Re: Re: A new Clarence Hotel re-development with destruction on Essex St., Temple Bar
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The Clarence itself also has an elegant rear facade that I’d probably be even more concerned about disappearing. In particular though, this typically evasive image is of greatest concern:
The thing that really bugs me primus inter pares about this second U2 development in the city( theit Tower being the other) is the really lumpen roofline left by the facades being left untouched while a glass space thing just drops out of the sky on top of them. I’m all for them having a crack at upping capacity at the hotel(though their assertions that it has only 34 bedrooms are a bit hard to belive, sounds like an excuse their pulling for this) but it cannot and should not be expresses through this design, if you can call it as much.
PS. What is with that wavy glass/white concrete back facade? Would it hurt them to simply smarten up the existing exterior with just a tiny bit of surgery rather tha a full blast of newness?
For the love of architecture, its time this atomic bomb was dismantled, before it goes off!!!