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      We don’t appear to have a thread on the Gaiety Theatre. :confused:

      Does anyone know what the story is with the back section of the Gaiety? I noticed when passing today that a crane within the Gaiety Centre (former Eircom) site seemed to be accessing the back of the Theatre. When I turned the corner (at Stock Design) to see why, I saw a two-storey steel frame structure perched on the roof of the Gaiety! I never saw a site notice or heard anything about works to the building- I presume it has PP / a Declaration / whatever.

      While it mightn’t be visible from South King Street, particularly once the Gaiety Centre is complete, it is apparently highly visible from within St Stephen’s Green. I didn’t get a chance to look from the park today, but if anyone’s around with a camera… Otherwise I’ll try to get a shot soon.

      Any info appreciated.

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      Any thoughts?

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      Paul Clerkin

      rebuilding the flytower?

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      That’s it. A second search for on the DCC site led me to the application- 3077/06 for the curious.

      I’m surprised I didn’t hear more about this before now, though it seems to have gone through planning without a peep- no observations or objections, no comment from the DCC Conservation Officer, no appeal (obvs.).

      While it mightn’t have much of an impact on the immediate vicinity, it’s very visible from further afield- St Stephen’s Green particularly. Too visible, imo- sticks up in the background of Fusilier’s Arch and the Bus Stop newsagent at the bottom of Grafton Street (a divisive building, but I’m firmly in the camp of the fans- a little TLC would do wonders for it, just some cosmetic improvements).

      I don’t remember the old flytower, but maybe that’s because it was considerably lower? The planning documentation does say that the new tower had to be a minimum of 22 metres above the stage, though- something to do with smoke clearance? (The DCC page won’t load again.) So perhaps this was necessary and/or unavoidable?

      Any old pics of the flytower? I had a look here, but found none.

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