Re: Re: “Modern” Protected Structures in Dublin

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On the Bank of Ireland headquarters in Baggot Street, (was the refusal appealed to APB?), an interesting fact has come into my possession.

It turns out that the original scheme did comprise just the main block and the right hand block, and it was originally a speculative office block development that had already gone on site in 1968, before the Bank of Ireland bought the site.

The architect was Ronny Tallon and he was kept on by the bank on the instruction that he smarten up the design and up the specification, understandably so when you see the original proposal.

So the whole ‘Miesian’ skin was an after-thought!, as was the third block.


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