the city, but the repainting has at least injected it with a certain provincial charm which heretofore manifested itself as hamfisted pretension, with its bizarre array of underscaled gables projecting skyward like a cluster of submarine telescopes.

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Re: college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

Postby missarchi » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:19 am

It seems like the RPA don't want to allow the kids a play ground at college green...
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Re: college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

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Re: college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

Postby Alek Smart » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:14 pm

missarchi wrote:It seems like the RPA don't want to allow the kids a play ground at college green...


Probably because they'd be lured from College Green around the corner into Westmoreland Street and KIDnapped in the utter blackness which enfolds this Street of an evening...

DCC appear to have decided that Old Caluctta represents a far better comparator than any EU City and so therefore have implimented a "Black Hole" policy here,with only the Westin Hotel daring to challenge Official City Council Policy....damn their impertinence I say !!

I wonder if the City Manager gets a "Top-Up" for this type of initiative.....?
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Re: college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

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Re: college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:09 pm

New Cultural and Heritage Centre at Bank of Ireland, College Green
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Re: college green/ o'connell street plaza and pedestrians

Postby missarchi » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:06 pm

Looking forward to another paint job!
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