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  • in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731106
    Rory W
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    I think it’s more a case of look how many buses Dublin Bus has funnelled through one street. They should be reminded there is more than one bridge crossing the liffey

    in reply to: Point Village #760995
    Rory W
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    The o2 is Pointless

    Sound of coats being got

    in reply to: Point Village #760990
    Rory W
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    What’s the deal with calling it a ‘roman amphitheatre’ in that clip – its just an amphitheatre, this ain’t rome and the ancient romans certainly would have made a better fist of the exterior

    in reply to: Metro R.I.P. #736884
    Rory W
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    Why this is a daft idea – I’d prefer to see a seperate port tunnel (with a southside version as well) – which could also be used to service a new dockside area if Dublin Port moves and an underground system which serves the city centre, populated areas and transport interchanges rather than retrofitting a tram system to a car tunnel which is disconnected from populated areas.

    in reply to: Metro R.I.P. #736880
    Rory W
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    Ok well you could run it up the central margin of the M1 all the way to the airport, but you are talking about reducing the port tunnel down to one lane each way which is a daft idea

    in reply to: Metro R.I.P. #736851
    Rory W
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    Both McDonald and Michael O’Leary (who was such a twat on the last word I had to switch it off) totally overlook the fact that the metro doesn’t only run from the green to the airport, indeed I reckon people travelling from Drumcondra to the city centre may use it. People from Swords may use it (and those bits of Malahide that are actually in Swords (Malahide 6W??) – yes Malahide has Dart but that wont beat 25 Mins to the Green) as cgcsb has pointed out as well as people in DCU and Ballymun.

    Also some of the workers in the airport?
    And the proposed Airport City business area?

    Sorry Frank, have admired your work from the Destruction of Dublin onwards but on this one I have to disagree.

    We need both the interconnector and Metro North to make things even start to work for Public Transport in Dublin

    in reply to: Metro R.I.P. #736843
    Rory W
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    Look T21 is fully costed and funded at this stage, it will happen! The media (esp the Daily Mail) love bad news and let’s face it anyone can have a source! Roll on the metro

    in reply to: Metro R.I.P. #736830
    Rory W
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    The Daily (hate) Mail is a loathsome rag for rightwing little englanders and I wouldn’t believe a word they print even if they had a picture of a transport 21 memo with metro axed written on it. The sooner they fuck-off back to england the better – don’t forget bad news sells (bad) papers

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731076
    Rory W
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    From today’s Indo

    ‘Sky Park’ project falls back to earth

    By Breda Heffernan

    Wednesday June 25 2008

    AMBITIOUS plans for the €1.2bn ‘Sky Park’ redevelopment of a cinema-site have been hit by a delay of up to eight months, after the local authority said it needs a raft of additional information.

    Dublin City Council have highlighted concerns about traffic management, parking and the movement of fleets of construction trucks, before it can decide whether or not to grant planning permission.

    It also sought assurances that facades facing from the Carlton Cinema site onto O’Connell Street are sympathetic and have “classic proportions”.

    Parts of the 5.5 acre site, bound by O’Connell Street, Parnell Street, Moore Street and Henry Street, have been lying empty for almost three decades, while the cinema closed 14 years ago.

    The plans include 110 retail units, including an anchor retailer on O’Connell Street, 108 apartments, office space, three new public squares and a roof-top restaurant quarter.

    The development also includes a centrepiece “Park in the Sky”, which will stand 50m above the city streets.

    Planning officials have requested further details on this part of the project.

    The council has allowed the developer up to six months to provide the extra information. It could then take planning officials anything up to two months to plough through the details.

    in reply to: D’Olier & Westmoreland St. #713973
    Rory W
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    who’s going in the old man u shop jdivision?

    in reply to: Lansdowne Road Stadium #726071
    Rory W
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    @lostexpectation wrote:

    i thought one end was much lower then another the pics doesn’t make it look so.

    look at the interior shots of the Havelock square end – one tier only

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731045
    Rory W
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    thank god that’s open, otherwise people would have had to cross the street to use the spar on the other side

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #731003
    Rory W
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    Slightly revisiting an old topic here but a hording has just gone up on the Ulster Bank on Lower O’Connell Street – anyone know what’s going on? Will they be opening up that ‘defensive’ shopfront?

    Rory W
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    @Peter FitzPatrick wrote:

    Can’t see this doing much for the public realm in college green, i’d sooner walk along side private cars than a queue of double decker busses. Anyone here kenny this morning ? he suggested that it would, in the context of this plan, now make ‘perfect sense’ to run luas straight down grafton street, the most direct route … ah yes & destroy the public realm there too, its awkward enough dodging securicor & the green machines without adding a 40m semi silent juggernaut to the list.

    There goes Kenny trying to grab land again…

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730940
    Rory W
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    Carlton Cinema interior was changed in the 60/70s to make it a 4 screen, nothing really worth preserving as all the good stuff was ripped out then

    in reply to: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks #743245
    Rory W
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    Johnglas and BostonorBerlin – glad you’re able to have a laugh at the rest of us. No-one expects that the renders will be 100% accurate, there is however a real sense of disappointment at the way this building has turned out as it is miles from the intended design. Starchitect or not the original design was exciting (and if you did have a preminition on how it would turn out why didn’t you say so before now – isn’t hindsite wonderful) and the finished product is dire – there’s no need to piss in everyone else’s cornflakes

    in reply to: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks #743239
    Rory W
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    Went down there today for a look, yes it is as bad in the flesh. It looks so dated – this 80s revival thing has gone too far!

    On a brighter note they’re fairly motoring away on the theatre building – hope this isn’t bastardised like the hotel

    in reply to: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks #743233
    Rory W
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    Dreadful – I can’t get over how disappointing this is. Aside from the upper storeys having 80s travelodge architecture the ground floor looks like it has bits of mfi kitchen units glued to it. Instead of looking like its hewn from stone with a dramatic entrance floor this looks like it was hewn from lego. I know I should wait and see how it turns out and the stone weathers, but I think I’d sooner stay in the office block with the couloured lights than this crud

    in reply to: libeskind / Manuel Aires Mateus on the docks #743226
    Rory W
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    God that close up looks worse – glorifed travel-lodge architecture

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730822
    Rory W
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    @GregF wrote:

    This new scheme looks cool. It should be given the go ahead. It would definitely lift the lifeless air of this part of the street. With the newly proposed massive Arnott’s scheme going ahead as well, this whole quarter will be a brilliant addition to the city. No half measures, redevelop the whole lot as planned. The roof garden concept is a great feature. If this isn’t given the green light, we will probably get another rather bland featureless scheme, after many more years of idleness.

    At least if it gets the go ahead it will gives us sometheing to talk about here…. 🙂
    It’s been so quite lately.

    Wouldn’t it be rather windy up on this roof garden??? Can the cable cars meet with Suas? Isn’t this a bit silly

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