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Archive for October, 2000

Independent Newspapers – New Printing Facility At City West (No.10 Oct-00)

The new printing facility for Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited is situated in the Citywest Business Campus just off the N7 dual carriageway. The projected A?40 million project will move the existing Abbey Street city centre printing and dispatch operation to this new purpose built facility. The facility was designed to meet the twin objectives of providing a fully integrated production flow using state-of-the-art machinery, within a building of visual distinction as designed by Robinson Keefe Devane Architects. The building itself measures approximately 73 m x 49 m on plan, on an overall building footprint of approximately 3475 mA?. From a structural and visual point of view, the building can be split into two distinct parts: an 18 m high single-storey fully glazed press hall to the front of the building and the mailroom/offices to the rear.

Independent Newspapers Citywest Printing Facility

Independent Newspapers’ Citywest Printing Facility

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Eirspan Bridge Management System for National Roads (No.10 Oct-00)

The Road Needs Study, carried out in 1997, identified 1815 bridges on the National Roads in the Republic of Ireland. To date, no nationwide system has existed for the management, inspection and maintenance of these structures. Given the number of new bridges constructed in recent years, and the even greater number due for construction, the establishment of a management system for bridges and other structures on National Roads is essential. Read the rest of this entry »

Restoration of Dublin City Hall (No.10 Oct-00)

A restoration project lasting two years has recently been completed on City Hall revealing a splendid example of 18th century architecture. The building was constructed between 1769 and 1779 following one of the first recorded instances of an architectural prize where Thomas Cooley succeeded over James Gandon and 60 other entrants. The original ground floor consisted of one space with the central rotunda supported on a ai???mushroomai??i?? vaulted structure on the lower ground floor.

Dublin City Hall

Dublin City Hall

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