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    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    Details on extra time.ie
    https://www.extratime.com/amp/articl...s-kelly-stand/

    Des Kelly roof to be taken down and Connaught street stand to be removed next, pending some demolition permission from council.
    The part that jumps out in that article is 'they have begun work on the preliminary design stage' and that the consultation process has yet to happen. Even if there isnt any objections (is there a GAA club in the area that will covet a slice of the pie...) that would suggest that finalising plans and goring through the planning application et al, it will be 12-18 months before the actual development build starts. If that takes 6-8 months depending on the type of construction used , we are still a good bit away. Makes taking cover from a spectator area still a bit premature i think when there are so many other areas to work on - unless the 900k grant was partly for this and needed to be used.

    The upside is that nothing is set in stone on capacity or design and the can be tweaked eg to allow for future expansion.

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    Are they selling any signage or seats from the DK Stand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    The part that jumps out in that article is 'they have begun work on the preliminary design stage' and that the consultation process has yet to happen. Even if there isnt any objections (is there a GAA club in the area that will covet a slice of the pie...) that would suggest that finalising plans and goring through the planning application et al, it will be 12-18 months before the actual development build starts. If that takes 6-8 months depending on the type of construction used , we are still a good bit away. Makes taking cover from a spectator area still a bit premature i think when there are so many other areas to work on - unless the 900k grant was partly for this and needed to be used.

    The upside is that nothing is set in stone on capacity or design and the can be tweaked eg to allow for future expansion.
    On a positive note we will be able to give out about the lack of cover for away fans in dalymount from now on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket View Post
    Are they selling any signage or seats from the DK Stand?
    Seats are staying I think, presume someone from Bohs could correct me on this, but it's just the roof of the stand they took away, mostly because it became a bit of a death trap..

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    Yep, just the roof take away. Next stage is connaught side been demolished. Basically just make the ground less of an insurance risk

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    Having been in the Des Kelly in the last couple of years, that structure served no real purpose bar a bit of cover. Taking it down reduces the risk as it looked unstable in places (bit like the shed in FP &#128512

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    Thanks for that. I'd like to buy a couple of turnstiles, crush barriers, seats, etc. from different grounds for the ultimate man-cave that I have planned!

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    It will be a sad day when the floodlights eventually go. They are only second to the poolbeg towers as an iconic part of the Dublin skyline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    It will be a sad day when the floodlights eventually go. They are only second to the poolbeg towers as an iconic part of the Dublin skyline.
    The poolbeg chimneys being seen as "iconic" only highlights how dismally low our city's skyline actually is. If we had a proper skyline (see what Oslo did with their docks) nobody would give a toss about them and rightly so. They're a pair of disused industrial chimneys from the 1970s. They've no architectural or historical merit. They're not even unique to Dublin. Loads of cities across the west have them, and may have wisely demolished them already

    The Dalyer floodlights are more deserving of protected status than the those chimney stacks.

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    I think what makes them a bit unique is how visible they are from so many places in the city (partly because we don't have a skyline as such)

    They're maybe better known than you think too. I was on a tour to Chernobyl a couple of years back and the tour guide asked us why we were interested in going. I said one factor for me was that my first job was in Poolbeg and so I had some bit of power station knowledge. The tour guide recognised the chimneys when I showed them to him.

    The Dalyer floodlights also aren't unique and many cities have demolished their equivalent already - though I think that's wrong as old-fashioned floodlights are a great landmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    The poolbeg chimneys being seen as "iconic" only highlights how dismally low our city's skyline actually is. If we had a proper skyline (see what Oslo did with their docks) nobody would give a toss about them and rightly so. They're a pair of disused industrial chimneys from the 1970s. They've no architectural or historical merit. They're not even unique to Dublin. Loads of cities across the west have them, and may have wisely demolished them already

    The Dalyer floodlights are more deserving of protected status than the those chimney stacks.
    Yeah - the low-rise nature of Dublin is weird for a city its size, and will have to change to tackle both climate change and the lack of housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Yeah - the low-rise nature of Dublin is weird for a city its size, and will have to change to tackle both climate change and the lack of housing.
    Unfortunately most of the land in Dublin is underutilized with 1-2 storey buildings stretching out as far as Wicklow Kildare and Meath. Hopefully any remaining sites can be put to better use with tall, dense buildings to ease the crisis.

    Anyway I've dragged this thread well off topic, so I'll wrap it up now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Yeah - the low-rise nature of Dublin is weird for a city its size, and will have to change to tackle both climate change and the lack of housing.
    It is unique, in a good way. Joyce and Becket would still easily find their way around between the canals.
    Tall buildings out in City West, Adamstown with rail into the city would make sense, maybe Blanchardstown. Anyway, leave the tall buildings to Cork, satisfies their edifice complex.

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