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  • in reply to: The Pedestrian Bridges of Cork #756683
    jungle
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    There are a couple of pedestrian bridges withing the grounds of UCC too – one at the Western Road gates and the other linking between Aras na Laoi and Castlewhite. Neither bridge is particularly inspiring. I found a picture of the Western Rd Gate bridge on the web. No luck with a search for Castlewhite.

    There are also a number of pedestrian bridges over the South Ring Road.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733807
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    Recently, there was another thread going around about whether Cork needed its own forum. In that it was suggested that what was really needed was more threads about Cork rather than a new forum. I agree with this. This thread has become so long that it can be very difficult to find desire information in it. Maybe we could start with a separate thread devoted to docklands developments in Cork.

    What do other people think of this idea?

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733792
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    @Radioactiveman wrote:

    I’d wholeheartedly agree, developers and construction companies are contributing handsomely to CORK2005 events and they are to be applauded for it.

    On a related issue, the Clarion hotel will host Lynes and Lynes’ much heralded Cork Auction on Tuesday afternoon with the jewel in the crown of the Crawford’s collection going under the hammer.

    John Butt’s (previously accredited to Grogan) View of Cork will be sold for in and around the รขโ€šยฌ I million mark. It could be the most expensive painting sold in theese islands this year.

    This painting is of upmost importance to the City of Cork and to the Crawford Gallery. I raise this point here for a number of reasons:

    (1) As a view of 18th century Cork architecture in totality it is second to none – in fact it is the only view of cork from this period. It is, quite frankly beautiful. The taught of it leaving Cork should bring a tear to the eye of any true Cork person and for it to be locked away in some private collection would be an immeasurable loss to the city.

    (2) In the hope that the above modern-day “merchant princes” may read this and decide to do something truly heroic and worthy. Even if its just for the publicity, it would be marvelous to see those so often mentioned on this thread put their hand in their pockets for this piece of Cork’s history.

    The City and her people would be eternally grateful.

    It looks like the Crawford Art Gallery bought View of Cork. God knows where they got the money.

    http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/2005/0525/1041346200HM3PAINTING.html

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733776
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    I see some links to the new terminal construction have been put up, but as I may as well put mine up anyway.


    Taken from the apron at 9pm on Friday, 20th May


    Taken from the short-term (future long-term) car park at 6am on Monday, 23rd May

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733754
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    It seems very low-rise considering the other developments along those quays. It even looks too small to hide the car park.

    I prefer the ChristianCarlsen entry, although the pic makes it hard to work out what exactly is there. The BRE one looks better too.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733739
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    @lexington wrote:

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Carrigaline-based Ruden Homes have been granted planning by Cork County Council (CorkCoCo) for a massive development of 554 new residential units, a creche and a retail unit at Lehenagh More in Togher – not far removed from Cork Airport. The development will consist of 53 detached homes, 170 semi-detached, 300 terraced houses and 31 apartments.

    Why do Cork Co Co keep allowing more houses to be built at the end of the runway? As the airport gets busier, it’s only a matter of time before the people in these houses start complaining about aircraft noise and looking for restrictions on flying hours.

    It’s not as though it’s a great area for development; access roads are poor and public transport is non-existent.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733729
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    What is the reason for the unbalanced look of the front of the Custom’s House? It looks like it was designed to be symmetrical and they ran out of money.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733722
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    I’m a bit confused about what would be removed from the Custom House Quay site. Is it just the portion outlined in red in my copy of the picture, or is it more than this?

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733704
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    @corcaighboy wrote:

    Also, anyone got some photos of the ongoing construction of the new airport terminal. Judging by the cost, it must be a local version of the Taj Mahal.

    corcaighboy, I can’t find any images of the ongoing construction, but here is an airside artist’s picture of the terminal (Notice that there’s one airbridge too many ๐Ÿ˜€ ). I’ll be flying through Cork Airport next Friday and Monday, so I might see if I can take any pictures if people don’t mind rubbish quality off a mobile phone.

    The cost isn’t just for the terminal. It includes a new dual-carriageway access road, a new airport fire station and control tower, a multi-storey carpark etc. To my mind the money that was spent on the access road could have been better spent on taxiways and a runway extension.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733679
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    Street lighting should be improved, but there are other changes needed too. The footpaths should be widened by removing one of the outbound traffic lanes. The business owners themselves need to improve their frontage, particularly between Grand Parade and South Main St. The side wall of St Augustine’s church adds a huge dead area to the street. Somehow, I can’t ever see that changing.

    in reply to: Cork 2005 #723774
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    I hear a lot of people complaining about Cork 2005 and yet they aren’t making an effort to go to any of the events that are organised. On any given day, there are multiple ongoing exhibitions and there is no shortage of performance art.

