The Spire of Dublin

We briefly visited the Spire of Dublin more than five years ago. With the arrival of Street View in Ireland we figure it’s time to take a more detailed look at this elegant tower which is the world’s tallest sculpture. Construction of the 121m tall Spire took place in late 2002 and early 2003. It’s actually an elongated cone, tapering from a base diameter of 3m to just 15cm at the top. Forty four individual steel plates were forged to specific dimensions then precision welded into eight sections. Each section was given a perfect finish in a custom-made…

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