Re: Re: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians

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http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2009/0131/1232923377631.html

Admitting that not all of Dublin’s newest public spaces are successful yet, she says good public spaces often need to evolve – they “just don’t spring into life”.

Public spaces The good, the bad and the undetermined

THE GOOD

Good public spaces in Dublin, according to architect Seán Harrington, include Grafton Street, Temple Bar Square, Bloom’s Lane, Trinity College’s front quadrangle and Meeting House Square when it’s not raining. Patrick Street in Cork and the town bridge in Athlone are fine examples of functional public spaces, according to architect Alan Mee. Despite controversy, Eyre Square in Galway continues to be central to public life, he says. For Dublin City Architect Ali Grehan, the piers in Dún Laoghaire and the Bull Wall are “functional but fantastic”.

THE BAD

For Harrington, examples of bad public space in the capital include the car-choked quays and College Green, the space beside City Hall on Dame Street, the space on Kildare Street by the Department of Agriculture Building and Wolfe Tone Park.

I dream that college green will be sorted by 2016;) but what goes below it is going to be the hard part.

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