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U2 to demolish protected structures

alonso

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U2 have finally found what they're looking for -- planning permission for a €150m revamp of the Clarence Hotel.

The rock supergroup have been given the green light by Dublin City Council to go ahead with controversial plans to turn the landmark property in Temple Bar into what Bono claims will be "the most spectacular hotel in Europe". His friend, former US President Bill Clinton, stayed at the hotel last night.

But conservationists and environmentalists have expressed outrage at the decision to allow Bono and The Edge to demolish four neighbouring listed buildings and erect a spaceship-style atrium on top.


http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 22485.html

http://www.archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?t=6427

It's a horrendous proposal, and is likely to be refused on appeal.
 


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alonso said:
U2 have finally found what they're looking for -- planning permission for a €150m revamp of the Clarence Hotel.

The rock supergroup have been given the green light by Dublin City Council to go ahead with controversial plans to turn the landmark property in Temple Bar into what Bono claims will be "the most spectacular hotel in Europe". His friend, former US President Bill Clinton, stayed at the hotel last night.

But conservationists and environmentalists have expressed outrage at the decision to allow Bono and The Edge to demolish four neighbouring listed buildings and erect a spaceship-style atrium on top.


http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 22485.html

http://www.archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?t=6427

It's a horrendous proposal, and is likely to be refused on appeal.
Would it not be possible to revamp the existing structures to at least maintain the facade along the riverfront?
 

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"Would it not be possible to revamp the existing structures to at least maintain the facade along the riverfront?"

My understanding was that the Georgian facades would still be retained

I'm still opposed to it anyway. I mean for the love of god, U2 will have their other Norman Foster inspired skyscraper, the U2 Tower, further down the keys. Surely that's sufficient to satisfy their egos?

One of the articles states that the adjoining Georgian buildings are in a bad state of affairs. Well if there left to rot, what other result can you expect!!!!!

What is with the obsession with Norman Foster?!!! I know he has designed some beautiful buildings, but is he to be all and end all of architecture. Christ, chic artistes are so fukcing painful!
 

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The riverfront facade is being retained and added to. The protected structures for the chop are on Essex. St. - not sure if even the facades are being retained. It's being appealed as an "illegal" development. The Planning Act states "exceptional reasons" must exist for protected structures to be demolished. There are clearly no such reasons in this instance.

Foster can be great, and is obviously good mates with U2. The Docklands proposal will go to court, as the tendering process was a mess. People call him a "Star-chitect" along with Calatrava, Gehry etc. or Nark-itect, as I prefer it.
 

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Its a pity someone couldnt demolish Bono whilst their at it.

Twat.
 

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The OD said:
Its a pity someone couldnt demolish Bono whilst their at it.

Twat.
I agree.
Bono should be thrown down a well and forgotten. I can just imagine him at the bottom pleading for a rope in a fake american accent. :)
 

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The OD said:
Its a pity someone couldnt demolish Bono whilst their at it.

Twat.
And the rest of them.
 

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ah sure ya can't expect this thread to remain on topic can ya?
There's been at least 14 other Bono bashing threads in the last 5 minutes. This one is about a development in Temple Bar. :)
 

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Champa said:
The OD said:
Its a pity someone couldnt demolish Bono whilst their at it.

Twat.
I agree.
Bono should be thrown down a well and forgotten. I can just imagine him at the bottom pleading for a rope in a fake american accent. :)
Him, Gerry Ryan, Ryan Tubridy and that twat off TV3 that does the weather. We could drop fire ant or something down there whilst we're at it. Actually, scrap Gerry Ryan - the other three could survive indefinitely on the rubbery flesh of his outsized neck.
 

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"Him, Gerry Ryan, Ryan Tubridy and that twat off TV3 that does the weather. We could drop fire ant or something down there whilst we're at it. Actually, scrap Gerry Ryan - the other three could survive indefinitely on the rubbery flesh of his outsized neck."

You paint a pretty picture. You are leaving out Twink, Linda Martin and Matt Cooper though.
 

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The building is a perfect tribute to U", loud, bombastic and out of date. It's the ugliest thing I've seen in a long time, and given that it's adjacent to one of Dublin's prettiest buildings (Sunlight House) it must be stopped.
 

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Bono is one absolute gobhite... since he doesn't feel the need to actually pay tax in Ireland he can fook away off somewhere else and build a big stupid looking hotel.
 

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Ireland2007 said:
Bono is one absolute gobhite... since he doesn't feel the need to actually pay tax in Ireland he can fook away off somewhere else and build a big stupid looking hotel.
the people who build our motorways don't pay tax here either. Stick to the topic. btw they already own the hotel in question.
 

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I'd like the design, if it just wasn't there.
 

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Keith-M said:
The building is a perfect tribute to U2, loud, bombastic and out of date. It's the ugliest thing I've seen in a long time, and given that it's adjacent to one of Dublin's prettiest buildings (Sunlight House) it must be stopped.
 

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An absolute monstrosity that is totally out of sync with its surroundings.
Is that a fvckin flying saucer on the roof??? :roll:
 

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Keith-M said:
The building is a perfect tribute to U", loud, bombastic and out of date. It's the ugliest thing I've seen in a long time, and given that it's adjacent to one of Dublin's prettiest buildings (Sunlight House) it must be stopped.
Keith, we may not also agree on everything, but that post is so accurate as to be scary!

Best description of U2 in a long time. I used to like them until the Zooropa album and then it all went awry.....
 

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90 threads with "U2" in the title.

Good idea for fleecing tourists. Like the Beatles thing in Liverpool...

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/u2-museum-plans-enter-an-advanced-stage

Plans for a U2 museum on the site of the band’s recording studio in Dublin’s docklands are at an advanced stage, with a planning application set to be lodged in the coming days.

Despite the fact that – along with Guinness, St Patrick, Oscar Wilde and, possibly, Michael Flatley’s feet – U2 are Ireland’s most famous export, there are no public spaces celebrating the band’s achievements on the world stage.
 


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