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“Oriental enclave”. For the love of all that’s holy what kind of report uses a word, “Oriential”, that is regarded as the symbol of a patronizing and exoticizing attitude to Asians to suggest making an “enclave” to “showcase Asian architecture and design and serve as a restaurant and shopping emporium”!
This is the DART line from the top floor of the Biosciences Bldg, it has a pleasingly urban area, well edge of urban area look to it:
There is a little box on OCS, a little like the Taxi Driver’s Grotto, but further south and with a line drawing inside. Anyone know what it is, I only pass there when it’s too dark for my phone, so I don’t have a photo, sorry!
This seems to be moving ahead and doing so without anyone noticing much: there is a dispute between, of all people the Dublin Cycling Campaign and the East Wall Residents Association about the precise routing of the cycleway though East Wall and about the plans for a new bridge over the Tolka. Does anyone know where any of this is documented, the s2s site itself is very out of date and the council webpages don’t seem to contain anything so detailed.
It seems odd to me that the East Wall people would object to something that would route people through the neighbourhood and I am surprised the Dublin Cycling Campaign is championing something that for much of it length segregates cyclists from cars.
This story on thestory.ie with due credit given to this thread:
@ctesiphon: of course you were missed, I kind of wandered off when you did.
In the original deal JCD were to remove some of the older signs that had been erected back in the day with no planning permission, did that happen?
I am sure they will claim all the advertizing is a single development in order to pass that threshold.
Part VIII: http://short.ie/dublinbks
The proposed new advertising locations are subject to Part VIII planning applications. The provision of the new bike stations will be constructed by means of exempted development, similar to the schemeâ€™s existing 40 stations.
I love the bikes, I use them once or twice most days to commute and it has made the city center more accessible, I can go places at lunch that would of been too far away before. it would be great to have lots more bikes and more stations, both in the center and in the villages. However, when you read the below look out for this “The council intends to exempt JC Decaux from applying for planning permission for the new advertising structures, a process which had resulted in a refusal by An Bord PleanÃ¡la of one-fifth of the companyâ€™s applications when the scheme was established.” and weep.
Irish Times http://bit.ly/aY3i7v
DUBLIN CITY Council plans to increase the capacity of its dublinbikes scheme to more than 1,000 stands and 550 bicycles.
Advertising firm JC Decaux will be allowed 10 per cent more advertising space in the city to pay for the increase.
The council intends to exempt JC Decaux from applying for planning permission for the new advertising structures, a process which had resulted in a refusal by An Bord PleanÃ¡la of one-fifth of the companyâ€™s applications when the scheme was established.
Executive manager of the councilâ€™s planning department Jim Keogan said there was an â€œurgent needâ€ to increase the capacity of the scheme because of the rapidly growing demand.
â€œThis has been a huge success. Based on European experience it was anticipated that the scheme would have 1,500 members after it has been in operation for one year.
â€œThere are already more than 30,000 subscribers.â€
The council planned to increase the number of stands, where bikes can be picked up and dropped off, from 795 to 1,087, increase the number of bikes from 450 to 550, and introduce four new stations at Smithfield, Eccles Street, Harcourt Terrace and Charlemont Mall.
The expansion of the scheme would cost â‚¬6.6 million which the council said it could not fund from its own resources. â€œWe will reinvest some of the revenue from subscriptions and income from rentals, but we need to increase capacity as soon as possible.â€
The rental scheme, in place since last September, was provided, maintained and operated by JC Decaux with all revenues from subscriptions â€“ at â‚¬10 for a year or â‚¬2 for a three-day ticket â€“ and rental fees going to the council.
In return JC Decaux has the right to advertising space in the city for 15 years.
Cinema planned for roof of SG shopping center!
“The new cinema deal has been under discussion between the Andersons and the owners of the centre for nine months and they are hoping to apply for planning permission by the end of February. Anderson said most of the structure will be built off-site in panels and then assembled on-site, making construction relatively quick, and they hope to open in the middle of next year.
Anderson said they would be using lightweight structures and the existing centre could take the extra capacity, meaning structural supports would not be needed.
He believes the cinema could the first phase in a regeneration of the entire St Stephen’s Green shopping centre by landlords Irish Life and property investor Pierce Maloney, who owns the Bus Stop chain of newsagents.”December 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773383December 27, 2009 at 12:57 am in reply to: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches #773380
With it has gone some fantastic stain glass.
Dublin Cycling Campaign discuss the bridge:
I know, I know: it is hard not to be conflicted, I admit my post above was a troll intended to trick people into googling John Currin at work, but half of me agrees, it is _such_ a street scape, something else, incredible, the photograph you attached attest to it, and the original facades are well documented and photographed. It seems wrong to rebuild these long lost buildings, silly, sentimental, but wrong not to too.
We should rebuild the houses, it isn’t about reproducing whats lost but restoring what has been damaged, the streetscape.
It would be silly to paint an old masters painting, John Currin excepted, but if someone tore a Vermeer, it would be repaired.May 29, 2009 at 11:32 am in reply to: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians #746449
see the green new 10 point plan
We will widen footpaths and plant trees along the Liffey Quays between Heuston and the Custom House. Dubliners and visitors to the city will be able to walk or cycle in comfort and safety beside the River Liffey. Weâ€™ll seek a car-free Sunday once a month so that families can cycle, roller-blade or walk along the Liffey Quays
car free from college green and all of oconnell street
see the hastily added beckett bridge
If only they were in power.
‘they’ partly slid de bridge onto a 2nd barge and sailed it across on a high tide so it straddled the pivot. then…………..with a big hammer and a jemmy and using the outgoing tide and partly by sinking the barges with ballast, it was lowered……..and bob’s your uncle. or your auntie (depending on your orientation………..)
How did they do it?
and G is Mountjoy prison, that’s the gatehouse.