Re: Re: A new Clarence Hotel re-development with destruction on Essex St., Temple Bar
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Lies! All lies!!
You’re only trying to stir up a bit of controversy by pretending that there’s someone in this city who actually likes this proposal.:D
Joking aside, is there anyone out there who does like it and can give a good, reasoned argument for such an opinion?
Yes. Ilike it a lot. I’m delighted and somewhat surprised (pleasently) that it got the go ahead. It’s brilliantly imposing and livens up the otherwise boring and drab quay area. I especially like airy top of the building. The rest of it has a gothic type feel to it. The fact that they had to knock down a couple of Georgian buildings either side of it is a good thing. If I had my way aside from a few notable exceptions I’d level the quays and put something more inspiring in its place. Just because something is old doesn’t mean that it has any architectural merit. This train of thought that states leave the quays as they are simply because they’re Georgian is a a ridiculous and flawed argument for tolerating mediocrity. Did the Georgians lose any sleep at night while they laid waste to vast areas of the medievil city to make way for the wonderfully designed wide streets? Hardly! Times and architectural styles evole. It happens. Be respectful of past glories but not imprisioned by them.