Re: Re: The destruction of St. Stephen’s Green
I think PF’s point is fair enough.
If the task is to find a patch of Dublin (with potentially good onward transportation links), that you can turn into a vast open-cast mine for a couple of years, the cricket pitch in TCD is one of the few options. It would also be (just) within underground travelator distance of the Luas bx line and the DART at Westland Row.
It could never happen though, because any subteranean ‘Grand Central Station’ is going to come with multiple levels of retail opportunity etc. and, if TCD owned the title to the ground, how would the RPA be able to cream off the lease values.
As an aside, did Trinity not float the idea of developing their Nausau Street frontage a short while back, under the guise of improving the college’s ‘urban interface’ or some such?