Michael McDowell: Not every streetscape is improved by a starkly modern addition

Michael McDowell: Not every streetscape is improved by a starkly modern addition

There is no right or wrong where there is genuine quality in architecture

I always hesitate to put my toe into the shark-infested waters of architectural taste and style. All the more so when the point I am making is largely moot because the project is already under way. But here goes.

The ESB is currently building a new HQ on the site of its old office at Fitzwilliam Street. Until the 1960s, the state body had occupied a terrace of Georgian buildings which formed part of the...

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