Re: Re: Preserving Modern Dublin?
GrahamH: thanks for posting the pic of Herbert St – it was a welcome relief from a lot of the blandness elsewhere. I agree you can’t condemn pmism out of hand; it has its moments, like every other -ism. What I like about Herbert St is its sheer street presence, its symmetry and harmony and the eccentric little ‘classical’ details on the facade. A street full of this would be bad, as a one-off it’s what a ‘civic’ building should be. There is also the office block on (I think) Essex Street West (?) clad in Scottish sandstone – does that count as pm?
I’ve always thought that a recladding in a pm style would do Agriculture House no harm (that and lopping-off a couple of stories to stop it muscling-in over Govt Buildings).