Re: Re: Save The Ormond Hotel

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J. Seerski

The first I heard of this demolition was when it was granted permission – An Taisce appealed it, and lost. Nonetheless, I am still hoping some sort of awareness may change the developers mind – it would be a tragic loss to the streetscape and to the quays as a whole. It would appear this development is related to tax breaks for the hotel sector which expired on December 31- development for development’s sake really…

If I had known of the demolition naturally enough I would have objected. This is about saving a part of Dublin’s quays which is reasonably coherent – think of it this way – it has almost the impact as the demolition of the Fitzwilliam Street terrace for ESB offices, something which architects and conservationists lament to this day…

I hope your point isn’t to poke out the fact that I am only campaigning now – I was only aware of this development AFTER it passed An Bord Pleanala – which can happen, many awful planning ideas only come to general public knowledge only after the decision is made. The decision was wrong and EVEN planning bodies do make mistakes. I am hoping that public pressure would make the developers realise they are demolishing something that is of commercial and historical/architectural value to the city.

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