Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
12:25 - what's for lunch?
I studied Engineering there up to my graduation in 1988. I think we may have been the last year before Haughey moved in, in 1991 after big renovations. UCD Engineers relocated to Belfield.
In this Mulligan shot, you can see that the proposed statue of Hibernia surveying the globe (or whatever) was replaced by a hungover engineering student trying to complete a technical drawing assignment:
via David Ramalho
Reminiscent of the architecture of our former colonial masters
At the NIAH, a long entry.
Foundation stone laid in 1904, partially opened 1911, completed 1922.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/184711311@N04 Indeed, that NIAH entry noted in Casey's words, 'the swan-song of British administration in Ireland.'
Albert Power, who did the statue, was also responsible for the Collins and Griffith medallions on the Elephant on Leinster lawn:
Closeup of Science: flic.kr/p/bjSzPP
The DIA notes that he also made the statues either side of the door : Boyle and Hamilton on main front, but all designed by Oliver Sheppard.
So this Thomas Manly Deane was the son of Thomas Newenham Deane who designed our Library Towers...
Niall McAuley I prefer the hungover engineering student.
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Buenas fotos antiguas .
NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS. MERRION -STREET, DUBLIN.
WE now give the drawing showing
the cupola, and the portico towards the quadrangle, of this important **^*■*'1 building, the plan and general views of which were published in our issue of September 29.
Sir Aston Webb, R.A.. and Mr. T. M. Deane, A.R.H.A., are the joint architects (appointed by the Commissioners of Public Works), and the drawing was exhibited at this year's Royal Academy.
Owing to an accident in the postal delivery, Sir Aston Webb’s description of the work, which should ha ve appeared with the former illustration, reached us too late for that issue. As this is a detail of the same build¬ ing, the description may suitably be published now, referring our readers back to the plan as given on September 29
“These buildings are being erected on a fine site in Merrion- street, adjoining Leinster Lawn, the National Museum and Library.
The new buildings will have a frontage of about 350 ft. towards Merrion -street, and a depth of 280 ft. The portion at- present being erected occupies the rear of the site, and is to accommodate the Royal College of Science, now located in St. Stephen's Green.
The centre is occupied by the principal entrance, the main staircase, a large lecture theatre, with library over, and students’ com¬ mon-rooms, one of which is under the dome. The lower ground fioor is occupied by applied physics, including electrical engineering laboratories, and the ground floor by chemistry, including a general laboratory, 75 ft. by 60 ft., and 30 ft. high. On the first floor are placed the botany, geology, mineralogy, and mathematics departments. The whole of the second floor is occupied by agriculture, and its various branches, in¬ cluding chemistry, bacteriology, botany, economics, veterinary, hygiene, and photo¬ graphy. all in connexion with agriculture.
The front, portion of the site it is proposed to occupy later with Government offices, a sketch study of which is illustrated.
A contract for the foundations and the lower ground floor has been let to Messrs. H. & J. Martin, contractors, of Belfast Mr. J. Laurie is acting as clerk of the works.
From ‘The Builder’ journal of Oct 13 1906, which includes the original of the line drawing.
So there’s your date for the original image.
The Eason probably published after this date but before the actual work began
The electrical engineering labs were still there in 1988, and the big lecture theatre was the original wooden bench construction, very steep and ideal for paper plane flying.