Re: Re: Should the Clarence Hotel redevelopment get permission?
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Youâ€™ve probably seen the ridiculous office block built almost on top of St. Michanâ€™s Church, Church Street (granted, incidentally, by the same DCC planner who granted the Henrietta Street building). A local community group objected but didnâ€™t appeal. Could list many more. Dublin is in crisis â€¦.
Devin: Sorry if I caused any misunderstanding before with my comment, I’ve only just found this thread again. By the way, where is this thread? I only ever find it when I’m looking for something else.
I did see that block behind St. Michan’s out of the corner of my eye the other day. The relationship to the tower looked like a shocker from a distance, is it any better close up?
I have to confess a soft spot for that Henrietta Street block, although I felt it looked a lot better before the frosted glass balconies got bolted on, destroying the proportions, and the roof terrace (again with frosted glass) went in. There was a moment when that tall slender lift shaft stood proud on the roof like an homage to a great central chimney stack and the whole thing looked like it was going to be a very interesting composition. I’ve had a couple of small schemes go badly wrong at a similar stage, so I was prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt. I was aware that An Taisce had issues with the development from day one. It will be interesting to see what the competition throws up for the site behind it.