Re: Re: Preserving Modern Dublin?

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I was only thinking about this the other day when passing some postmodernism. There’s so very little of it in the city that without question it will eventually crop up for consideration for protection. The three best examples would probably the Tara Street office building, one on Herbert Street (below)…

…and the Dublin Castle conference centre, though the latter perhaps a slightly different kettle of fish given it’s being influenced by its surroundings. Otherwise, there’s very few ‘pure’ examples in the city, and in spite of it not exactly being everyone’s cup of tea, the better postmodernists do hold up very well. The prissiness aside, Tara Street still looks very polished, ‘executive’, and desirable as a corporate HQ, as with the above pc too. And at the end of the day, its desirablility that determines survival of any building – good or bad.

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