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Comparison with the Continent and most of the UK is what makes the destruction of particular streetscapes all the more tragic.

As with the overseas locations it was easy to blame the Second World War for the destruction. Excluding Paris and Edinburgh few other cities in Europe were as unscathed

Here it was CJ & co destroying anything that might have had any connection with pre 1921 origin.

What replaced the older buildings is the real disgrace. What modern architecture needs in this city are a few Landmark buildings of real quality.

The only really decent modern office building I can think of is Hardwicke House on Upper Hatch St. But it is again quite a low building.

Georges Quay is more of a contribution to the problem than the solution. I hope that the U2 tower works as well in practice as on paper.

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