Re: Re: Smithfield, Dublin
I don’t know….some of the new paving is actually very good quality. However, what we see today really isn’t anything like the great open European Piazza we were promised.
The pace of development has been labouriously slow, what was built took extraordinarily long (thanks in part to our old friends the serial objectors) and some projects haven’t even comensed like the redevelopment of Irish distiller, the Georgian buildings at the head of the Square, the unsightly derelicting in front of the Glass House and of of course the huge excavation between Phoenix House and the Four Courts. All add an air of drabness and cessation.
Needless to say, mistakes of the past are still haunting the Square. I am speaking about the “Childrens Court” and its attendent retenue of intimidating gurriers and the toytown like 2/3 storey pastiche Council houses at the Northern end.