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if anyone thinks design doesn’t matter refer them to the spire and the amount of energy it has added to the city, now for the second act…
the best place to find simple standards is to work for a simple architect
What happens when you mix sport and politics? Bertie Bowl Bollocks. National stadium indeed! Anyone feel like theyve been taken for a ride? The “giant sucking sound” is a leadership vacuum.
there is just this one small problem with the Swiss, Swedes, and Danes – they have no sense of humor…might be why everything in their countries works since they don’t know how to make fun of it
hey I’m thinking a very tall Capital Records Building (the LA landmark)…
Thanks for the cheer up GregF. If you haven’t noticed the economic doldrums are everywhere, not just here.
There was an even earlier colapse – the Sonas Centre project at the Phoenix Park Racecourse in the mid 90’s contained a National Conference Centre. Was the project ever real?
It hasn’t been a world class process has it?
AndewP you make a very good case. We are becoming a mini LA without the weather. At least if you are going to sit in traffic you should be able to put the hood down.
Perhaps we should find another name for the stadium. Bertie wants it sure enough, but his tax payers won’t be layin cash on the table. How about Eircom Park? No, that’s been done before. Let’s put the thinking caps on. Nominations are hereby declared open.
What this country needs is a good Five Year Plan.
Much interest has been expressed by the private sector for a national stadium, but whether this is real depends on how much stealth, non-cash, government support will be available. How the tender is framed will be equally important. No one seems to favor Abbotstown so there is hope for better solutions if the finances can be sorted. A big if.
Some winner, looks like a school project to me. The venue building is a real svelt whale. Hard to believe this is the best.
So, is the Bertie Bowl well and truly Flood-ed now?
Without a brief based on a business plan it’s all silly. Revenues, event and non-event; operating costs, financing costs…it must be driven by the tenants who will be left with the obligations. Easy enough to stand by and say what should happen, difficult if you have to sign the guarantees.
So an indoor arena is a profit making proposition? I don’t believe it. Everyone says these things, but if it’s such a great development property why don’t we see lots of them being built?
GregF have you thought of running for office? You’d get my vote.
it gets my goat too, stuck in the past and proud of it…
yes it is
all drivers in Dublin are slow drivers, so we have time to read complicated signs