Re: Re: Government wants to repossess landmark College Green ban
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I like the idea of converting the College green site into an 18th Century Museum. When the bank took possession of the structure in the early 1800’s, they architecturally vandalised it with the addition of curtain walls which neglects Pearce’s emphasis on ‘projecting’ wings. The building also originally had a dome, which I believe a fire destroyed (?), i don’t know the full story on this matter. I think if it were to be converted into a museum, it would be marvelous to re-construct the dome (This would be a token to the talent of Edward Lovett Pearce). All work should be carried out by Irish architects and engineers, back in the 1700’s William Connelly ,the speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the man who suggested the construction of a new parliament building, strongly believed Irish craftsmen had the skill and ability to carry out wonders. This is apparent at Castletown House, where Connelly only used Irish Materials and Irish craftsmen.