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Thanks a lot, should be a nice addition to Cork
Does anybody have images of the new building on Elgin St or even who the architects were so I can look on their website ? Thanks in advance …
You’re right, if you think things are bad in Dublin have a look at Milan – I’ve never seen so much graffiti in my life !
Dublin is getting worse though, it seems no street furniture is safe. Those wanabe M&M’s think its art but really it’s vandelism …
The original proposal included dark tinted glass, hence the “portals of darkness” or whatever quote. The developers realised that dark tinted glass was very 1980’s and copped on that if they didn’t put in clear glass, the scheme wouldn’t take off.
All this new streetscape development in Ireland is going to waste – we can build them but can’t maintain them ! The only exception is the Boardwalk, which generally speaking is clean and tidy.
Yeh, what and where is the new Indo building ??????
aspillj – I think you’re well off the boil on this one !
Remember the Special Olympics opening ceremony at Croke Park ??? did that not make you proud to be an Irish person living abroad like it did with me ? if it didn’t ……..
Anybody who saw that, including my foriegn friends, were amazed about Croke Park. They thought it was massive. The open end gave a perfect backdrop to the stage.
Twickenham is another (no where near as good) horse shoe shaped stadium like Croke Park.
Thanks for that Phil – I was getting my streets mixed up !
Has construction work definately started then ?
Is this the new building proposed for the Iceland shop on Patrick St ????????????
How about roof gardens / roof playgrounds on these buildings. Surely that would reduce the amount of noise etc. There’s a school opposite DIT Bolton St with a roof top playground.
Well said ew. One incident, albeit serious, on Eden key in the last week or so doesn’t mean there has been a “spate” of these types of things.
Dublin, day or night, is not as dangerous as we all like to think/believe it is. If we all believed the hype, nobody would leave their homes and the city would die on its feet.
WOW talk about pessimism !
Things are not that bad. There have been loads of public projects over the last few years that have been on target ie. re-paving of St. Stephen’s Green, cleaning and lighting of BoI College Green, re-paving of Henry St, the Campshires, the millenium bridge etc, etc, etc,
OK we do have problems with getting some of the bigger projects going but let’s not beat ourselves up about it. It’s a hell of a lot better than it used to be and we will get better.
I agree Grafton Street needs some new paving. Eventhough the current cobble lock was only laid in 1987, it looks a bit Victorian and tacky etc. The leaking bins are also a sight for sore eye’s.
Large granite blocks like the ones outside Trinity on College Green would look brilliant.
You should have a look at a newly published book called “The New Housing” . It focuses on new Irish higher density housing schemes in rural, suburban & urban areas throughout Ireland but mainly in Dublin. It’s an excellent book with lots of good photographs of these schemes along with the statistical breakdown of how many units there are per acre etc, etc.
The only place I know you can buy it in is the RIAI on Merrion Sq.
Wow, Wow, Wow, lets stop beating ourselves up here. Yes I have to agree, things are not perfect. For example I was back home last weekend and I thought the litter problem was even worse than I thought it was last time I was home.
However we are making strides, Dublin has become a far more pleasing city to visit than it was 10 years ago. If we keep beating ourselves up about how bad things are we’ll get nowhere. We must look at the positives and build upon them.
It’s a typical Irish reaction to assume that we’re the worst at everything – we’re not !
I’m not saying we’re perfect but we’re getting better all the time. If your living away from home like I am you’ll know what i’m talking about.
I quite like the look of the new signs. They look like others i’ve see in Paris and Barcelona.
Very slick indeed.
I have to agree with you, they may take time but at least we get there in the end.January 16, 2002 at 9:30 am in reply to: New tallest building in Dublin to form part of Hammond Lane development (2) #717870
I was’nt talking about Dun Laoighre, I meant the Hammond Lane site in the Docklands.This is the site Dunloe Ewart are developing.January 15, 2002 at 2:59 pm in reply to: New tallest building in Dublin to form part of Hammond Lane development (2) #717868
I went down to the site just after the new year and I see that site clearance works have almost been completed. Therefore I presume building work is about to start. Does anybody know if the scheme has been altered in any way from the original design ?
Whats exactly is going on in that corner Rory ?
Could’nt agree more, I passed by it recently and I thought the condition of the front courtyard was a disgrace especially for a government body such as the Gardai. This surly must be a great opportunity for the OPW architects to do their magic !!