What is the Dublin Spire for?

What is the Dublin Spire for?

The Spire (also known as the Tur Solais or Monument of Light) was the winning submission in an international architectural competition held by Dublin City Council in 1998 to find a successor for Nelson's Pillar, which was destroyed in 1966. The Spire stands at a height of 463 feet (137 m), and it is made up of three elements: a steel mast with an aluminum sheath around it that stretches out like a petal of a flower; 18,330 square feet (1,730 sq m) of glass panels attached to the sheath; and two copper fins at the top of the structure.

Its purpose is to be a landmark for visitors to Dublin and a symbol of hope for the city's economy. It is the tallest free-standing object in Ireland, and when it goes into operation in late 2004 it will be the first vertical skyscraper in the country. The Spire has become a popular attraction with tourists, and it often appears on tourist maps alongside O'Connell Street and Trinity College.

Construction on the Spire began in August 1997 and it was completed in time for the Millennium Festival in December 1999. The Spire was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 1 January 2000. It cost about $15 million to build and sits at the junction of O'Connell Street and Dame Street in Dublin City Centre.

What is the real name of the spire?

The Spire of Dublin, also known as the Monument of Light (Irish: An Tur Solais), is a 120-metre (390-foot) tall stainless steel pin-like monument located on O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland, on the location of the previous Nelson's Pillar and the statue of William Blakeney. The Spire was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster and it was built by Japanese company JVJ Corp.

It was unveiled on 16 April 1990 by Queen Elizabeth II who was in town for an official visit. The Spire has become a popular symbol of Dublin and Ireland itself. It can be seen from many parts of the city at night when it is lit up in green, white, and red.

In 2009, following an arson attack that destroyed much of its surrounding structure, including a portion of the base which held it upright until construction was completed, engineers assessed the Spire for structural stability and concluded that it was now impossible to remove it safely without destroying it. This means that the Spire will always be there, looming over Dublin's city centre, even though it no longer serves any practical purpose.

It has been suggested that it be removed from its current position to allow room for more shops below it or even replaced with another building. However, this proposal has met with strong opposition from architects and historians who believe that it would destroy any hope of restoring the area to its original state and therefore be an act of vandalism.

What is the big pole in Dublin?

The Dublin Spire The Spire of Dublin, also known as the Monument of Light (Irish: An Tur Solais), is a 120-metre (390-foot) tall stainless steel pin-like monument located on O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland, on the location of the previous Nelson's Pillar and the statue of William Blakeney. It was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and it was built by British company JCB.

The spire has been described as "the world's first true skyscraper" and "a monumental work of art". Its height makes it a major landmark and its presence dominates the city skyline. The spire has become an iconic image of Dublin.

It was built as part of the 1995 International Year for Youth and its inauguration took place on 11 November 1996, during the European Year of Languages. The cost of the monument was estimated at around €15 million ($20 million). It is owned by the City Council but operated by RMS Group under a contract with the council. The spire can be visited via an elevator ride up from the base station on the 4th floor of the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square.

So, the Dublin Spire is the highest point in Dublin. It used to be called "Nelson's Pillar" but this was changed when Ireland joined the EU. Before then it was called "The Monument of Light" but this name didn't last long either.

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