Reply To: New Streets of Dublin
I think the new buildings in that quartier bloom development are fine. What should they have been like??
As for the retained facade, the applicant chose to retain it. In fact I think an earlier application approved its demolition. It was worth retaining because of the nice granite piers and the value of old grain on the Quays.
It should never have got to the point of facade retention anyway. It was a pair of circa 1800 buildings, amalgamated in the mid 19th century. It survived – badly maintained – until the 1990s, when Dublin Corporation served a Dangerous Buildings Notice reqiring the roof to be removed, and that was that.