Reply To: New pillar!
I don’t think it’s a shame that the contract went outside the country. On the contrary, it’s time that Ireland went international. Every other European capital has some building or monument which was created by a renowned foreign architect/sculptor/artist. To this end, I am really looking forward to our proposed Calatrava bridge over the Liffey. I really hope that Dublin Corporation have the courage of their convictions and let competition winners build their concepts in the spirit that they were created rather than forcing them to tone down their proposals to suit the Irish sensibilities. Context is the most misused excuse for bad architecture. Let our new monuments just be themselves unashamed of their originality.