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Thanks for that one trace. I`m living abroad right now and I will not be able to get hold of a copy, which I would really like to see. I would really appreciate if you could tell me if I could get this article on the web somewhere, Thanks.
I think I know the building you are talking about Paul, is it on the former Duffey Bros. site. If it is does this mean that the new development there has begun ?
What a pity.
Fair point Rory but I still think CIE should (if they have the resources) spend more money on cleaning.
I doubt if they will keep it clean, look what has happened to the new Connelly Street station, its always filthy.
Have you seen the plans MG. If you have what are they like?
Could someone please post a photo of the building for us ex-pats.
I have to agree Dublin does have a rather boring skyline. Did anybody see Top of The Pops with U2 playing their new song on top of the Clarence? The only building that caught the eye was the Central Bank, what does that say about our skyline????
What the DDDA have done on the IFSC extension with its uniform roof heights does not help Dublins boring skyline either, lets hope they don`t do the same on the Gas Works site.
In response to JK I wish he would step into the 21st century and wake up to what good architecture is all about. This development will liven up a city which otherwise has a bland skyline. Look at Munich for example where blocks of five and six storey bildings are broken up by well designed taller buildings of 10-20 storeys this makes for a very exciting mix.
Yes I have to agree, If the locals had their way down there in Smithfield we would have more of the same Vera Duckworth style housing. So I hope for everybodys sake the locals don`t get their way on this one.
I could`nt agree more the DART stations are generally filthy. One of the newest ones at Clontarf is particularily bad, the smell of urine and the sight of so much litter makes my blood boil and my stomach sick. Whats the point in building new stations on the DART , LUAS or METRO when we all know that they will not be kept clean.
MG is this only a proposal or is it going ahead, and if it is could you please tell me when the work is due to begin.
Is this the same building proposed for the Hammond Lane scrapyard ? If it is`nt could anybody tell me where the exact site is please.
The shelters look great from the photo but I think they will be a waste of money if they are not kept clean like most of the bus shelters in Dublin. Look at the bus shelter outside the DART station in Dun Laoighre, over a year ago somebody wrote on the glass in a marsbar or a snickers,(I don`t know which)”Tallagh Rules” and yet a year on it still has`nt been cleaned.
It`s these little things that are so annoying.
I hope the monument does get built. I believe the contrast between a modern structure like the spike and the classical features of buildings such as the GPO and Clearys` will only liven up the street. On the hight issue, I feel that at present O`Connell street is very boring with its uniform parapet hights, the monument will contrast this and be like a breath of fresh air.
I`ve noticed that this boring uniform parepet height has been copied in the IFSC extension I hope this boring model is not copied in the rest of the docklands.
I heard somewhere that the OPW were considering refurbishing this eye-sore. Is this true and if it is could anybody tell me what the planned works involve and when the project is due to begin.
I am currently working in England and I have to say that English people are no better than the Irish when it comes to littering its just that their local authorities are better at picking it up
than ours are.
Hopefully the relevant authorities in Ireland and especially in Dublin will see fit to put more resources (and by resources I mean individual workers picking litter and not those less than satisfactory green hoover things)into the cronic litter problem that we face
I think that many other buildings not just our public ones suffer from this lack of caring. I believe that Dublins litter problem should be ranked alongside traffic congestion and drug abuse as the major issues that need to be tackled if we are to become one of Europes` premier cities.