Re: Re: What future for Stephenson’s Central Bank?
I say it has to go. In its own right, as architecture, it is not without merit. But it is not of a quality that justifies its impact on the roofline – it elbows stubbornly into so many vistas where it does not belong. Take a look from South Leinster Street sometime, from College Street, or looking south from Liffey Street. The elegance that can be appreciated from Dame Street is lacking from nearly all of the many other perspectives it inhabits. From any distance, it simply appears plonked incongruously in classic 70s style smack in the middle of the historic core.