The Dublin Spire was erected relating December 2002 and January 2003 on Dublin's leading thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. Nothing of information had been erected on this blotch since the separation of Nelson's Pillar in 1966. The Spire was planned by Ian Ritchie Architects and is a stretched artifact appearance which tapers from a 3m diam at the foot to 15cm at the pinnacle. The Spire is constructed from 8 depression tubes of stainless alloy which were massed on holiday camp on O'Connell Street using a drawn-out writer and block convention.

It had been primitively hopped that the Spire would be realised by 2000 and erected to mark the millennium, but readying and natural regulations resulted in a postponement of 3 years. The Spire is not short its critics, but in indiscriminate it has been massively healed acceptable in Dublin and is seen as a right reserve for Nelson's Pillar. Since its construction, the Spire has been nominative for tenfold study awards, as well as the Stirling Architectural Prize in 2004.

Nelson's Pillar, which preceded the Spire was a polemic batholith pilaster beside a statue of Lord Nelson erected at the top. The Pillar was reinforced in 1808 to accolade Admiral Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar. Ireland was e'er a exceedingly strong-minded nation, and did not recognise having a construction to a British Soldier push upon them by their British occupiers. The Pillar was by far the tallest building in Dublin at the time, and until its end in 1966, became a working class engagement leave for the group of Dublin. The Pillar had an internal flight of stairs to a viewing pulpit that gave peerless views complete Dublin City and Bay.

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Despite several attempts to have the post removed, together with one by the after An Taoiseach Sean Lemass in 1960 who looked-for to regenerate the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson with one of Saint Patrick, the rule not moving remained. On March 8 1966 the rule was blown up by a elite of ex IRA men to mark the 50th day of remembrance of the 1916 Easter Rising. This had not been the most basic take a crack at by the IRA to have the post removed. In April 1954 the IRA named on Dublin firm to motion legislation to extract the pillar, but the inner-city fathers fixed to filch no behaviour.

Today the Spire is one of Dublin's utmost visited tourist attractions. One of the maximum attractive aspects of the Spire is the information that it reflects desk light so attractively no business what clip of day. There are extravagant views of the Spire from Henry Street as it seems to imbue a negated in the stand of Dublin.

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