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Thread: Should the Central Bank building on Dame St be kept in public ownership ?

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    Default Should the Central Bank building on Dame St be kept in public ownership ?

    The Central Bank is currently spread across 4 locations in Dublin, and is due to move to the North Wall Quay, having purchased the "to be" Anglo Headquarters

    I've been in the CB a good bit and on the inside it is a fairly ugly building (albeit with amazing views), it is also in need of refurbishment, rewiring etc. The plaza outside is quite large , with some of it fenced off.

    Should it be kept as a public building ?
    Should it be listed ?

    A public competion is to be held for ideas:
    New uses sought for Central Bank site - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 26, 2012
    “The purpose of the competition is to create a body of ideas about how the Central Bank building might approach its next phase of life . . . to re-imagine the building and its immediate surrounding environment in an innovative and exciting way,”
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    To my eyes it's an unremarkable office building.

    Don't particularly care what happens to it.

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    Make it a museum of Ireland. A new age on each floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidoff View Post
    To my eyes it's an unremarkable office building.

    Don't particularly care what happens to it.
    There are few buildings on Dame Street more architecturally impressive.

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    Hideous monstrosity. Dismantle it.
    Eagla agus eaglais: an bhfuil an fhréamh teangeolaíochta céanna acu?

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    To resurrect the decentralisation program, should the Central Bank not be moved to Craggy Island?
    There are some former clerical buildings there that are no longer in use and are readily available.

    Also, Craggy Island has a history of being used as a dump for errant characters with dodgy financial histories.
    "That money was just resting in that account"
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    Good thread. Yes it should be kept in public ownership. But like so many high rise buildings the actual floor space is smaller than people presume. Most state uses would need a much larger floor space.

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    It's a vile, phallic symbol of monetarism and capitalism thrust right into the middle of what should be Dublin's arty bohemian quarter.

    (Frank McDonald never said that.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shqiptar View Post
    It's a vile, phallic symbol of monetarism and capitalism thrust right into the middle of what should be Dublin's arty bohemian quarter.

    (Frank McDonald never said that.)
    But that contrast is part of what makes it so interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titmouse View Post
    But that contrast is part of what makes it so interesting.
    Contrast, eh?

    Can I have a vegetarian anti-patriarchal collective of dope smoking lesbians around the IFSC?
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