Re: Re: Reconstructing Lost Buildings

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What a great post Gunter. I’m in awe of your recall 🙂

I found it fascinating that the Germans are to spend €600m on this project (albeit providing a range of cultural facilities under the banner of the Humbolt Institution). Surely this is hubris…Berlin’s version of our Ballsbridge Tower.

The original palace developed from 1400 – 1850 and was a monstrously ugly,if strangely fascinating building. It really beggars belief that they wish to reconstruct it. The blandness of the original is only added to by the blandness of the new elements proposed by Stella.

I felt the discussion never really got to tackle the issue of what this all means for Dublin/Ireland. I certainly felt very European though!

I’ll have to give your questions about some thought…

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