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ooh – many thanks indeed to paul and grahamH!
btw – does anyone know of any photos showing the street before the huge office block? that’s something I would really really like to see…
re the stretch that needs improving – shame there isn’t something that would force business/building owners to keep building facades to a certain standard without the requirement for the businesses themselves to be taken over by topshop. whilst I’m not the biggest fan of the “run-down” look, I do sort of like streets that can be perused by people who are NOT stinking with money. there’s probably a whole world of social wrongness with what I just suggested, and a few grammatical errors too.
I’m pretty certain that 747 is still there, complete with the huge lighty-up sign on the wall facing down georges street.
at this stage I’d almost miss it if it was gone. but only the lighty-up bit…
a bit late, but more of the old stuff:
are they giant twiry waterslides???
Excuse me, but Haughey can go screw himself. The worst thing is that there’ll be people singing his praises when he dies. I’m no expert, but I believe there is a theory in criminology that explains how criminals justify their crimes by affirmation of all the “good things” they’ve done. Classic Haughey…
Projects: there were plenty of proposals, but look at the delays placed on the Spike alone through objections. Could they have actually got away with more???
You loved Jervis Street SC??? Hmm. It’s big and spacious on the inside, but a bit too big and bricky from the outside, and the tower thingy is a bit too lego. Good SC though, and I’ve no real gripes with the Henry Street bit.
Hawkins House brings me back to the footage I saw of its models from the 60’s. And indeed, HH actually looked excellent in those models, really really cool. I’d mostly blame a “lack of love and caring” for HH’s demise. It’s still a big powerful building, but no-one loves it, and this has made it sad. Perhaps it also looks better from the air than it does from the ground.
regarding shadow’s point – google is returning this thread as very prominent results (most relevant) for searches on the tower, so biggo traffic will certainly pass through here (a la spike) when crunch time comes down…
Seriously though. If you’re going to create a memorial to Pearse/Brian/whoever, you announce that you’re creating a monument to them and then construct it.
What you don’t do is build a monument and then tag a name on the end. That’s just silly…
Official name: The Spire (of Dublin).
Fun name: The Spike.
Cutesy-Wutesy name: Spikey Wikey. (?)
I hate it when scripts don’t work on the mac. And their projects menu just won’t pop down…
in other news – yay for macs in general!!!
I made calls on the Loop Line Bridge thing but then became lazy again. I’ve access to an excellent photo of how it would look without the ads (a lot bloody better).
If anyone wants to make calls here are some people to talk to:
Group Secretary at Houstan Station (top person)
Chairman at Tara Street – John Lynch
Architects Office on the North Wall – John Clancy
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I started, but just never followed through. The impression I got was that the issue had been brought up in the past, but had always just faded away again. I think they know that someday the ads will have to come down. They’re not on for losing all ads on all bridges, but the Loop Line is a possibility. It makes a lot of money that pays for our trains…
The thing to remember is that it’s mostly the side ads that do the damage. The Guinness ad could stay and look ok, but the little “stuck on willy-nilly” ads to each side are what really drags it down.
Prizes must go to that block on South Great Georges Street. It’s not that bad really, but it totally massacres O’Connell Bridge House when it comes to being in completely the wrong bloody place.
Underground!!!!! But we’ll all get mugged and beaten up by shadowy criminals!!!! Are you mad????
There’s a parking ramp on Hawkin’s Street which probably accesses parking somewhere (?).
Well that plynth sounded interesting enough, and I went down at lunch for a general looksie….
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why are the buildings those funny colours???
what the hell are those round green things???
Isn’t our spike simply a modern day version of the traditional obelisk??
well now if you compare details it’s actually fairly different, but the building above certainly has the same “feeling” as our own little fella.
except the manchester version looks more impressive because it’s taller.