Re: Re: New Building in Stephens Green
Well the latest addition to the Green’s varied stock is just nearing completion: Number 75 St. Stephen’s Green, otherwise known as the former Department of Justice – though goodness knows it did anything but justice to its prominent location on the historic south Green with its hideous black panelling and aluminium frames.
The basic concrete structure of that building has been retained by architects Burke Kennedy Doyle, but was completely gutted, reclad to the front, extended to the rear, and needless to say on top too:
It makes quite the shimmering statement amongst the cardigans of this lovely rambling side of the Green!
The set back storey is alas intrusive and ugly; setbacks never live up to the well proportioned ideal spouted in renderings: