The Dublin Spire is 120 metres high and located at the center of O'Connell Street in Ireland's Capital city.
It's built on the same central area of O'Connell Street previously occupied by
Nelson's Pillar until an explosion in 1966.
Originally planned as part of Dublin city's Millennium celebrations, construction was initially postponed by a legal challenge & after work commenced, high winds also proved to be a delaying factor.
Dublin Spire view from Parnell Street & O'Connell Street junction.
Dublin Spire view from Henry Street.
Picture taken on the same street in 1965 with Woolworths and Arnotts shops. Cars & shoppers on Henry Street, Nelson's Pillar in background.
Made with polished stainless steel tubes (totaling 126 tons) the Dublin Spire was completed using the largest crane ever operated in Ireland on January 21st 2003. The official name for the Dublin Spire is "The Monument of Light" though local wags re-named it - The Spike.
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