Reply To: hawkins house
i am mildly obsessed by the idea that tcd should buy this and turn it into student accomadation. at the moment most dublin students live away from the center of town, now i know students can get under foot sometimes, but lots of things the student dollar goes on are desirable from a city living pov and having a few hundred students in hawkins house would be a boon, it would certainly help make rebuilding and extending the screen worthwhile and might make the temple bar more interesting. on the other hand, maybe the footprint is the wrong shape to allow conversion to residential use, if so, that would explain why nothing is happening, there is no market for second hand offices at the moment.
on a similar note, i never understood while they don’t leave some of the ballymun spine buildings standing and put dcu students in them. i can see the towers had to go for symbolic reasons, but the rest?