Re: Re: The destruction of St. Stephen’s Green
ah sure may as well chuck it up here
As part of the Metro North Railway Order application process, Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) placed the Metro North Railway Order application on display on the 17th of September 2008. If granted this Railway Order will allow the RPA to construct, operate and maintain a metro line between Belinstown in North County Dublin and St. Stephenâ€™s Green in Dublin City Centre via Dublin Airport.
To enable us to build the proposed underground station at St. Stephenâ€™s Green, RPA is now undertaking a limited level of investigative and survey works over the coming weeks.
We are digging an exploratory trench to show how the Fusiliersâ€™ Arch foundations were constructed and we are carrying out a full digital survey of the monument. The Fusiliersâ€™ Arch was built in 1907 and commemorates the soldiers of the Royal Irish Fusiliers who died in the Boer War 1899-1902. This work will take approximately five days and will allow the RPA to develop the best possible method of protecting the Fusiliersâ€™ Arch during the proposed station construction.
Pedestrian access via Fusiliersâ€™ Arch to St Stephenâ€™s Green will be maintained during the works.
Other monuments will also be surveyed in the coming weeks, including those of Lord Ardilaun, Robert Emmet and the Oâ€™Donovan Rossa Memorial.
RPA will also be carrying out a digital survey of the Pulham Rock surrounding the North West Lake and island. This will involve draining the lake for five days. All affected wildfowl will be temporarily relocated to the adjacent east lake by the Office of Public Works for the duration of the survey work.
Pulham and Son were one of the foremost landscape gardeners of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They specialised in the creation of picturesque rock gardens, constructed from both natural and artificial rock, as was the fashion of the time. The Pulham Rock and associated features were constructed here in the 1880â€™s. The survey will be carried out, in conjunction with detailed historical research and materialsâ€™ analysis to help devise the best system for removing and later reinstating the Island which is necessary to build the metro stop.
In consultation with the Office of Public Works, the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government, Dublin City Council and the National Museum of Ireland, RPA will assess all information gathered to minimise the impact of all works.