    If I had a criticism of the event it would be the failure of communication. I went to the Ape Opera House exhibit in the old ESB substation on Caroline St on Saturday. I just stumbled across it while in the city centre shopping. I hadn’t seen any publicity for it and, unfortunately, it was the last day of it, so I couldn’t recommend it to anyone else.

    The Irish Examiner noted on Saturday that the details on the Cork 2005 website were out of date. Cancelled and rescheduled performances were still shown on their original date. As they have total control over the site, there’s little excuse for this.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733603
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    I’m not greatly surprised Aer Lingus aren’t looking at transatlantic out of Cork. There would be some overhead for them in using an A330 out of Cork as they currently do not have any planes of that type based here.

    If you look at the UK, BA only have long-haul planes operating out of London and Manchester despite the obvious demand for service in places like Birmingham and Glasgow, they leave these to the US carriers because it’s not worth their while basing planes in these locations.

    Personally, I’m hoping that we see a US airline operating the route offering interlining at whatever destination they fly to in the US. As I understand it, Aer Arann are proposing a charter service, Also, given my experiences flying to Dublin with Aer Arann (hours of delays), I’m not sure I’d want to go transatlantic with them.

    in reply to: Government-by-numbers #752756
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    Housing needs of returning emigrants can be met in one-off houses in their home places.

    This is illegal under EU law. At which point someone challenges the law saying that they are being discriminated against because of where they were born and everything becomes a free-for-all

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733488
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    @A-ha wrote:

    Has anyone a proper update on the airport??? Why havent we low cost fligts across Europe like Shannon! And the excuse about the airport charges being too high is so old at this stage. Ryanair starts a new route to Liverpool in 2 weeks, wooop dee f**king dooo! The least the penny-pinching airline could do is start routes to places like Malaga or Stockholm, somewhere that would be different to London. Even Kerry has Frankfurt. Likewise to easyJet and bmiBaby. We dont need more flights to London or Nottingham, a bit of variety would do Cork good. Espically the business it would do for the area, having direct flights to financial hubs around Europe. Come on, Cork has an airprt too!

    A-ha, Cork Airport launches direct flights to Brest, Brusssels, Budapest, Faro, Munich, Nice, Rome this summer. There will also be direct services to Liverpool and Durham/Middlesbrough, but I guess those ones don’t interest you ๐Ÿ˜‰

    IMO the policy of Cork airport is more beneficial to the long-term development of the airport than Shannon’s. At Cork the largest airline will be Aer Lingus who will control slightly in excess of 30% of the seats. At Shannon Ryanair will control around 50% of the seats. When Michael O’Leary says jump Shannon will have to jump.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733347
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    Another flight which will be starting is between Cork and Brest by French LoCo FlyWest http://www.flywest.fr . It will start up in June as once weekly on a Sunday.

    in reply to: Cork, Mahon point, etc, etc. #750837
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    Looking at the Anglesea St Garda station on the news last night, I started thinking that the building looked a bit grim. It’s a bit like a cube with a balcony added on for a dictator to address crodws.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733201
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    I’m a bit confused about how the Johnson & Perrott building fits into the Academy St development. There is a street (Faulkner’s Lane???) between it and the Examiner offices. Is the street in between going to be removed? Or is the J&P premises not part of this development?

    in reply to: Cork, Mahon point, etc, etc. #750821
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    I’m quite glad they didn’t go to the An Post site. It’s not close to the centre. It doesn’t integrate with the rail network either.

    Plus, the plans for the An Post site are now some of the most interesting in Cork.

    in reply to: Look at de state of Cork, like! #733197
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    Does anyone else think that pedestrian access to suburban shopping centres is woeful? In Cork maybe only Douglas SC is even approaching pedestrian friendly. How hard can it be to put the entrance directly on to the street/pavement and put the car park around the back. With the number of new apartments in the Wilton area, there is a huge number of people who could practically get there on foot.

    in reply to: Cork, Mahon point, etc, etc. #750808
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    The river facing side of the Metropole is awful.

    In general, both sides of the river between Patrick’s Bridge and Brian Boru Bridge are terrible. The bus station was probably the highlight before it got rebuilt.

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