Reply To: Farewell the Ormond Hotel?
I think in this instance it would be best to keep the original facade at least, and have it somewhat restored. A mansard roof could be applied to add height. It would continue the flow of the quays and have some connection with James Joyces Dublin. Obliterating the original building totally and replacing it with a banal mediocre infill is wrong. The architects must be ignorant half-wits who design with building templates.