Re: Re: A new Clarence Hotel re-development with destruction on Essex St., Temple Bar
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I think it comes down to how much of the city should not be touched. There are plenty of stately but unspectacular 19th century architecture in the city centre. Do we want Dublin to be a glazed city wth a few remnants of the past or a reflection of its history with modern additions in the many vacant sites which would allow this?
I see no reason why these fine buildings on Essex St should be sacrificed for something that can be built anyway – Dublin, Barcelona, Shanghai – wherever – at the expense of buildings that would have been the product of Dublin artisanship and building.
Its just more chipping away at the city.