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See the old Gasometer on John Rogerson’s Quay looming in the background. Doesn’t pretty much every tall building now have to prove in planning that it won’t be visible in the same way?December 30, 2009 at 1:20 am in reply to: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians #746577
Comparing the two pictures above – was any extra road space even gained by demolishing the terrace next to City Hall?
John W Elvery + Co waterproofers and sports outfitters at 65/66 Dawson Street/corner Nassau Street?
If it is, it was demolished by Norwich Union a short period later:
The corner is addressed the same way.
The crown is on the old power supply unit on the transition between Fenian Street and Grand Canal Street. I looked at it a few days ago, but needed to see the surrounding writing to recognise it.
Is the Elvery’s building on Aungier Street? It’s annoyingly familiar.
@Global Citizen wrote:
Well done Graham.
I only saw it for the first time last Saturday when I took these photos and its presence in such a beautiful street fills me with a mixture of anger and disappointment. Its a piece of vandalism that wouldn’t be allowed in the suburbs of Calcutta. Yet our planners deem it appropriate in an overtly visible location in the georgian core of Dublin. How the hell………? I’m straying a bit off topic here. But looking at the photo below, most people will understand why.
Anyway – A rant for another thread perhaps.
You know Harcourt Street is predominantly pastiche and facade retentions, yes?
Edit – that infill is still rubbish regardless.
Were they fined for littering?
This is a nice looking bridge.
The East Link will be closed on Sunday night, apparently – presumably to take the new bridge through it?
The Oil and Vinegar store shut down because it is impossible to make money from such a venture. There was a notice in the window during its closing down sale thanking the few people who actualy ever bought anyhting there.
I don’t understand how the thousands of pharmacies like the one that replaced it make any money.
Adding insult to injury, the windows are top-hung. This butchering has been a source of horrific entertainment to me on the bus into the city centre every weekend for the last few months. I think I missed the construction of the sewage pipe doorcases though.
While I hate both of them as companies and hate their products, Starbucks and McDonalds seem to be the corporations most sensitive to protected structures with their signage. I’d rather that a commercial building retains a commercial use rather than be demolished and a concrete apartment building built behind its facade.
A bridge linking Cardiff Lane and Guild Street was proposed by Patrick Abercrombie in 1941:
The alternative proposal was basically the East Link, but a completely different approach to it was built rather than bridging the Dodder and Grand Canal.
The bridge was always intended to cross the river perpendicular to the quay walls. This article from 2000 describes it in exactly the position it is currently being built:
“The bridge will span the 120 metres between the north and south quays at right angles from Guild Street on the northern side to 70 metres west of Cardiff Lane on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.”July 26, 2007 at 3:59 pm in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749646
The Swords bypass isn’t a national route, it’s the R132. It is still cheap and nasty though.
They could go N7 Westbound until the Monastery road interchange, double back and access M50 Northbound that way.
… but it comes from Google Earth, and that lets you scroll around the place.
It’s not that recent – the site for the Alto Vetro tower on Pearse St. hasn’t been cleared yet.
The railway line was lifted a few months ago; it wasn’t great for rolling stock deliveries given the level crossing of East Wall Road, and any passenger potential it had is negated by the Luas extension.
There is a very relevant case described in the Times today:
Property developer Fergal Gaughran has agreed to reconstruct a â‚¬3 million dormer bungalow that he bought in the Mount Merrion area of south Dublin and which was almost completely demolished without planning permission.
Mr Gaughran and his wife, Jane, of Holywell, Kilmacud Road Upper, Dublin, have consented in the Circuit Civil Court to “fully reconstruct the house at No 1, The Rise, Mount Merrion, Dublin, to its condition prior to the commencement of unauthorised demolition works”.
Carol O’Farrell, counsel for DÃºn Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, told Judge Jacqueline Linnane that the Gaughrans had consented to the order to reconstruct the house insofar as is practicable.
Mr Gaughran, managing director of the UK-based Gaughran Homes Ltd, bought the house at an auction in 2005 for a reported â‚¬3 million. Last March he was granted permission by An Bord PleanÃ¡la to remove a 16sq m extension to the house’s living-room at the rear of the property and enlarge the home at the front, side and rear.
In April, the council rejected a separate application to demolish the two-storey dormer dwelling and build a new five-bedroom one in its place.
In their decision they said the old structure was “in harmony” with its surroundings and added that “its demolition and replacement would neither protect nor improve the residential amenities of the area”.
Ms O’Farrell told the court that when council officials inspected the house on June 22nd they found it had been substantially demolished, leaving only one small corner section.
She told the judge that the Gaughrans had agreed to fully reconstruct the house to its condition prior to the demolition works save as to the extent of the modifications and alterations for which planning permission was granted.
Â© The Irish Times