Re: Re: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians
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College Green has always been a place of huge cultural/political significance, laden with symbolism, that’s a tricky context into which to insert something like this.
Graham’s points about clutter are certainly valid, but I think sport, as a focus for identity and national pride, does possibly deserve a place in all of this and that presents a considerable design challenge.
If you go down the figurative route, BOD on his own maybe personalizes it all a bit too much, but on the other hand, the fifteen of them would crowd out Grattan and dominate the traffic island, and more importantly, it doesn’t leave any room for Trimble.
Best [concerns about a shoulder injury] practice is probably to go the symbolic route, but where do you draw the line. OK between the posts obviously, but nothing has been won yet, what if it all goes pear-shaped down-under-and-a-bit-to-the-right . . . . . this is could all look very foolish in a couple of weeks time.
That would be my concern.