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Lack of Shelter for Commuters

Photo of canopy shelter, Newbridge railway station, Co. Kildare

Canopy shelter, Newbridge railway station, Co. Kildare

The railway station in Newbridge is beautiful and quaint, persisting from another time. I appreciate beauty and form and function. However, I am an engineer of today, who is keen to address the needs of today’s society. I believe it is right and proper to dismantle (let me be blunt, destroy) beauty that has outlived its era. Let’s log it, digitize it or store samples of it in heritage parks or museums. The Earth is not big enough to leave our former built environment in place as we continue our development.
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