Reply To: Trinity College – time for a clean up
I would agree whole-heartedly with you. Pearse St and Westland Row are a disgrace. Trinity contributed in no small way to the death of Pearse Street by closing up all the shop units for extra lab / storage space. Pearse St was once a thriving shopping street until the removal of the theatre and department store at the Tara Street end.
On both streets, the college is fortunate is owning two reasonably coherent streetscapes, which they have proceeded to neglect. It is indeed a pity, when the College is forever commissioning new modern work from architects, that they cannot put aside a portion of their building & maintainance budget to give these buildings a clean up.