Re: Re: what now for Irish Times D’olier Street buildings?
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Now there’s an idea! I wouldn’t have any objection to it moving anyway; it would be rather silly just to leave it there. It is more a part of The IT’s heritage than the city’s. And if anything, to remove it would largely restore the WSC terrace’s upper floors to their original state!
But more than that needs to be done – despite the work carried out by the Irish Times, I have heard it described as something of a half-hearted restoration and would have to agree from the perspective of attention to detail. Some of the window openings are partially reduced in size, or have otherwise been adapted. Also there’s quite a bit of mirror glass as I recall, and some non-sash frames there too that require replacement.
It would be great to see traders operating behind some of the remaining shopfronts – especially in place of the rather seedy, net curtain-clad windows there before.