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If the metro doesn’t include the Heuston to Connolly tunnel I am leaving this country!
Was on my way to Dockers recently and noticed the wonderful view on the other side of the liffey, Liberty Hall, then the Customs House and various bits of IFSC all make for a really interesting sky line, tall (ish) buildings with space in between and low bits, it looks great.
But then you look further down the keys and it looks so boring and plain, nothing stands out.
I don’t know Elm Park.
I have to say that I am all for building up in Dublin. But I have seen the downside recently as a mojor development is planned behind my parents home, which will include a 6 – 8 storey building overlooking their back garden, destroying the privacy they have had for the past 20 years.
In my opinion they paid for a lifestyle not just a property. The land behind the house should be built on, but reasonable effort should also be made for existing residents.
I think some people on this board do need psychology lessons.
The idea that children should be sat in a classroom, told not to move or speak for most of the day, repulses me. Kids should be active, learing from their mistakes. If some people had their way (not mentioning certain people on this forum) we would be locked into the nanny state, kids wouldn’t play, people wouldn’t drink too much etc….
Have you never done something just for fun? Sometimes silly and dangerous things are fun. Man would never have invented planes or climbed Everest if it hadn’t been for people disregarding the danger element. People need real life experiences to understand how to interact in society, its no good just telling them its bad to do things.
You are just pi**ed off because you think the pretty bridge will be ruined because of the local kids. Well if the bridge is ruined its due to a design oversight.
Lets call this item no. one on the snag list.
Ireland has lots of lovely old Georgian & Victorian and I believe every building put up in this country should be a poor representation of these styles. Ireland should forsack its culture, creativity and personality and continue to worship the fine work of the colonists. Hell lets bring the Brits back!
Georgian & all other styles were considered contemporary in their time. So why are we prevented from building contemporary buildings….
I would love to climb the bridge, but my good sense and an aversion to harm tell me otherwise. There are people (including children) who have less inhibition who will climb it. (have my mid twenties caught up with me already? – oh how it feels to get old!)
It would be a shame to let the council alter the bridge, they should get Calatrava or one of his plebs to come up with a solution. I already have a number of ideas which wouldn’t affect the design greatly.
I have to say, the bridge screams ‘Climb Me!’.
I don’t think the kids are doing anything bad, they are interacting with there environment. It is up to the designer to be aware of the social interaction their product is going to provoke.
In this case I think it was either an oversight on the designers part, or else he thought it might happen and chose to ignore it.
Wasn’t the bridge originally designed for a more remote location in Spain. Kids won’t travel to interact with their environment, they will however interact with their immediate surroundings. Maybe this particular bridge would serve better in a rural location with regular to heavy traffic, rather than in an innercity area with a close local population.
Personally, I quite like the bridge and think it will promote people to enhance the surroundings. In 20 years it will be a great stretch of river!
These area will develop naturally as the shops become vacant. All the clothing wholesalers in the area are moving out to Ballymount.
Is City Markets Arcade the same as Georges Arcade, which is now loosing its charm. Moore St. is going to get a roof and will then be very arcade like. I have a feeling that Georges is going to get a revamp when Dunnes do up the other side of the street. By the way, the exterior of Georges is one of Dublins most fantastic buildings. Have a good look next time you stumble out of Hogans.
If the guy understands enough to be able to rob somone elses site and change it slightly, surely he is capable of building his own site!?!
Why did you copy their site?
The idea of the spike is quite good, even though I would have gone for a more interactive idea. But it really lets us down as a piece of engineering – you can see every seem all the way up, the lights don’t work, the bottom is a completely different colour due to tarnish but possibly due to a different chemical treatment for the graphic. They couldnt even manufacture the thing in anything like reasonable time.
No wonder manufacturing is dead in this country, if you were an outside observer would you want to hire our engineers – based on this project.
Most of the names which we consider to be anglisised versions of the Irish name, are in fact viking/norman.
Here are my thoughts on using the American model of having stadiums away from the cities…
They have eight lanes of highway going to and from the venue, easily catering for the hoards of fans (Ireland still doesn’t have a completed motorway). They have numerous stadia like hockey, baseball, football, running tracks etc… all in the one area (whereas Ireland might get a watered down version of a second rate stadium designed for a second rate club team in England). Also the Americans remove the fans from built up areas due to the violent clashes during and after the games. Plus I don’t see how drinking ‘Lyndon Village’ in the car park before the game could be seen as a good thing. Anyway leaving behind the issues of travel and traffic and Americans knacker-drinking in car parks.
Lansdowne has a character that will be very difficult to surpass anywhere and I don’t believe this is entirely due to the pubs or drinking etc… I have been going to Lansdowne since I was a nipper (probably 10 or so). Some of it is to do with the layout of the stadium but it is mostly to do with the area and the way the crowd comes together through lanes and side streets and off the dart. Also, the impact on traffic is not horrendous due to the DART.
This is an archtectural site and the point has just been made that your environment has no bearing on your state of mind….
….So what does an architect do?
Got a bit carried away. Again I will say that the stadium needs to be in a major city. And I don’t understand your perspective. I would see Galway as being a much more practical venue than Athlone. It is equally as central as Dublin (geographically anyway) and is capable of providing transoprt, accomodation and enterainment for hoards of travelling fans, as well as offering plenty of tourist attractions for foreign visitors.
However I still believe landsdown is the prime location.