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    • #709748
      shamrockmetro
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      what are you thought on these ideas advantages and dis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:p

      I also think it would be easy enough to move the building!!!!!
      put a slab underneath and roll it?:D

      guess the building as well..



    • #796675
      Anonymous
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      You want to move 1 Grafton St? You understand it is private property: it belongs to TCD?

    • #796676
      Anonymous
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      I think there must be something in the water these days.:eek:

    • #796677
      Anonymous
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      I was in galway about 6 months ago mabye im still sick 😮

      the front area is nothing more than than a carpark and It would benefit both the public and trinners i would think????

      trinity could still own it or lease it…

    • #796678
      Anonymous
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      I can’t believe I am getting in to this, but it is part of the setting of the house, the stables, also listed and in your plan demolished, are newly converted to the center for irish art, or some such. The house and its setting are valuable to TCD, it is part of what gives it its mystique as an ancient seat of learning, why would it sell or lease it?

    • #796679
      Anonymous
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      @notjim wrote:

      I can’t believe I am getting in to this, but it is part of the setting of the house, the stables, also listed and in your plan demolished, are newly converted to the center for irish art, or some such. The house and its setting are valuable to TCD, it is part of what gives it its mystique as an ancient seat of learning, why would it sell or lease it?

      I guess you may be right!!! I have always wondered who and what goes on in there!
      are the public aloud in?

      any way the outside wall are dirty… needs a clean

      existing is winning the votes so far!

    • #796680
      Anonymous
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      It;s no 1 Grafton Street, the private residence of the Provost of Trinity College. He and his family live there

    • #796681
      Anonymous
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      Well there are public rooms, used for receptions, board meetings, entertaining potential donors, college hospitality etc: either way it is unbelievable inside.

    • #796682
      Anonymous
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      @shamrockmetro wrote:

      are the public aloud in?

      any way the outside wall are dirty… needs a clean

      The public got their chance to looks inside the doors during th last Open House architecture Week (wiik:D)

      I like the dirty walls, thats the way the walls should look, a nice patina to show their age. I remember looking at reeling in the years and seeing leinster house with the same blackned stone. Those buildings all look too clean and new with their sandblasted sheen. Ross Castle in Killarney is sandblasted. Looks terrible so it does. Castles should look old and weathered.

    • #796683
      Anonymous
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      Agreed on the walls – leave them as dingily urban as they are. Same with the gritty accommodation block facing down D’Olier Street: sure you’d barely notice it if it wasn’t as black and foreboding as it is. It’s also the last dirty major classical in the city (on a street) – surely we’re allowed keep one for a pet?

      However I do think the giant timber gates to the Provost’s House should be left open at night, with just the lower railed ones left closed, and the building floodlit from behind the walls. Such a simple job, with spectacular effect. No pretentious uplighters or ridiculous lighting strips – just a nice even pure white illumination from behind the walls. Perfect.
      Given the disgraceful urban environment that is lower Grafton Street, it would make a world of difference to have the House animating that side of the street as some compensation.

      So a simple an idea that I can only presume the closing of the giant gates after dark neatly conceals the decadent orgies of claret, sweetmeats and boars’ heads transpiring in the Saloon above.

      Hmmmm…

    • #796684
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Anything to make it look better!!!!

    • #796685
      Anonymous
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      Again, I think the idea is to make it more exclusive, the college does lots for publically: it gives tourist access and maintains the front of the college proper, by closing the gates to the provosts house we are keeping something back, something special for treating donors and impressing important people: mystique. As for making it look better, don’t be crazy, with the setting, the forecourt and high walls and the fine interiors and dirty walls it is one of the most atmospheric buildings in the city,

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