Why can't the City Architect just concede that he made a mistake and rectify it by removing them.
Barrets strike rate before this has been impressive, there is an architects touch in many of the good things Dublin has seen up to now such as,
O'Connell St (the implementation delays not his fault)
Henry St is a revelation who would have believed a decade ago that it would have a higher footfall than Grafton St?
Liffey House is one of the best contemporary buildings in Dublin and no doubt he had his influence there too.
The boardwalk which gives a great recreational asset to the City.
But the Kiosks just never translated from the drawing board to reality. They are bulky and the bridge simply doesn't have the scale to accomodate them.
They are also entirely out of Character with the bridge and surrounding architecture such as the Clarence Hotel and Sunlight chambers.
They also required planning permission as rateable structures, which they don't have.