Bridges & Boardwalks

Postby garethace » Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:34 pm

I hadn't actually thought of take Pearse Street station route, you are referring to, and yes, that is a really busy route at rush hour.

Up on the north side, the route from O'Connell Street area as far as Connolly station etc, isn't at all as tricky.

I haven't any experience of rushing down to the station on the Quay though.

Anyone?
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Postby NetEng » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:00 pm

The Lisney marketing spiel for the kiosks:

Address: Dublin City Centre Kiosks
(At Grattan Bridge)

Status: To Let
Rent Per Annum: Details on Application.
Size (sq.m.): 12
Introduction: Tremendous opportunity to let superbly positioned street kiosks in the heart of Dublin city centre.

Benefiting from an enormous volume of passing pedestrian and vehicular traffic

Suitable for a variety of users (Subject to Planning)

No Food Users


Location: The Street Kiosks are located on Grattan Bridge between Capel Street to the north and Parliament Street to the south in the heart of Dublin city centre. The kiosks, which have excellent profile overlooking the River Liffey, also benefit from the enormous volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, which cross the bridge on a daily basis. Grattan Bridge is a one way vehicular thoroughfare providing one of the main arterial routes from the north to the south of Dublin city centre.
Dublin city centre attracts a vast number of visitors each year, both national and international. The kiosks are located in the very hub of all the activity between the north and south of the city and adjacent Temple Bar and Dublin Castle. These Kiosks offer traders a truly unique retailing opportunity in the heart of Dublin city centre.

Description: There are four stand alone street kiosks located on Grattan Bridge ready for immediate occupation. Each kiosk, which opens overlooking the River Liffey to the east, has under floor heating, electrical sockets, lighting and water and waste supply. They also have excellent display on the north, south and western elevations.
Accommodation: Kiosk 12 sq.m.
Lease Details: Licence Agreements
The kiosks are available on short-term yearly licence agreements.
Licence Fee
Details on application.


See an image here
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Postby PVC King » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:45 pm

That brochure bears absolutely no resemblence with what is currently on Grattan Bridge.

I am also wondering where all the additional lamposts have gone?

This really bears simularities to the new kid on the block thread, in which the rendering of the building in black and white looks really smart only for the exterior cladding to be changed with a really dodgy pastel tone. :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Postby kefu » Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:07 pm

The 'no foods' ruling seems quite restrictive - it should be no junk food.
Aside from a book/newspaper/magazine stall, I can't think of too many things that would be successful.
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Postby StephenC » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:32 pm

Work just seems to have dried up on the bookstalls. Anyone know why.

Also the Boardwalk extension works continue. How long did the original take to construct? Will this section be finsihed for summer. Then a good clean up of the whole stretch please!

Like the new flags!
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Postby GrahamH » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:39 pm

Grattan Bridge is to be painted too, given the test patches of undercoat everywhere.
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Postby kefu » Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:01 pm

Previous Boardwalk took a lot longer than that, I'm afraid. Would be highly unlikely to be finished for the Summer unless they've learnt an awful lot of tricks since the last time.
Speaking of bridges, the Luas bridge at Heuston is open to pedestrians again for the first time in what must be several years.
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Postby blue » Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:46 pm

On bridges, does anyone know what stage Calatrava's second liffey crossing is at?

I'm really looking forward to it, I think it will be a great addition and really help traffic flow.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:03 pm

The AAI has a site visit to the boardwalk extension in May so obviously they think it will be quite advanced by that stage....
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Postby blue » Mon May 31, 2004 10:38 am

Any one passed the Kiosks recently?

They have added horrendous tower lights, ala the smashed ones in Temple Bar, about 2-2.5 storeys high to each corner of each of the kiosks.

This area has gone from a refreshing open space to a very cluttered and cramped space. I was really looking forward to the Kiosks and will hold final judgement till they are finally up and running but its not looking good.

I'll try and get a pic at some stage.
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Mon May 31, 2004 1:38 pm

The second Calatrava bridge will be up at Macken Street; I can't remember who won the commission for the pedestrian bridge being built at the moment.

Edit: Damnit - I remembered the designer of the other pedestrian bridge, at Custom House Quay (Brian O’Halloran & Associates), but not the one at Eden Quay. Maybe it's a DCC project?
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Postby chewy » Mon May 31, 2004 8:59 pm

as i said before those stall are awful, nothing but advertising blocks!

they should have been far more see through
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Postby notjim » Mon May 31, 2004 9:58 pm

there is a bridge being built on eden quay? are you sure?
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Postby blue » Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:25 am

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Postby phil » Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:36 am

Blue: Those pictures are definitely supporting your Dublin Thunderbirds theory. :)
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Postby blue » Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:56 am

LOL. I know Phil, I really didn't want to put up this final pic because I though it might frighten some people but since you guessed....
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Postby phil » Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:52 pm

It must be for city officials to escape if anything goes wrong! :) .

Joking aside, what is the point of the four lamps sticking up in the air? They really don't do anything for the kiosks!
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Postby PVC King » Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:05 pm

Originally posted by phil
It must be for city officials to escape if anything goes wrong!


As long as they take Royston with them who will complain?

It is amazing that no one has done anything about the fridges
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Postby phil » Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:11 am

Originally posted by Diaspora



It is amazing that no one has done anything about the fridges


I don't quite understand what you mean about fridges? Can you explain?

Thanks

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Postby GrahamH » Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:17 pm

What in the name of all that's sane....???!!!!

What the heck are they thinking - they're unbelieveable!
A couple of mobile phone antennae and a dish or two and they'll be complete!
I dread to think what a wide view of the bridge is like, not least from the Millenium Bridge, which was bad enough without these additions.

What a mess, and the advertisers will be along soon too to fill up the glass cases.
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Postby PVC King » Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:47 pm

Originally posted by phil


I don't quite understand what you mean about fridges? Can you explain? Thanks Phil


Phil,

I have heard the kiosks on Grattan Bridge refered to as the fridges by many people in conversation.

What should be done is slightly more complicated. They were sneaked in by inclusion in a street furniture consultation document. But I would contend that any rateable property cannot be descibed as 'street furniture' once rates can be levied. What would be next an annual bill on memorial benches?

The city architects have fouled up one of Dublins finest bridges making it a danger to road safety and destroying its character.


They need moving
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like a piano with its lid down

Postby chewy » Sat Jun 05, 2004 11:00 pm

so says the architect in f mcd article a few pages back...



hmm nice metaphor but anyone seen any other pictures of the things open ?

the one on lisney ain't too clear... or promising


couldnt find Mr Dave Richards, of Gilroy McMahon architects website then have gilroymcmahon.ie

but it doesn't exist

and of course these things will be closed down atleast half the time so it be if he considered that
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Postby Devin » Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:50 pm

Yes the 16 new poles are unbelievable!! Grattan Bridge now looks like a space station. Have you seen the view from Capel St. yet? It's incredible! - like a blizzard of clutter has hit the bridge!

It's time for the City Architect to concede his folly.
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Postby phil » Mon Jun 07, 2004 2:54 pm

I wonder would they look any better in another position within the city? Any thoughts?
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