Re: Re: “Modern” Protected Structures in Dublin

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That Architectural Review feature on Dublin from 1974, that I’ve dredged up a few times before, had a piece on the Bank of Ireland headquarters in Baggot Street. Their view on the scheme was that the main set-back block, together the lower perdendicular right-hand block, succeeded as a piece of ‘Modern’ intervention in the otherwise Georgian streetscape, but that the subsequent demolition of a terrace of good Georgian houses on the left to make way for the third block (the local brance building) spoiled the scheme.

The photographs would tend to support that view, although it may not take fully into account that the plazas were afterwards fitted out with ‘Art’, in primary colours!

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