Re: Re: Smithfield, Dublin

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thebig C

Thanks for those pics. Looks like some quite nice building were actually lost, better in fact then alot of the 18/19th century dross that is currently listed!

Just looking through the thread, it seems that the dreams of a European style piazza are just as far off as when I read about them in a Times supplement when I was in school circa 1997!!

TBH, I actually wouldn’t have minded the 23 storey tower, if it meant a more dense footprint and the retention of a couple of those buildings…..rather then the squat 13 storey slab and all the 8 storey monoliths we ended up with.

Also, I will be lit upon for saying this, but the childrens court does Smithfield no favours….just fills it with more reasons not to go there!


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