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    Default What will we do with the Central Bank?

    The central bank will most likely be moving to the Anglo Building in the Docklands. The question is what to do with the current building. Docomomo are launching a competition for ideas for what to do with the facility:

    Docomomo Ireland to launch ideas competition for iconic Central Bank - Archiseek.com

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    Move the Chester Beatty Library collection in to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roll_On View Post
    The central bank will most likely be moving to the Anglo Building in the Docklands. The question is what to do with the current building. Docomomo are launching a competition for ideas for what to do with the facility:

    Docomomo Ireland to launch ideas competition for iconic Central Bank - Archiseek.com
    turn it into a museum to remember the atrocities committed by the financial services industries in Ireland.

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    I was going to suggest a conversion into luxury apartments for the fiercely competitive rental market in Dublin. It's location would ensure it'd be full in a matter of hours and if there's ,say 50 units, average €1300 each per month that's 780,000 income per anum for the state plus deposits would put it at €845,000.

    You'd probably get more for it if it was rented out as commercial office space, assuming you found a willing tenant. As an office building it might be a bit dated though in terms of services.

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    Should rehouse on different floors, various new business startups (easy access to services etc), a gallery for young up and coming artists and sculptors, a new writers den, a showcase area for new film and drama talent.

    The base for a new Ireland, showing all the great creativity out there that can get no funding because of a waste of money and no forward thinking ethos.

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    PUTthe shower of bankers who roobed the country in to it and blow it up.

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    Make it a public space for galleries , exhibitions, meeting places. music etc. and move the cramped ILAC library into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sic transit View Post
    Make it a public space for galleries , exhibitions, meeting places. music etc. and move the cramped ILAC library into it.
    Not a bad idea, exhibition space in Dublin is rediculously hard to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sic transit View Post
    Make it a public space for galleries , exhibitions, meeting places. music etc. and move the cramped ILAC library into it.
    I think that's a great idea, but considering the state has to foot the bill for finishing the anglo building, surely they should be looking to recover some money through rent in the Central Bank building. We are after all bankrupt, any opportunity to get a few €€€ into the coffers should be welcomed, along with massive cuts to TD's pay and pensions, councilors pay and pensions and general public sector pay and pensions, of course.

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    One thing is for certain - this 'complex' decision of what to do with the building will probably justify the setting up of another costly Quango and those preferred citizens with their 'Speedy Boarding' tickets will be rewarded with another salary.

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