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June 25, 2007 at 1:09 pm in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744371
@Peter FitzPatrick wrote:
Sure there’s a replica of the james joyce job floating around too …
An earlier version is here in Valencia. Albeit with one span.May 11, 2007 at 10:14 pm in reply to: Irish say no to PVC windows #744985
Great stuff as always, Graham.
I clearly haven’t appreciated the impact of ‘the winders’ to even modest suburbia – how a well-proportioned, even handsome semi-d like this can be transformed so dramatically into something so ugly! 😮
Surely this is a case for mandatory planning permission for window frame changes?December 23, 2003 at 1:36 pm in reply to: Heuston Gate model #738849
Originally posted by Andrew Duffy
Mary Harney looks indifferently at a different version of the model (attached):
Not that you’d be able to see her expression under €35,500
of make-up.November 27, 2003 at 2:50 pm in reply to: Hideous in Harold’s Cross #737609
My above criticisms aside, I agree that it is the context of this building that is so offensive.
The building would sit a lot happier if the builders’ yard opposite and the adjoining “Tara’s Dancing Pumps” / “Sauna’s Adult Shop” strip of sheds were developed on and built to a similar elevation.November 26, 2003 at 6:28 pm in reply to: Hideous in Harold’s Cross #737603
Heh, I knew what this thread was about as soon as I saw the subject. I have the misfortune of passing this everyday.
What’s with the naff balconies the length of the building and car parking on street level. It looks like a cheap & sleazy American motel.November 21, 2003 at 6:37 pm in reply to: Dublin tall tower gateway… #737342
That’s nice, but it’s a bit like a shiny 21st Century Transamerica Pyramid (San Francisco) – same aspect ratio and relationship to surrounding bulidings.November 20, 2003 at 11:56 pm in reply to: Dundalk Railway Station #725146
Four platforms? But there’s only 1 line! Do they still want to branch to the airport from this line? I live quite close, so any other details would be appreciated.
I recently read an article about the new development — dubbed “Stapolin Village” — in this area. Apparently, the chief planner is some Swedish guy who’s been kind enough to leave a large portion of it as coastal parks and open spaces, as well as medium density, medium rise apartments and offices.November 20, 2003 at 11:55 am in reply to: That Floozy #751599
i’d like to see College Green completely pedestrianised. I think it would create a great public space right on the axis of Trinity, Temple Bar and Grafton Street. Perhaps with some cafÃ©s, outdoor seating and a Luas line it might actually resemble a ‘proper’ European plaza.
The tricky part is figuring out how to divert the cars and buses around the area…August 13, 2003 at 11:14 pm in reply to: U2 studio entries #727131
Judging by people’s strong replies, there is a lot of disapppointment and anger at what is seen as a comlete shambles of a competition by some and something verging on nepotism by others.
I suggest that some enterprising soul should officially request that the DDDA shows their policies and procedures using the Freedom of Information act as a legal platform.
If the judge ruled in your favour, then the DDDA and other authorities may think twice the next time they botch up.