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  • in reply to: Grafton Street, Dublin #926619
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    Dreadful

    in reply to: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians #746666
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    Seeing those pics of Dublin from the 80s makes me think how much better College green would look without the trees in it. Perhaps it’s just me but didn’t a dirty sooty TCD look a little bit more distinguished…

    in reply to: Shopfront race to the bottom #776283
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    As DCC rely on commercial rates they’re not going to rock the boat on anything. One person could do this job (enforcement) if the will was there, but it’s not.

    in reply to: Dublin 1660-1860 #718286
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    RIP Maurice Craig, read 1660-1860 followed by Destruction of Dublin during a childhood illness – cue angry 11 year old ranting to kids about the destruction of Georgian Dublin whilst contemporaries talked about Wham and Culture Club. Ah…difficult childhood memories

    in reply to: Zap the childrens shop – High Street #715822
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    So do we know what we’re getting here or is it just an extension to the windswept ‘streetscape’ of High Street

    in reply to: ESB Headquarters Fitzwilliam Street #775503
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    Jesus Parnell street comes to Fitzwillam St

    in reply to: New Dublin Outer Ring Road #750783
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    Though when I hear how great the M8 route is (and I was on it at the weekend) I just think Cork – Dublin 2.5hrs and no motorway services – genius

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731497
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    @Smithfield Resi wrote:


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    Is that an image of the ‘dapper gent’ on the banner, or has Joyce come back for a ‘diddley eye’ pint at Gogarties?

    in reply to: Lansdowne Road Stadium #726207
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    @murfee wrote:

    Would like to simply see the word IRELAND spelt out in the seat design. Would be nice if Orange could feature also but suspect that in deference to the rugby guys it will be a simple green & white

    But the rugby guys are the only ones who actually have an ‘orange’ presence in the flag sense

    Rory W
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    That’s a more than a little harsh – tactile paving could be implemented but the job could be done more sympathetically is the basic point here.

    I hope you never suffer from a disability when there are people as sypathetic as you around

    in reply to: Lansdowne Road Stadium #726144
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    I hate the Abbotstown question – its over get used to it.

    The simple question is can you walk to Abbotstown from the city centre?

    The answer is no

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    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731418
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    I’ve vague recollections of the ground floor of this before it was converted to KFC (which preceeded Supermacs in this building) and the ground floor was very similar to the Elverys pic and hadn’t had its windows ripped out at that stage.

    It was the public office for the Irish Press Group if I recall rightly and in the area of the windows above the main pane (in the leaded area) there were small panels of different coloured glass.

    But all this was ripped out and replaced with the upvc when the Colonel came to town…

    in reply to: Smithfield, Dublin #712460
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    I think one of the biggest issues is that the redevelopment of the plaza area is unfinished – the liffey end of the plaza was left untouched until the luas line was completed and then… nothing. The whole thing is a lopsided mess and the derelict space left over after the luas was put through makes the whole thing a failure.

    Of course the main question must be (outside of the Lighthouse, Cobblestone or Dice Bar) why would I want to leave the CBD? Where’s the draw elements etc

    in reply to: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians #746459
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    Sill taking the medication missarchi?

    in reply to: Convention centre #713768
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    @spoil_sport wrote:

    This is how the Chineese did it (not holding this up as a brilliant example by any stretch, but certinally better than our lump)
    http://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/project.cfm?id=184

    “Feck sake lads it’s a convention centre, it’s supposed to be a box to hold conventions”

    Yes it is a convention centre, but it is also one of the most prominant additions to the quays since, well the four courts, surley that is a reason in itself to consider its worth as more than just fulfilling its function, so yes another customs house would be nice (by which of course I mean in a modern idiom, handeled with the same competance and skill)

    Convention centre is just a name, its a place of assembly, which puts it in a far broader category of reference, hell even Liebeskind’s thing is better, another quick sacan of the “world building directory” gives us this:
    http://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/project.cfm?id=1020

    Again not necessarily my cup of tea, and conext is somewhat different, but at least it exhibits some reasonable skill in execution.

    Yes but in reality we are in the realm of where STW buildings are considered edgy – it’s not ideal, but it’s not as bad as it could have been. It’s a functional box and it is of it’s time – at least after 20 years of tooling around we’re getting the convention centre

    in reply to: Convention centre #713765
    Rory W
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    Feck sake lads it’s a convention centre, it’s supposed to be a box to hold conventions and compared to the likes of the NEC in Birmingham or the Excel centre (as seen in G20) in London this is a pleasure.

    Really what were you expecting, another Customs House?

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731328
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    Call me old fashioned but I think using it as a post office is a fitting use of the building

    (It amazes me the amount of people who want the Dail in Parliament buildings College Green, Leinster House to return to Museum/Cultural use but seem to think the GPO is fine to become a theatre – IMO the abbey should be relocated to part of the Carlton site as part of a wider mixed use scheme of shops, cultural, apartment and metro station )

    in reply to: New street and redevelopment for Dublin ? #764676
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    But of course

    in reply to: New street and redevelopment for Dublin ? #764674
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    Just looks like they are using the height of the Jervis car park as reference for the ten storey treatment, so I don’t blame them for trying. I’m glad to see this hole in Abbey Street being plugged (although the sheds on Liffey Street definitely need redevelopment now) – what height is the proposed bus interchange opposite this site?

    (Convenient that film house went on fire there isn’t it)

    in reply to: Talbot Street, Dublin #736285
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    Jesus what a shocker – rightly refused imo

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