I am a little shocked to be reading these posts to be honest. I’ve been checking Archiseek once or twice a week now ever since I started college a few years back (it’s somewhat addictive!) and having read thread, after thread, after thread, you get an idea of who knows what, and peoples general opinion on things and i’m a bit miffed at this one.
I would have been certain that the opportunity to correct what I thought was one of the numerous bad planning decisions of the 60’s would have been jumped upon by most, but everyone seems to be fairly hesistant about the idea of putting back what was originally there. (Well to tell the honest truth, i’d prefer Gunter’s suggestion but I think the only way that would happen is if every single one of us took The Big Switch!)
Anyway there has to be something I’m missing here because I would love to see it returned to its former glory and on top of that, I wouldn’t view it as a step back achitecturally either due its sensitive surroundings. You could look at it in the same context as the restoration of a building, except the building in this case is all of Lower Fitzwilliam Street and not just the ESB building.