Dublin Millennium Spire, Ireland's capital city


The Dublin Spire is 120 metres high and located at the center of Ireland's Capital city. It's built on the same central area of O'Connell Street previously occupied by  Nelson's Pillar until 1966.

Originally planned as part of Dublin city's Millennium celebrations, the construction was initially postponed by a legal challenge & after work commenced, high winds also proved to be a delaying factor.

Dublin Spire from Parnell Street
Dublin Spire from Parnell Street.  

Henry Street view of Dublin Spire
Dublin Spire view from Henry Street.
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.
 

Dublin city image of Milenium Spire base, O'Connell street pedestrians
Designs on Dublin Spire are based on ancient Celtic art at Newgrange.
Millennium Spire on O'Connell Street Dublin, Ireland's capital city
Dublin Millennium Spire & Daniel O'Connell monument, viewed from O'Connell Street bridge.
Dublin Spire view from Parnell street & O'Connell street junction
O'Connell Street view from Ambassador cinema at Parnell St. junction.
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