Reply To: Stephens Green
No way! The square is a Victorian square….if anything it should be restored to its 1900 state. Modern lamps (and street furniture) would look completely out of place. The reason Merrion, Fitzwilliam and Mountjoy Squares look as effective as they do is because they are more or less totally intact. They have already made enough architectural mistakes on Stephen’s Green (like Dept of Justice and its many contemporaries).
Mind you I am note sure what the Luas side will look like…I hope it is done sensitively to the other sides. No big ugly steel girders to hold cables.