Re: Re: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians
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Yes; we are drifting off topic. You see the urban space first and then the university building as a part of it, I see the university first and then the urban square in front of it. Hard landscaping is often best for urban spaces, ironically in the context of this discussion some of our most british spaces, the castle, the imma quad, are paved but university main buildings are almost always fronted by grass and because research universities live and die on some peculiar metric of prestige it is important for them to exhibit trophies like a grass fronted neo-classical or palladian building, who should win, well here we have different loyalties.