Re: Re: Irish say no to PVC windows

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Thisisnotsshop art gallery on Benburb Street have replaced the sash windows in their building with PVC. I want to think it’s just an installation for the Fringe Festival but I’ve a feeling they’re going to be left in. If so, the ironic reference to the tradtional neighbourhood shop that previously occupied the building (top picture) will be lost.

Who did this? It can’t have been the people who set up the gallery a few years ago, can it? Because they maintained some historical continuity for the old shop in the name of the gallery and by keeping its architectural features – shopfront and windows. They would not have replaced symbolic sash windows with single-entendre white plastic windows, would they?

Either way, this is a philistine intervention and a blow for art and architecture.

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