Re: Re: Dublin Historic Stone Paving disbelief

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Devin
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Yeah I suppose they wouldn’t have been quite so smooth when first laid 100 or more years ago, but, like anything of intrinsic quality, it gets better with age!
But that’s no excuse for awful cobbling in Temple Bar. The main problem seems to be that the setts are not laid closely enough together – the old ones are always tightly laid. It’s really an embarrassment given the 1000s that visit every day.

The lifting and re-laying of Smithfield’s setts a few years ago, and the public space scheme in general, has been the subject of some criticism – see here for one: https://archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?t=4352 – but the resulting sett surface (below) was an improvement over the shockingly bad Temple Bar surfaces (wouldn’t be difficult I suppose).
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