Re: Re: national archives
One of the best potentially ‘landmark’ sites at the Peonix Park end of the city is the old Hickey’s Fabrics site on the river opposite Heuston. I thought it was a pity, at the time, that the OPW couldn’t have hammered out a land swap deal with the owners when they were developing their scheme for the new courts building, now being built, on an identical shaped site a few hundred meters away on Infirmary Road.
A decent public building, whether ‘iconic’ or not, on the Hickey’s site would certainly be an improvement on the pretty dismal apartment blocks proposed and, thankfully, recently refused permission for this site.
In general, I think it could be a measure of how imaginative and forward thinking a city administration is, whether or not they can broker property deals like this where civic grandeur is at stake.