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happened to be driving behind a van in donegal a few days ago owned by a “joinery Co.” with the slogan “save a tree use PVC”!! -theres one for the enviromentalists !!!
yea you’re right but there are some nice pics. accompaning the article
good article just up on the DOMUS website
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plus the golden pages say that they are the best way to advertise and most if not all firms are in there even noticed quite a lot of (01) numbers in my 07/09 (culchie)golden pages
I see skating,cycling people on pogo-sticks whatever as a positive thing-people outside enjoying and using the place they live in a positive way.I’d be more concerned about a place that is “Safe” but boring such as the park behind the civic offices or that it could become full of junkies or whatever-the only place I’ve ever seen a junkie actually shooting up was under the stairs on the way into the ifc off the meeting house square but then again that too has skaters in it sometimes but not when its busy and I think the same could well happen in wolftone pk.as well -if people are sitting on the seats and milling around all over the place then it is probable that it won’t be used for skating except at night or when its quiet,and as for the dammage wel I personally think it should have been foreseen that this would happen and anyway if the edges do crumble then the seats won’t be any use to the skaters anymore anyway.But on the point of a skatepark being a waste of money and the corpo having “greater priorities such as regenerating the city centre” well then if they did build a skate-park wouldn’t that get rid of all the things that get under the skin of so many contribuiters here about parts of the city centre at the moment,immagine-curved streetfree of teenie-goths (well at least when ever there would be nothing going on in the temple bar music centre) no skaters to be seen except at the skate park in fact probably less strange looking people and all those non-conformists who “litter” our streets with diversity instead we could build a big skate park somewhere people would never go and lock em all up there -the odd time passing to knock some of them down on our bikes!
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I’m sorry LOB and whoever I think that blaming skaters is not exactly positive the park is intended for everyone but to be honnest the presence of skaters I see as positive its an outdoor sport in which people who participate are constantly questioning their surruonds and looking at it in a different way to most but the point is they are looking more than most.I also think a create a vibrancy in the area I don’t think the intention is to scare people or annoy or vandalise the structures in fact it would be better for the skaters if the seat edges remained pristine and it is a pitty that they are getting dammaged but is it maybe just al lack of foresight that it would be used in this way and would get worn in this way-I think this anti-skaters or goths or energetic people in wheelchairs or whoever or whatever attitude is a little shortsighted and not exactly the kind of linear thinking about the problem I see as never creating a better place.
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I personallly think its great that the skaters are there giving vibrance to the place I’m sure peter coady thought it would be used by them and too as well as the prams,parents and pensioners.pity that the council were too cheap to build it as designed though I just hope they dont come along and take notches out of all the concrete benches now to stop the skaters.
I don’t know how anyone can see the errection of the railings outside the central bank as a good idea not only because they are ugly but they have changed the plaza/civicspace and steps in front where all those “interesting” looking people hung out from the lively vibrant space that it was to a place with less importance within the centre of our city to say the least.
The space there was like a gift to the people of the city only to be taken back to be replaced by some ugly railings.It doesn’t really surprise me though that a bank could be mean and greedy so even if it migh be a good idea to create a public space in college green by removing railings I could never see it hapening if its owned by who it is owned by even if I agreed with the proposal,personally I’d prefere to see the railings taken down at the central bank but I never expect to see it. I’ll just walk past and every time I do reminice about the good ould days until the day I die but then again its what we all do if not there in many other places.
there are quite a few establishments around the city where one can have a quiet pint outside but they are all mostly just some chairs put out on the street and cordened off using the usual stretched fabric inside a frame there are alot of these places around grafton St-baily,Bruxelles ect.The only pub wuth a beer garden in the city centre is the Temple bar though (well that I can think of).Although on a sunny day around exams especially one is lightly to find a large contingent of bolton St. architecture students at the pav. in trinity on the dutch (-gold)! which has a great atmosphere but not everyone likes sittin on grass and theres not much civilised wine sippin’.
increased civic pride and a symbol of dublin as a modern forward thinking european capital(if only this were true!)a monument to the time and spirit of our time (or at least the spirit we would like to be living in)-is this a wase of time?as for a good public transport system for the city this has to be seen as a necessity not a luxury – them kind of attitudes are no offence but backward and the kind of attitude that has kept Ireland behind as it still very much is-recent report saying that Dublin is second worst after Calcutta in the world for courier delivery times due to the traffic problem and is losing our economy millions andanyway who is to say that a well run metro system wouldn’t be a fincially sound option in the long term.
since architecture should be the catalist to positive change and with the social problems that we have that the opposers to this development are using as their main argument against believing that certain other issues should be the politicans priority why could this not be that catilist to social change and urban/suburban regenerationby by placing the ammenaties in the more underprivliged areas of DUBLIN (the capital and lets face it Iarnrod Eirean are nothing to shout about either)