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    • #707752
      manstein
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      Could some one tell me the style of building that is across from Trinity college on College Green. It has a green tower on it and there is one further down past Ulster Bank. Its amazing what you notice when you have been away from Ireland for a number of years.

      Thanks.

    • #752433
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Is this the one you are referring to?

      http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/dublin/southcity/grafton_street/foxes.html

      If you look closer at this photo (top left), or even when you are next there, you will see a modern apartment put up on to the top of the building next to it. What I would give for that place! 🙂

      And the one further down is this isnt it?

      http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/dublin/southcity/college_green/former_aib.html

    • #752434
      manstein
      Participant

      Yep thanks thats them. Was it an individual style or did they copy them from somewhere. Has that eastern europe look about them. I will look out for that apartment.

    • #752435
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Both look like quite typical Victorian buildings to me, but I am sure someone else will know more details about them.

    • #752436
      GrahamH
      Participant

      Ah my favourite Victorian in the city is that red bank. Really magnificent and I believe it’s got wonderful curved glass in some of the turret windows – it was finished in around 1895.
      Recently restored it is now a swanky bar and restaurant.
      Unfortunately its facade has been marred with a nasty silver strip of novelty lighting tacked up onto the frieze which looks awful.
      What makes it even worse is the poor light emitted from it – pointless!

      Often drooled over that apartment up there – imagine the views down Westmroeland St & over Trinity 😮 – not to mention the value of the place…

      The design of the gold building really stems from Newenham who was something of a devout gothicist, but the other certainly has European influences alright – mixture of classical and Sylvanian Families 🙂

    • #752437
      manstein
      Participant

      @Graham Hickey wrote:

      Ah my favourite Victorian in the city is that red bank. Really magnificent and I believe it’s got wonderful curved glass in some of the turret windows – it was finished in around 1895.
      Recently restored it is now a swanky bar and restaurant.

      Ah perfect. I know where I shall be heading for a beer quite soon.

      Thanks for the info and yeah I got that gothic impression from it aswell.

    • #752438
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      @Graham Hickey wrote:

      Ah my favourite Victorian in the city is that red bank. Really magnificent and I believe it’s got wonderful curved glass in some of the turret windows – it was finished in around 1895.
      Recently restored it is now a swanky bar and restaurant.
      🙂

      i may be wrong – when i visited it for the first time, it was not as i remembered – in my memory, the interior had a balcony around three sides of the space

      still a nice bar though

    • #752439
      ctesiphon
      Participant

      Both buildings also display a feature where the tower base apppears to be ’embedded’ in the ashlar of the ground floor. A rare enough sight in Dublin, but very common in Glasgow where it is a hallmark of their Victorian heritage. Yes, I am very fond of it indeed.

    • #752440
      GrahamH
      Participant

      Those ghastly lighting strips – not sure if I get unduly hot-headed about these things, but this case is particularly bad.
      Don’t know how they got permission for it – it blatently affects the architecture:

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