Re: Re: New Aer Lingus HQ
Agreed. Buildngs that are in the situation that Corbalis House is in can actually do more harm than good to the â€˜causeâ€™ of heritage: Thousands of people are passing by here every day and seeing this attractive old building which looks like itâ€™s been dropped into the middle of a busy modern airport; it makes it â€˜okâ€™ in the public mind for historic buildings to exist like this, completely devoid of their original setting and context.
If Corbalis House was a particularly rare example of its type â€“ say, with an intact panelled wood interior or something â€“ there might be a case for keeping it (where it is), but as far as I know it is not.
Re moving historic buildings:
I think this was considered once for the former Moravian Meeting Hall on Lr. Kevin Street, when they wanted to widen Kevin Street â€“ the Hall would be moved back. But I think it was ditched when they found out how enormously expensive it would be.
I should also say that I think Corbalis House should be demolished because its setting has been wrecked, not because I agree with an increase of activity at the airport. A forecast increase in air passengers is unsustainable, because airplanes are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions = global warming. Having said that, the proposed new roundy building looks good (if a little like an airplane showroom 😉 ) and anything that helps improve or rationalise the dogs dinner of buildings that is Dublin Airport is obviously a good thing.