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Pile of shite if this is the finished job – why not have polished granite and be done with it, major disapointment/cop out.
No Jaipur is closing or could even be closed at this stage to allow work to start on this
So long as architects are actually prepared to live in it!
Goldfinger did live on the top floor of the Trellick Tower!
Take a look at this development from Blackrock Dart Station or Dun Laoghaire pier – huge fucking monolithic slab on the horizon – like the density but the design is cock
what would’ve been the point of the expensive port tunnel? would it take on a new role? maybe become another clogged up artirial route into the city for private cars?
fast access to the new docklands perhaps ratther than sitting in traffic in whitehall? Think it may be less clogged than Drumcondra give there is only one point of access/egress
As someone whio works out here in bandit country, most people around weren’t aware that Starbucks had opened in the old PO such is the sensitivity of the transformation. Think they did a good job on it so credit where it’s due.
And if not Starbucks then who?
I seem to remember hearing that the Four Courts will be restored when the new courts complex at Parkgate Street is complete and the heavy duty criminal cases are moved there. The Four courts will then be restored for use in more ‘civil’ cases and all the scanners and security stuff can be removed as they were only there for the heavy duty cases – thus the front door can be reopened then
Well what did you expect – cottages? We need height and density
well if they get away with this shite you should just build whatever you want and say it’s temporary (“yes the extra two stories at the top are temporary structures” judge, “as per the JCDecaux case”)
Passed there the other day, no real movement on the tower as yet – the retail element is flying up though (probably as they have signed up tenants already) and the residential nature of the tower means there is no point in building until the market correction (ahem) is complete.
Huge banner of Gay Byrne “the first mayor of point village” – whatever they are on this week I don’t know?!?!
Ah – but does anyone remember the plan to replace the ballast office with a mirror image pf O’Connell Bridge House…
Agreed this replica is mediocre
Makes me want an Ice cream! Or get my hair cut….
Or maybe a pintDecember 4, 2007 at 11:02 am in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749717
Them and their top-hats and mutton chop sideburns 🙂December 3, 2007 at 3:34 pm in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749715
I too get off at Blackrock – curse those victorians for not designing with the 21st century commuter in mind (the minor irratant of the queue is nothing compared to when the trains fail/some tit crashes into a level crossing)
But I assume (hope) that pedestrian flows will be taken into account when designing the metro stationsDecember 3, 2007 at 2:23 pm in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749713
I get the Dart every day and it isn’t the built environment of the station that affects users but rather whether the train works or not.
Ask the person who is using the Dart or the Luas and they’ll be more concerned about the quality of service the same will apply to the Metro. If it was proposed to spend â‚¬1.125 billion on a metro station (same as St Pancras)I would question the sanity of those involved.
In terms of design I’d like to see something which is well laid out for making the metro experience quick, comfortable and safe. All this talk of ‘Grand Central’ is rubbish (never trust a minister – they don’t think before the mouth is engaged). Keep it simple and you can have beauty in function.
And ignore those fucking renders – jesus you’d think it was set in stone at this stageNovember 29, 2007 at 1:34 pm in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749695
As with any surface – properly maintained Concrete can look great
Attached are some images from the jubilee line extn including Fosters Canary Wharf which has a bare concrete finish, Canning town stn with a bare concrete finish and even heathrow central which also has a bare finish. They all look fine to me.
IMO White (or any colour) tiles would look hideously dated at this stage.
Again: the renders, I dont believe they will look like that at all and are for representative purposes only and there is a lot of huffing and puffing going on about nothing here. Doesn’t anyone remember the Luas renderings and how bad they looked
And any time that I’ve been in London, Berlin, Paris or Barcelona I haven’t thought – ugh the underground stations are dirty or dated etc I’ll never come back to this city again. It’s all down to maintenance of the station, a security presence (which I’m sure they will have – top prevent ‘boardwalkism’) and the service of the trains themselves.November 28, 2007 at 4:49 pm in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749684
If those are supposed to be representations of what the stations will look like, then that’s exactly what I would expect.
I dont think those were accurate representations of the metro train – unless we are getting Romania c1950 coaches.
I don’t have particular faith in those rendersNovember 28, 2007 at 3:21 pm in reply to: Dublin Airport Metro to have unconnected terminus? #749677
What were you expecting from the Institute of Engineers – pretty pictures?
It hardly travels through densly populated areas – the back end of Cabra – Prospect cemetary, etc.
If they were to increase densities along the track then it would warrent a full reopening however at the moment this argument is spurious. You could still run trains through to Specer Dock if this was the next stop.