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.and why they are not showing up like all the rest-being an incomputerate idiot-I do not know.
These are a bit away from the centre..in Bray
Did anybody see the TV programme about him that was shown on Monday night this week?
Funny how we’ve become so inured to originality that a little resemblance is enough to enrage us. Remember the 50s,60s and 70s when cities were full of the same old office buildings straight of the old-as the Americans would say-Cookie Cutter.
Another example of the two Irelands coming together! The FOI act bugged our “Government” so much they gutted it and the DUP don’t like the North’s version FF and the DUP will fit well together.
I’d be happy with higher as long as the profile is good from the quays. So now the King of Ugly Buildings is set to go,I guess the sucessorr to the crown will be that thing on South Great Georges Street.
At last! And Apollo House is to go too? I’ll buy the champagne tomorrow…or Cava maybe.
Looks like nearly every other scheme built in Ireland in the past few years :-). Spencer dock’s new apartments spring to mind.
In fact, it could have been a proposal from any country and anytime between 1955 and yesterday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see men in pork-pie hats and women in narrow skirts on the sketch.:p
Well, well. I see An Bord Pleanala did’nt mince words about STWs proposal. “Bland abd repetitive”. Pity they did’nt think the same way about their last half-dozen projects.
At least they chose the younger Elvis, not the sequinned Las Vegas one.
Did you mean MVRDV? I did’nt get that link..probably changed since you posted ,but some of that stuff is terrific all right. Wild!
Sorry so belated..working my way through the pages backwards, only up to 45 by now….phew!
Thanks, Graham and Julius.These are fascinating pieces of history. 🙂 As Notjim noted,what a pity Kildare place can’t be re-instated in some way. It would be an attractive little square if not for that deadening wall. Perhaps now that they don’t have to worry so much about security something could be done. Pity about the Agriculture building, though. Too bad the de-centralisation programme couldn’t move it bodily and transplant it in the middle of a field of turnips in Offaly or Longford.
[quote now that I think of it, wasn’t there two Georgian houses on the site of the Govt Bldgs wall, that were demolished in the late 50s – largely considered to mark the beginning of the destruction of the Georgian city.
Here they are…
The famous definition of a housing estate. A place where they cut the trees down and then name the streets after them.
I’d love to know more about Cosgrave’s Illustrated Dictionary of Dublin. There’s also a reference to it in John Finerty’s 19th century coffeetable book – Ireland in Pictures. I couldn’t resist buying a copy of the latter even though it’s available in a digitised form on the web. But besides that neither google nor abebooks revealed anything above what sounds like a fascinating book.
There are several copies of the book-unfortunately for reference only-in the ‘Dublin and Irish Collection’ in Pearse Street Public Library, only a stones through from the buildings being discussed.trace wrote:The most plausible interpretation I have found – http://www.iol.ie/dublincitylibrary/regalia.htm – says: “The City Seal shows the Three Castles as three watchtowers surrounding one of the gates in the medieval City Wall. Dublin is evidently under siege]
Ironic! Looks like the defenders failed…the barbarians got inside the gate a long time ago.
Every time I pass it I want to kill IT.
Well, Ikea have got their go-ahead, We’ll soon see what the effect is. But the threat of not coming at all, if they don’t get the dimensions and location they want is becoming a familiar refrain. Big sprawling shops and shopping-centres have realized how desperately local authorities want development and will, (and are doing) attempt to use blackmail to get the conditions they want. “If we don’t get the location near the ring-road, don’t get the size we require, we walk and go to the next town”.I’d imagine even the most well-intentioned councils may crumble under that pressure, especially when you consider the population at large don’t seem to be interested in any ‘protect the town centre’ cry. Look at the abuse handed to the councillors who voted against the M&S in the industrial park in Tralee.