Reply To: 32-floor building planned for Dublin
Actually you really have to get out and about around Dublin city, to really see how things like St. Patrick’s cathedral do provide that orientation function within the city of Dublin, even still today.
I mean, St. Pat’s probably isn’t true medieval, medieval no more than ChristChurch. But the function it does in the urban fabric is quite similar.
There is a nice Church in Dawson street, that really marks it spot quite well too – even if in years to come, it became a bank, or an office, or headquarters for a company – it would still function architecturallly within the entire city, in exactly the same way.
So maybe there is an important lesson in studying religous architecture – for doing commercial projects.