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ESB offices Fitzwilliam Street Dublin 2

The offices of the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) were built in the 1960s on the site of demolished Georgian houses on Fitzwilliam Street, next to Merrion Square.


The ESB offices are controversial because they are on the site of demolished Georgian houses which formed part of the longest terrace of Georgian houses in any city. The terrace ran from Merrion Square North to Leeson Street, interrupted only by streets. In defence of the architects of the ESB offices, it could be said that at least the building attempted to keep to the scale and colour scheme of the neighbouring houses. I would prefer to have the original Georgian houses back again. It was hugely destructive to put a modern building in this location.

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ESB offices Fitzwilliam Street Dublin 2

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Fuji Finepix S3

Dublin modern architecture, Dublin architecture, images Dublin 20th century architecture

Date created:
2007-06-07

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