Reply To: Stephenson – poacher turned gamekeeper?
“The ESB’s planning application for a major office development in Leopardstown opens up the possibility that the damage it did to Dublin’s “Georgian Mile” more than 30 years ago could be undone.”
“The board claimed that the late-18th-century houses were structurally unsound and commissioned Sir John Summerson, an English architectural historian, to condemn them as “simply one damned house after another”. “
” it would be possible to rebuild the 16 houses – both inside and out – thereby reinstating Lower Fitzwilliam Street and atoning for what was probably the worst single crime perpetrated on Georgian Dublin. “
the only crime is that they didn’t knock the whole f**king lot of them.. what a disaster if they rebuild them. talk about not learning from mistakes of the past.