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January 3, 2001 at 11:43 am in reply to: monument gets the go ahead! #715686
Fair play to the minister, and it’s not often we can say that.
Unfortunately the vast majority of Irish people are aesthetic illiterates, we can expect plenty more objections to plans to improve Dublin in future. Imagine if Liebeskind tried building the Jewish museum in Dublin.December 21, 2000 at 12:04 pm in reply to: Our Criteria for “City” status?? #715414
This may be too cynical but I suspect some of it is down to party politics and the presumption that it is the government who is responsible for upgrading town to cities. If a town becomes a city then the UDC will be replaced by a corporation. As a City Councillor has a good base to become a TD then whichever government is in power will only want to upgrade a town to a city if they believe that they will hold a majority of seats in the new authority.
More to the point, in architectural terms, what is the differance between a town and a city anyway?December 21, 2000 at 11:56 am in reply to: Is there such a thing as an Irish National style? #715401
What conclusions did you reach?December 19, 2000 at 12:45 pm in reply to: Liffey Boardwalk #715462
I would have preferred if they had widened the existing footpath. Do away with parking altogether on the north lane and replace the current south lane with a wider pavement complete with integrated street furniture and a continous row of trees from Butt Bridge to Kings Bridge. Not only would it look much better, avoid the discontinuity of the boardwalk and would be in keeping with Ormond’s original concepty of the city quays. And when they did that they could do the same on the south quays. Another missed opportunity.
Having said all that, I think that the boardwalk may prove successful in time.December 15, 2000 at 12:09 pm in reply to: Is there such a thing as an Irish National style? #715398
You may say your Irish but what exactly does that mean? (and how does all this relate to architecture?)December 15, 2000 at 12:04 pm in reply to: Henrietta Street #712668
Where would one go to see the above study? I’m a new tenant on Henrietta St. so have an interest in it’s future.December 13, 2000 at 3:08 pm in reply to: Is there such a thing as an Irish National style? #715391
Given that the concept of a nation is meaningless in this day and age, a national style is equally meaningless. We should be aiming for the best quality style in our environment, built or otherwise.December 11, 2000 at 2:13 pm in reply to: SHAG on the Millenium Bridge! #715278
It’s been there for at least two weeks, I suspect it’s some kind of advertisement.December 4, 2000 at 1:40 pm in reply to: O’Connell Street Monument #715350
I think it’s great and the sooner they build it the better.
For the cynics out there – look on the bright side. A giant metal spike will symbolise the way our city has been shafted over the years.